Tasting an oaky wine straight from the barrel or a hoppy beer perfectly poured from the keg will always be an experience unlike anything from a can or a bottle. And, in many cases, it’s an experience worth working into your travel plans while you’re on vacation. Whether you’re enjoying an urban escape in a big city or are trying your hand at country-living for a bit, take a detour to a sprawling vineyard or find the nearest local brewery to add some fun and flavor to your getaway.
We’ve searched for the best winery and/or brewery in every state to put together a list of places you just can’t miss. These are places where the ambiance is unbeatable, and more importantly the craft brews and aged wines are award-winning. Our list will lead you to the best wineries and breweries across the United States, so you’ll have no excuse not to go for a tasting on your next trip. Take a look:
Alabama (Birmingham): Avondale Brewing Co.
Alaska (Fairbanks): HooDoo Brewing Co.
Arizona (Tempe): Four Peaks
Arkansas (Mountain Home): Raimondo Family Winery
California (Temecula): Wilson Creek Winery
Colordao (Denver): Great Divide Brewing Co.
Connecticut (North Stonington): Jonathan Edwards Winery
Delaware (Georgetown): 16 Mile Brewery
Florida (Oakland Park): Funky Buddha Brewery
Georgia (Atlanta): SweetWater Brewing Co.
Hawaii (Lahaina): Maui Brewing Co.
Idaho (Garden City): Cinder
Illinois (Warrenville): Two Brothers Artisan Brewing
Indiana (Plainfield): Chateau Thomas Winery
Iowa (Indianola): Summerset Winery
Kansas (Kansas City): Amigoni Urban Brewery
Kentucky (Lexington): Country Boy Brewing
Louisiana (New Orleans): Crescent City Brewhouse
Maine (Union): Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery
Maryland (Sparks): Basignani Winery
Massachusetts (Boston): Trillium Brewing Company
Michigan (Grand Rapids): Founders Brewing Co.
Minnesota (Stillwater): Northern Vineyards Winery
Mississippi (Natchez): Old South Winery
Missouri (Dutzow): Blumenhof Vineywards and Winery
Montana (Missoula): Bayern Brewing
Nebraska (La Vista): Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
Nevada (Las Vegas): Big Dog’s Brewing Company
New Hampshire (South Hampton): Jewell Towne Vineyards
New Jersey (Shamong): Valenzano Wine
New Mexico (Albuquerque): St Clair Winery & Bistro
New York (Warwick): Warwick Valley Winery
North Carolina (Monroe): Treehouse Vineyards
North Dakota (Buffalo): Red Trail Vineyard
Ohio (Akron): Hoppin’ Frog
Oklahoma (Oklahoma City): Coop Ale Works
Oregon (Salem): Cubanisimo Vineyards
Pennsylvania (Chadds Ford): Chaddsford Winery
Rhode Island (Westerly): Grey Sail Brewing
South Carolina (Hilton Head Island): Island Winery
South Dakota (Hill City): Naked Winery
Tennessee (Nashville): Tailgate Beer
Texas (Houston): Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Utah (Salt Lake City): Epic Brewing
Vermont (Greensboro Bend): Hill Farmstead Brewery
Virginia (Winchester): Kysela
Washington (Seattle): Fremont Brewing Company
West Virginia (Wheeling): Good Mansion Wines
Wisconsin (Prairie du Sac): Wollersheim Winery
Wyoming (Sheridan): The Black Tooth Brewing Company