Wine-Making Camps

If you have wanted to take a winemaking vacation, these are places that will fulfill your dreams.

Sannino Bella Vita, North Fork, NY

A year-long process that begins in the fall, you’ll return each season to prune, press, blend and bottle. In the end you’ll walk with 23 cases of your own wine.

Judd’s Hill, Napa Valley

You’ll craft your own bespoke Bordeaux-style at this one-day blending intensive. While you leave with your own bottle, you can order a barrel of your personal mash-up. $225;

Sonoma’s 3-Day Grape Camp

In the morning it’s “light” harvesting, then lazy lunches and tastings at various vineyards. Sure, you’ll learn, but also play bocce at Francis Ford Coppola’s winery.

Harvest Tour de Vin, Paso Robles, CA

Three luxurious days of tours and gourmet dining. Learn the basics, key pairing tips and vie for the title of grape stomping champ.

NW Oregon and Washington Wine Tours

You’ll see three wineries in a day, where you’ll walk the Oregon fields, see the crush pads and sip, sip and sip. The day ends with a grand tasting from 20 area wineries. 

Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, Napa and Sonoma

If you’re in the wine business, angle for an invite to this learn-and-drink camp that showcases several of Diageo’s vineyards.

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