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Wine Destinations in the West

Five Via articles tempt you with trips to premier spots for sipping in California, Oregon, and Washington.

wine drinkers on patio at Nefarious Cellars above Lake Chelan Washington, image
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At Nefarious Cellars, Lake Chelan provides a picturesque backdrop for wine tasting.

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.