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Sip, Savor, and Celebrate: The Art of Winery Restaurants

It’s happening all over the world—wineries are finding a new way to showcase their distinctive wines by opening gourmet restaurants! Creating artful culinary experiences right in the winery means that we get to create an unforgettable experience for our communities.

When wine and food is your passion, there is no better dream than creating a menu inspired by the wines that you make. As you’ll see, more and more wineries are taking on this exciting creative venture.

Sip and savor

The biggest wine secret, known in culinary communities all over the world, is that it is made better when paired with gourmet food. What’s more, as your love of wine grows and your palate evolves, it can change your relationship with food.

Pairing distinctive wine with thoughtfully made cuisine just might have you reaching for dishes you never would have considered before.

Must-Visit Wineries With Restaurants

Wine and food live in harmony together—their flavors might balance, complement, emphasize, or challenge each other. This is what makes a winery with a restaurant so special. Here are some of our favorite wineries with their very own restaurants.

Wise Villa Winery

Tucked into the Sierra Foothills, we are an award-winning winery featuring a Tuscan-style bistro. Ingredients are sourced locally and the dishes are crafted to make one reminiscent of not only Tuscany but our own distinctive wine styles. Enjoy food and wine pairings to a backdrop of rolling hills and vineyards—a view distinctly Californian, but echoing of Europe and beyond.

Quinta Da Pacheca

Located in the beautiful Duoro Valley of Portugal, Quinta Da Pacheca features traditional Portuguese cuisine paired with estate-made award-winning wines. The estate has been making wine since 1738 and offers breathtaking views and a fascinating history.

Marqués de Riscal

For lovers of Spanish wine, this Rioja winery with restaurant is a must! Serving a rotating menu crafted by Riojan chef Francis Paniego, the food is made to pair with the rich red wines of Rioja. The estate was awarded Best Vineyard in Europe in 2021, and the restaurant was awarded one Michelin star.

L’Atelier de Candale at Chateau de Candale

Bordeaux, France is one of the most famous wine regions in the world. In Saint-Emilion, on the right bank of the river, the wines are fruity and complex. L’Atelier de Candale serves modern-style French cuisine with colorful, modern platings that delight the eye.

Create Your Own Wine and Dine Adventure

These are some of our favorite wine-and-dine experiences around the world. We encourage you to discover the art of food and wine pairing yourself by exploring winery restaurants in your local region. Be sure to look out for them when you travel as well. Remember, there is wine all over the world, and where there’s wine, there’s food!

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