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 person, per year in 1934 to 2.94 gallons per year in 2016. That's nearly one trillion gallons of wine!
So where can we imbibe right here in Ventura County and adjacent areas (roughly within a 40 minute radius)? 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
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. Also offering the popular Malibu Wine Safaris www.lasafaris.com, Malibu Wine Hikes www.malibuwinehikes.com and Malibu Wine Sailing www.malibusailing.com. Not to mention, Saddlerock Gardens.
Oak Creek Ranch Winery will be re-opening after closing for three years for renovations on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Located at 10024 Old Creek Road, Ventura. Located on an 850 acre cattle ranch in the Ojai Valley. oldcreekranch.com 805-649-4132
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
Malibu Wine Safari www.lasafaris.com
Art and Wine Sipping Options
Ventura Spirits at 3891 N. Ventura Ave, #B2A, Ventura has a tasting room that is open Fridays 1-5PM and Sat/Sun from noon to 5pm. Available cocktails include Haymaker’s Vodka, Wilder Gin, Opuntia Prickly Pear Spirit and Strawberry Brandy. venturaspirits.com
Wine No More
We Olive & Wine Bar Tasting at The Oaks Mall closed permanently in August 2018.
The Tasting Room at River Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club (closed 10/6/17)