- Organized by Wine Region and City or Town
- Key to ratings. The first bracketed letter refers to environment and overall winery experience; the second bracketed letter refers to overall wine quality.
- Having a winemaker/owner onsite, a view, a comfortable, interesting tasting room, and knowledgeable staff all figure in the rating for overall experience.
- Intensity, complexity, balance, structure, and originality are the criteria for wine quality.
- TRO refers to tasting room only–no winery or vineyard onsite.
- Date refers to date of last visit
Hollister/Cienega Valley AVA
Calera Lovely view, historic winery, [B] [B]
DeRose [D] [B]
Cesar Toxqui Hopland TRO, winemaker is often onsite [B] [B]
Goldeneye Gorgeous grounds, excellent service, among the top wines in CA [A] [A+]
Jeriko In Hopland, quality all around [A] [A]
Milano Rustic, earthy, in Hopland, winemaker often available [B][B]
Serecena Beautiful property, excellent wines, old world style [A][A]
Bernardo Shops and restaurant [B] [C]
Chuparosa Winemaker/owner onsite. Top-shelf wines [A] [A]
Edwards Winemaker/owner onsite. Excellent wines. [A] [A]
Orfila Attractive grounds, can be crowded [B] [A]
Ramona Valley Ranch Winemaker/owner onsite, very comfortable and charming [A] [B]
San Diego Cellars Urban winery in Little Italy, [B] [D]
San Pasquale Seaport Village tasting room, [A] [B]
Vinavanti Urban winery in Hillcrest, unusual, fascinating, “natural” wines [A][B+]
David Bruce [B] [B+] Estate Pinot Noir is usually reserved for Club members
Ridge Great place for a picnic, historic winery, long and winding road to get there [A][A]
Thomas Fogarty Wine doesn’t get much better [A] [A]
Santa Lucia Highlands/Monterrey