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(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  

Natchez Trace RV Campground
Natchez Trace RV Campground

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

Okeechobee KOA Resort

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  

Pine Mountain RV Resort
Pine Mountain RV Resort

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  

Forest Lake RV Campground
Forest Lake RV Campground

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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  

Verde Valley
Verde Valley RV & Camping Resort

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  

Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch
Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch

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)  

Russian River
Russian River RV Campground

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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