At Nefarious Cellars, Lake Chelan provides a picturesque backdrop for wine tasting.
Wine Destinations in the West
Five Via articles tempt you with trips to premier spots for sipping in California, Oregon, and Washington.
Scenic views—think quiet valleys, rolling hills, and charming downtowns—pair well with a glass of vino. We’ve wined and dined at some of the West's top spots for spicy cabernets, buttery chardonnays, and crisp pinot grigios to bring you a roundup that’s mature, bold, and simply enjoyable.
Napa, Calif.: Urban luxuries in wine country
Carmel Valley, Calif.: A cozy village with tasting rooms and galleries
Willamette Valley, Ore.: Six delicious towns to toast
Lake Chelan, Wash.: Stunning scenery with merlots, rieslings, and chardonnays
Livermore, Calif: Cabernet and cowboys
Photography by Andréa Johnson
This article was first published in May 2013. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.