Been to Napa? Try These 5 Wine Country Destinations Next

Been to Napa? Try These 5 Wine Country Destinations Next

Napa Valley may be synonymous with wine country trips. The well-established region with 400 some wineries consistently churns out award-winning labels. But there are plenty more wine trip destinations that shrug off the pretension, make damn good vino, and also offer outdoor recreation to break up your wine tastings.

From the remarkable pinot noirs in Oregon’s Willamette Valley to a wine region in Western Colorado that’s also a draw for mountain bikers to Mexico’s ancient but largely undiscovered wine region on the Baja peninsula, these authentic spots are ripe for exploration.

Here are five alternatives to Napa for your next wine country escape.
 
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