(Broadry) — Finding the perfect place to camp is almost as challenging as finding a fine glass of wine. As harvest season for wine comes to a close, it seems like it is the perfect time to visit some renowned vineyards around the U.S. Pack up your camper and get on the road because not too far from these wineries are some of the greatest places to camp during this time of year.
Natchez Hills – Hampshire, TN
Off the beaten path in Tennessee, you will find Natchez Hills Vineyard and Winery. Known for their local style wines, they offer options for everyone. If you are looking for something a little different than a tasting and a tour, this is the place for you. Every Saturday you can enjoy live
music played at the vineyard. Not too far away you can find Natchez Trace RV Campground, with great RV sites, cabins, and the cutest tiny houses for glamping!
Tropical Winery – Lake Placid, FL
If you prefer to sip your wine under the warm Florida sun then, Tropical Winery is the place for you! Visit their tasting room, open every day and try their wine selection along with craft beer and even local honey. If you like to dance, be sure to visit on a Thursday because this winery offers free line dancing for all ages! The perfect place to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while the kids are dancing. Just 30 miles away you can find Okeechobee KOA Resort, where you can make your vacation complete with rounds of golf on their 9-hole course, games of tennis or pickleball, or just relax by one of their three swimming pools.
The Warm Springs Winery – Warm Springs, GA
The Warm Springs Winery offers something unique for all wine lovers. From harvesting the grapes at peak ripeness to bottling their exceptional selection, this winery provides a unique Georgia flavor. Offering a different take on the classic glass of wine, this winery serves frozen wine or even jalapeno-infused wine, among others. Located in the Georgia countryside not too far from Pine Mountain RV Resort you will find this winery and can enjoy a tasting and tour.
Raffaldini Vineyards – Ronda, NC
If you are staying at Forest Lake RV Resort and willing to make the drive for something truly exquisite, look no further than Raffaldini Vineyards. Deeply rooted in tradition, this Italian inspired vineyard crafts nothing but exceptional wine. Visit for a tasting while a local food truck is serving wood-fired pizza and enjoy some of the most beautiful views in all North Carolina.
Alcantara Vineyards – Cottonwood, AZ
A short walk away from Verde Valley RV & Camping Resort is family-owned, Alcantara Vineyards. Offering a variety of great wines that are sustainably-farmed, this vineyard does it all! Stop by for a wine tasting to sip on four varieties of your choosing and stick around for a guided tour through this vineyard to learn more about what makes them so special.
Buckle Family Wine – Gunnison, CO
Located in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, you can find family-owned winery, Buckle Family Wine. Though many do not consider Colorado to be an optimal region for growing grapes, this winery embraces the challenge and produces something spectacular. A visit to their tasting room is sure to impress you, enjoy a flight of some of their fine wines or buy a bottle to enjoy there or take back to the campground. Close by you can find Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch, the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and the view, during their camping season, May through September.
Fritz Underground Winery – Cloverdale, CA (Sonoma)
In the heart of California’s wine country, Sonoma, you will find Fritz Underground Winery. Their critically acclaimed, and award-winning wine is simply a delight. Join them for a tasting or extend your stay so that you can enjoy their Boards & Bottle Sign Painting, Wine Cave Tour, and Charcuterie. Known for being one of the best spots for a photo-op, you are sure to enjoy the
view! Just as beautiful is Russian River RV Campground, only fifteen minutes away and a great destination for adventure.
Adding a stop at any of these wineries while on your next camping trip will surely make it one to remember. These vineyards all have bottled wine available for purchase that you can bring back to the campground to enjoy. Be sure to plan ahead on how to get to and from these wineries if you plan on enjoying an extra glass of wine.
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