Instead of simply ordering wine at your next meal, why not make it an experience by dining with the winemaker?
You can head to wine country in Sonoma, California, where winemaker dinners take place year-round.
At the Madrona Manor Inn, you’ll dine with local winemakers and discuss their choices that are paired with a gourmet meal.
Gray Ghost Vineyards of Virginia also offers hosted dinners several times a year for $75.
The Cellar on 10th is a wine store in Astoria, Oregon that’s a favorite among locals.
Here, you can enjoy monthly dinners in the fall with winemakers from the Pacific Northwest, starting at $105 for a six-course meal.
And in Washington wine country, head to Walla Walla’s Marcus Whitman Hotel for its summer Winemaker’s Series—though the price may seem steep at about $400 a person, it also includes an overnight stay at the historic hotel.
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