According to the Wine Institute, a public policy advocacy association of over 1,000 wineries, wine consumption in the United States has grown from about quarter of a gallon per year in 1934 to 2.8 gallons per year in 2014, per resident. That's nearly 900 million gallons of wine!
So where can we imbibe right here in Ventura County and adjacent areas (roughly within a 40 minute radius)? There are plenty of wineries offering tastings and wine tasting rooms! Here's a compilation for your tasting pleasure.
(Note: Contact us for changes/additions. We have attempted to include only those places that currently offer wine tasting to the general public.)
Cantara Cellars in Camarillo www.cantaracellars.com
Firestone Vineyard in Santa Ynez www.firestonewine.com
Giessinger Winery & Tasting Room in Fillmore, Westlake Village giessingerwinery.com
Gone West Cellars in Ventura offers tastings gonewestcellars.wix.com/gonewestcellars
Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard www.herzogwinecellars.com
Malibu Family Wines tasting rooms at 71740 Mulholland Highway, Malibu (open 7 days a week) (818.865.0605) and at the Four Seasons Westlake Village Friday through Sunday (818.575.3000). Visit www.malibuwines.com.
Sip Malibu Grapes in Agoura Hills www.sipmalibugrapes.com
Sunland Vintage Winery and Tasting Room in Thousand Oaks www.SunlandVintageWinery.com
The Tasting Room at Four Seasons Westlake Village www.fourseasons.com/westlakevillage/dining/signature_experiences/the_tasting_room
We Olive Wine Tasting at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks weolive.com/thousand-oaks/the-wine-bar