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 2.95 gallons per resident in 2018. That equates to 966 million gallons of wine in 2018.
So where can we imbibe right here in Ventura County and adjacent areas? 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.)
Giessinger Winery & Tasting Room in Fillmore (365 Santa Clara Street - right next to Fillmore & Western Railway (open Wed through Sunday; closed Tuesday; hours vary) 805.524.5000 and 3059 Willow Lane, Westlake Village (open Thursday through Sunday, 2-7pm) (805.405.5557) giessingerwinery.com
Malibu Family Wines tasting room at 71740 Mulholland Highway, Malibu (open 7 days a week) (818.865.0605). (Closed since Woolsey Fire.) 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.
NABU Wines offers tastings at 2649 Townsgate Road, Suite 200, Westlake Village and as of September 2019 is open Thursdays 5-9PM, Fridays 5-11PM, Saturdays Noon-11PM and Sundays Noon-6PM. Visit nabuwines.com or call 805.778.1100 or 818.835.3704. Live music most nights!
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
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)