Where do Northern California winemakers hang out when they’re not at work? Other wineries, of course! Despite fierce competition between producers, the region’s wine industry fosters a collegial environment built on mutual admiration and friendship.
To celebrate those connections (and get some excellent insider tips in the process) we set in motion a winemaker recommendation relay, starting with Renée Ary, winemaker for Duckhorn Vineyards in the Napa Valley. We asked Ary to reveal one of her favorite wineries to visit, then asked the winemaker at her chosen venue to do the same. And so on, and so on, and so on.
Click through the slideshow to find out which winery stops are among California winemakers’ favorites.