California Wine Trips You Should Go On This Summer (That Aren’t Napa)

If you live in Cali and like wine, sure, you’re gonna go to Napa. But here’s the thing: Napa makes up only one percent of the grapes grown in California — our state actually has over 137 AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) that stretch as far north as Mendocino County and as far south as Riverside County, so if you’re looking to go wine tasting/stumbling for the weekend, your choices are actually (almost) endless. Some are better than others, though — and here are eight regions worth a visit:

Wine Country

Healdsburg, Sonoma
Sebastopol, Sonoma
Monterey, California
Paso Robles
Pismo Beach
Santa Barbara Wine Country
Downtown Santa Barbara
Malibu

Read about each region and the complete story at Thrillist.

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