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Visit the Best Wine Regions in the US

Heather Taylor - December 16, 2021

Sip & Swirl Around the Country

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Sometimes, there’s nothing better than centering your vacation around delicious experiences and new adventures.  Sampling your way through the best wine regions in the US is just one way to do this, and we happen to think it’s the best. 

Though famed wine-growing regions like the Bordeaux region in France and Italy’s Tuscan vineyards produce a broad range of beloved wines, you can find plenty of delicious sips without having to travel internationally. When it comes to choosing the best wine regions in the US, the list is long and delicious – and also very personal. 

Luckily, Select Registry properties are well-situated throughout the country, including in some of the best wine regions in the US. Whether you want to try the famed Cabernet Sauvignon’s of Napa Valley, the Pinot Noirs of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, or the crisp Rieslings of the Finger Lakes, there are plenty of excellent wineries to sample. 

As we head into a new year, it’s time to plan some new adventures.  Join us at Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts around the country to sip and swirl your way through the country.  Our proximity to the best wine regions in the US isn’t the only reason to choose to stay at a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast.  There are plenty of added perks!

Select Registry is a collection of independent properties, all of which set themselves apart from your standard hotel lodging. Moreover, the Select Registry brand stands behind each property to ensure you have a reliable and quality-assured getaway experience. As you stay, you’ll also earn rewards that can be used on future Select Registry stays. 

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Best Wine Regions in the US – West Coast

Up and down the West Coast, from Washington to California, there are many wine regions to visit. It’s hard to choose which of these represent the best wine regions in the US, as we think they all offer something different and distinctly delicious. To start, though, here are the four best wine regions in the US located on the West Coast. 

Washington Wineries

Eastern Washington, home to the Walla Walla Valley AVA, has recently been ranked as one of the best wine regions in the US.  The area is best known for its bold red wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot. 

The Walla Walla Valley is home to 120 Washington wineries. Though the red wines from the Walla Walla Valley are spectacular, Washington wineries in the area produce a broad range of wines, both red and white. 

You can read more about what makes Walla Walla one of the best wine regions in the US here.

Oregon Wine Country

Oregon’s Willamette Valley was named the 2016 wine-growing region of the year by Wine Enthusiast, which only worked to solidify this area as one of the best wine regions in the US. 

In total, there are nearly 650 Willamette Valley wineries calling the area home. Almost 70% of the wine grapes grown here are of the Pinot Noir variety, with Pinot Gris being the second most common. 

Read more about one of the best wine regions in the US here.

Napa Valley Wineries

Napa Valley has long been hailed as one of the best wine regions in the US and worldwide.  Located just about an hour south of San Francisco, it’s easy to get to, and the wine promises to be delicious.

There are 16 different appellations within the greater Napa Valley region, each representing a distinct microclimate and terrain that influences the characteristics of the wine grapes grown there. Within these 16 AVA’s, there are more than 375 wineries and 90+ urban tasting rooms.

Read more about some of the best wineries to visit in Napa Valley here

Paso Robles Wineries

The range of wineries in Paso Robles offers wine connoisseurs something unique. It’s been said by many people and organizations that Paso Robles resembles what Napa or Sonoma was like in the ’70s – in other words, a far less pretentious and more laid-back wine and food-loving destination that offers some of the best wine tasting experiences in the country right now. 

Paso Robles is the biggest AVA in California, but its characteristics are pretty distinct. More than 40 wine grape varieties are grown in the area, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne, and of course, Zinfandel, the area’s heritage wine varietal.

Learn more about what makes Paso Robles one of the best wine regions in the US here.

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Other Great Wine Regions to Explore

Finger Lakes Wine Tasting

The Finger Lakes Region, located in upstate New York, is one of the fastest-growing and best wine regions in the US. More than 100 Finger Lakes wineries are calling this area home.

The Finger Lakes Region is well-known for its aromatic white varietals like Riesling and Gewurztraminer. These wineries also produce a range of cool-climate reds like Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. 

Read more about what makes this one of the best wine regions in the US here.

Texas Hill Country

Texas probably doesn’t pop into your mind as one of the best wine regions in the US, but it’s very worthy of mention. Texas Hill Country’s wine-growing region is the 3rd largest in the country. The varietals produced by Texas Hill Country wineries are diverse but reflective of those you’d find in France, Spain, and Italy. 

