Sip & Savor

California Wineries Offer Top Wine and Food Experiences Year-Round

Wine Lovers Can Also Sip and Savor at Winery Restaurants

Whether a beginner or experienced wine taster, kick your California wine country experience up a notch by pairing regional wines with farm-to-fork tastes and meals. For those who want the inside scoop on the ultimate wine and food experiences in California, Wine Institute created a list of wineries offering delicious pairings and restaurant menus year-round.

(Farm-to-table wine and food experiences abound at California wineries. Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma County offers a guided, seated tasting of four single-vineyard wines alongside their culinary pairings. PRNewsfoto/Wine Institute)

From Kendall-Jackson’s five original food courses paired with limited-production wines to Pine Ridge Vineyards’ tasting of five Cabernet Sauvignons with small bites in the winery cave, there are great wine and food pairing experiences to appeal to every visitor.

Wine Institute has also compiled a list of on-site winery owned restaurants using seasonal locally-grown ingredients offering numerous options for wine pairings.

View more of these experiences from around the state at and learn more about winery amenities, recipes and all things California wines. California is the number one U.S. state for wine and food tourism with 24 million visits to its wine country annually, 138 American Viticultural Areas and 4,700 wineries that produce 85 percent of U.S. wine. For additional ideas on California wine and food road trips in more than a dozen regions of the state, click here.

Established in 1934, Wine Institute is the public policy association of nearly 1,000 California wineries. See:

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