We've all checked off the Christmas festivities – from the abundant feasts to countless steps in pursuit of last-minute gifts. Perhaps you've also felt the magic of being with family, but there's something special about the serenity of solitude.

With 2024 fast approaching, do you also experience the desire for a little treat and a much-needed getaway? How about enjoying the holiday season in a wine region, alongside your visits to beautiful beaches, national parks and hot springs?

Fly like a snowflake to some of the beautiful winter holiday destinations (Credit: Maddy Baker, unsplash.com)

Below we have put down a few wineries that are worth visiting in some popular winter holiday destination of the United States. Time to put them off your bucket list!

Take a look at these wineries of the west and east coast!

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Napa Valley

5766 Silverado Trail, Napa CA 94558

FAY Vineyard is where Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars begins (Credit: Stag’s Leap wine Cellars)

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars catapulted Napa Valley to global acclaim by outshining France’s finest in the iconic 1976 “Judgment of Paris” blind tasting. Here you can enjoy the famous estate's Cabernet Sauvignons and experience a journey of savoring excellence. Each sip is a celebration of our timeless triumph and the taste of victory. Explore the heart of Napa Valley's pioneering spirit with Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, a name known for greatness.

Don’t forget you can taste the wines before your visit. Find them on VinoVoss.

Benziger Family Winery

Sonoma County

1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen CA 95442

The tasting table offers space for many (Credit: Benziger Family Winery)

Experience a unique wine journey at this famous place, which is also a certified Biodynamic farm. You can explore the vineyards with some stunning tram tours and delight your palate with daily tastings.

Wine Spectator considers this winery estate a "must-visit." It offers a memorable experience with exceptional wines and sustainable practices. The beauty of biodynamic winemaking will offer you the flavors that reflect a harmonious blend of nature and craftsmanship. A must-see place.

Blenheim Vineyards

Central Virginia / Charlottesville

31 Blenheim Farm, Charlottesville VA 22902

An escape to enjoy some gastronomic delights at Blenheim Vineyards (Credit: Blenheim Vineyards)

Blenheim Vineyards has spent 10+ years making good wine from Virginia grapes on 32 acres of vineyards. Blenheim, Claim, Deer Ridge, and Seaview Vineyards have different soil and terroir, representing their unique origins. Designed by Dave Matthews and master craftsman William Johnson, the eco-friendly winery building was completed in 2000 to minimize environmental impact.

With a split-level structure, the tasting room above provides a view into the wine production facility below. The tasting room is made from old wood and has strong joints.

It lets in lots of natural light through windows and skylights facing south. This helps save electricity and is good for the environment. In winter, passive solar heating complements this environmentally conscious design. A cosy place to be this time of the year.

Seven Hills Winery 

Walla Walla

212 North Third Avenue, Walla Walla WA 99362

You can even book a private tour with Bobby Richards head winemaker (Credit: Seven Hills Winery)

Founded in 1988, Seven Hills Winery stands as one of the pioneering estates in the Walla Walla Valley. Enjoy their legacy by visiting their downtown Walla Walla location. You can take a winery tour there, indulge in tastings, or elevate your experience with some delightful food and wine pairings.

Walla Walla's winemaking history and craftsmanship at Seven Hills Winery can be explored together, defining over three decades. It is a journey through exceptional wines and the rich viticultural heritage of the Walla Walla Valley. For unforgettable memories, thats for sure.

Adelsheim Vineyard

Willamette Valley

16800 N.E. Calkins Lane, Newberg OR 97132

A taste of this pioneering spirit, from Pinot noir along Quarter Mile Lane (Credit: Adelsheim Vineyard)

Founded in 1971, Adelsheim pioneers world-class wines in Oregon's Chehalem Mountains. A landmark winery in the Willamette Valley, they shape Oregon's wine narrative. As a LIVE certified sustainable winery, Adelsheim features diverse estate vineyards and fosters community support for equity and education.

You can discover the magic of Oregon and the Chehalem Mountains through their exquisite flight of wines. For a taste of this pioneering spirit, from Pinot noir along Quarter Mile Lane to single vineyard expressions, Adelsheim Vineyards should not be left out.

These wineries give you a small taste of what you can explore. So, what are you waiting for? Explore the amazing experiences wineries have to offer!

Lotte Gabrovits

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