With more than 1,000 acres of planted vineyards and 100+ wineries calling the area home, it should come as no surprise that Texas Hill Country wineries are considered one of the “must-visit” wine destinations in the country. 

Learn More about why Texas Hill Country deserves a mention as one of the best wine regions in the US here

North Georgia Wineries

Just a couple of hours north of Atlanta, you’ll find yourself immersed in Georgia’s mountainous wine country, and one of the best wine regions in the US.  While Georgia might be more famous for craft beer and its historic moonshine, Georgia’s wine industry is burgeoning.

North Georgia wineries are best known for their Muscadet and fruit wines, which makes sense given that Georgia is the Peach State.  However, plenty of other wine varietals is also produced here, which will round out your tasting adventure perfectly. 

Learn More about North Georgia Wine Country here.

As you sip and swirl your way through these best wine regions in the US, partner with Select Registry for lodging. Here, you’ll find a dedication to service and hospitality that isn’t found at standard hotel chains.  As you go, you’ll also earn Select Registry Rewards and discounts towards future stays.  

California Wine Country Getaways

Churchill Manor

Churchill Manor, a historic and romantic Napa California bed and breakfast inn, is the perfect retreat for visits to the Napa Valley wine country. From our location, the Napa Valley wine regions of Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, Saint Helena, and Calistoga are just minutes away.

Downtown restaurants, wine tasting salons, outdoor activities, and massage and spa services are within an easy walk. Built in 1889 by Napa County’s elite, the mansion offers a charming 19th-century ambiance for your next vacation to the Napa Valley. Our location also makes an ideal setting for a wine country wedding.

Oregon Wine Country Getaways

Youngberg Hill

Youngberg Hill is set on a 50-acre hilltop surrounded by exquisite vineyards and views. We are one of Wine Spectator’s favorite locations. Our inn has an amazing 30-year old vineyard that is farmed organically and is known for producing award-winning wines.

Our bed & breakfast offers the perfect retreat for your Oregon wine country getaway. The inn features nine lovely guest rooms with luxuriously appointed amenities and stunning views. In addition to our own vineyard and tasting room, we are also conveniently located to over 100 different wineries and tasting rooms in the Willamette Valley.

Washington Wine Country Getaway

Cameo Heights Mansion

Cameo Heights Mansion is a luxury destination Walla Walla Hotel with bed and breakfast style amenities in the wine country of Walla Walla, Washington. Perched on a scenic orchard setting by a river, it features seven spacious suites with private baths, air-jetted tubs, gas fireplaces, sumptuous fine dining, hiking in the adjacent orchard/vineyard, and an outside swimming pool/hot tub/fire pit.

The common areas includes a living room, hospitality area with bottomless snacks, ping pong, games, and a theatre room. Star-gazing from the hot tub, swimming or sun tanning in the desert heat, roasting s’mores, tetherball, horseshoes, hiking, and veranda dining at sunset are just an of the assorted pleasures of The Mansion.

In eleven years of operation, we have won several regional, national, and even international awards.  TripAdvisor awarded us their prestigious “Traveler’s Choice of 25 Top B&Bs and Inns in the U.S.” in 2013 and named us Top 10 Romantic Inn in the US in 2011 and Top 10 Most Romantic in the World in 2014!  Come and visit us this year and you tell us where we stand as your favorite getaway.

Finger Lakes Wine Country Getaways

The Inn at Gothic Eves

After a day of tasting award-winning wines, beers, ciders or cheese, hiking to a 215 ft waterfall or the other 20 waterfalls, enjoying a wonderful meal in 5 star rated restaurant, and visiting Cornell or Ithaca College, you can find a comfortable luxurious suite at The Inn at Gothic Eves to rest your head.

Our Bed and Breakfast Inn has 8 suites designed for the discerning traveler with custom tiled bathrooms, heated bathroom floors, fireplaces, jetted tubs, large vanities, and showers with body sprays. Each room has soft cozy bathrobes, fluffy thick towels, 600 count sheets, hybrid mattress for support and comfort. The suites also offer speakers for their music, plenty of outlets, smart TVs with Rokus to enjoy NETFLIX and Hulu plus, and so much more. 

Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel

Settle into luxurious comfort at Geneva On The Lake, a historic boutique resort hotel and restaurant in Geneva, New York, situated on 10 beautiful acres overlooking Seneca Lake in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. 

Truly a haven for visitors, the gorgeous Italianate villa offers 29 guest accommodations, all appointed with beautifully handcrafted Stickley furniture. A variety of suites and studios offer breathtaking views, wood-burning fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and cathedral ceilings. At Geneva On The Lake, luxury and beauty are perfected in every accommodation, from the stunning architecture and thoughtful amenities to the warm hospitality that extends beyond the comfort of your room.  Explore Geneva’s charming historic district by bike, visit nearby award-winning wineries, or walk the lakeside trails.

Chalet of Canandaigua Bed and Breakfast

Be our guest at this 30-acre luxury boutique B&B rated #1 in Canandaigua and in the Finger Lakes and one of the TOP 25 Best B&B’s in the U.S. by Trip Advisor in 2014-2019. The Chalet is tucked into the wooded hills of Canandaigua, NY providing a private location and a peaceful retreat complete with a grand pond and walking trails, yet the attractions of wine country and the Finger Lakes are within easy reach.

Enjoy your stay in one of our three-bedroom suites which are elegantly decorated with warm colors and beautiful Pottery Barn bedding. We offer a unique three-course gourmet breakfast that accommodates guests’ dietary needs, as well as a delicious dessert each evening. Our 7600 sq. ft. log cabin combines rustic elegance with a touch of contemporary, so our guests find all the comforts of home while being pampered while away. 

Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfasts

Sage Hill Inn & Spa

Located 25 minutes from Downtown Austin Texas, the Sage Hill Inn & Spa sit atop a hill on 88 acres above Onion Creek, with sweeping views of the Hill Country to the West. Sage Hill offers peace and relaxation away from city life.

The Sage Hill restaurant is an experience you don’t want to miss. Our seasonal gourmet menu provides a three-course meal each night and a full hot breakfast each morning, both incorporating fresh fruit and vegetables from our gardens. Our land has miles and miles of hiking trails rich with wildlife including deer, blackbuck antelope, wild turkey, foxes, raccoons, and abundant birdlife. 

Blair House Inn Bed and Breakfast

Blair House Inn is located in the beautiful Wimberley, TX. Known for providing gracious hospitality and attentive service. Situated on 22 gorgeous acres, Blair House Inn offers a respite from today’s busy world. 

The artists’ community of Wimberley, known as the Star of the Texas Hill Country, offers a variety of art galleries and boutiques. Visit nearby wineries or head to one of many park areas for a romantic picnic. 

North Georgia Bed and Breakfasts

Glen Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant

Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Meeting Place is located between Tallulah Falls and Clarkesville, Georgia in the northeast corner of the state. This historic inn features a fine dining restaurant and all the modern amenities expected by the discriminating traveler.

Surrounded by 17 acres and the Chattahoochee National Forest, Glen-Ella Springs is a welcome respite for those seeking a romantic getaway, executive retreat, or the ideal location to serve as a home base while exploring the many antique and art galleries, wineries, waterfall, and hiking trails of the north Georgia mountains and the wineries of northern Georgia.

White Birch Inn

The White Birch Inn, on the square of Historic Clayton, Georgia, is a luxurious boutique inn. The six guestrooms and suites in this century-old building are uniquely decorated in the style of rustic mountain chic. 

Whether you spend your day shopping or antiquing in Clayton’s quaint stores, hiking the many nearby trails, fly fishing or boating, visiting wineries, or just exploring the area, you will be ready for your afternoon wine and cheese back at the inn, comparing notes with the other guests.

Beechwood Inn

Southern Living Magazine names Beechwood Inn “One of the South’s Most Charming Inns.” Wine Spectator Names Beechwood Inn Top 13 East Coast Inns with Excellent Wines. The inn offers rustic elegance in a romantic mountain-side setting overlooking the historic town of Clayton.

Each guest suite is individually decorated, features fine linens, most have fireplaces, private porches, mountain views, and all have modern private baths and are the perfect home base to explore wine country.

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