You know what they say: When in doubt, go to a winery. They say that, right? Because they should. The thing is, wineries are never a bad idea—sunny days, rainy days, summer days, winter days, vacation days, staycation days, you name it, there's never a bad time to have a good time.
That holds true no matter what state in the US you're in, fellow wine connoisseurs. Yelp helped us compile the 51—yes, of course we included DC—best wineries in the United States. To do so, the review website looked at the star rating and number of reviews for businesses listed in the "wineries" category. Some of these are just too good to be true.
"This was my first visit to the winery but for sure won't be my last. The atmosphere is laid back and relaxed. The view is of trees and a barnyard, very beautiful in fall with the outdoor seating. Indoor is plenty of seating at the bar, and tables in the back." - Nikki
11661 Old Highway 280
Chelsea, AL 35043
"A winery in Alaska...whhhaatt! This place is super cool. Came here on our last trip to Homer and it was definitely on the list of places to go back to on this trip." - Michelle G.
60203 Bear Creek Drive
Homer, AK 99603
"Great wines, great staff, great ambiance, great food and all very reasonably priced. Had a great Saturday afternoon tasting (generous pours); back on Sunday for delicious skewers." - Claudio I.
1023 N. Main Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
"We loved this quaint little winery. The owners were knowledgable & friendly. We enjoyed a free tasting & stayed & d a bottle on location. Bought several bottles to take home. A must-visit." - Christine L.
4937 Highway 187
Eureka Springs, AR 72631
"SIMPLY THE BEST WINE I'VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE! ... If you are in Calistoga, make your appointment. Go see them. Thank me later!!" - Poupie B.
2361 Greenwood Avenue
Calistoga, CA 94515
"With no shortage of vineyards and wineries in the area, I have to love a place on an epic level to go more than once during our excursions to Palisade. Hermosa is one of those wineries. I could easily come here every day (Not just on vacation, literally every day)." - Sarah M.
3269 3/4 C Road
Palisade, Colorado 81526
"What a special place. Did a full tasting (15?!) for a super-reasonable price, deliberated over the list with a glass or three more and built a case purchase. A first for me." - Jonathan M.
848 Route 171
Woodstock, CT 06281
"Gorgeous space, beautiful location, and delicious food!" - Rachael P.
385 Water Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
"Amazing amazing wine with enough selection to please any palate...The staff is incredibly friendly and were the best part of the experience. The wine slushees are amazing, the atmosphere is beautiful. Definitely a must-do." - Abigail R.
32512 Blackwater Road
Frankford, DE 19945
"What a find! We miss the wineries of Virginia after moving to Florida from the DC area, and this little gem was a welcome find! Phenomenal wine and quaint atmosphere. Don't be fooled by the location- it's tucked away in a very unassuming spot. But the minute you walk through the door, you'll be glad you came!" - Just M.
22041 US Highway 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33765
"What really makes The Cottage stand out from other North Georgia wineries is the breathtaking view it offers...The tasting room is surrounded by mountains and looks down on a couple small houses and fields in the distance." - Laura N.
5050 Highway 129 N
Cleveland, GA 30528
"Not sure what they put in that volcanic soil, but it sure makes some good wine. Located five minutes from the entrance to Volcano National Park, this winery is a great place to stop if you need a break from hiking and lava and whatnot." - Audrey S.
35 Pii Mauna Drive
Volcano, HI 96785
"The winery sits atop a hill and is easy to find and plenty of parking. We enjoyed our dinner. We had the steak and salmon meals that were cooked to perfection. The wine choices were many. Wow!" - Bobby B.
24509 Rudd Road
Parma, ID 83660
"The August Hill Winery Tasting Room will make you feel like you are in Napa. Stop in for a wine tasting and to see the art." - Jennifer R.
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
"Beautiful ambience. Excellent service. Delicious wine everywhere. Reasonably priced." - Chesla N.
200 E Winery Road
Bloomington, IN 47404
"Great wine! Amazing garden/patio. Truly a gem in the middle of Iowa. I wish we could have stayed longer. I highly recommend this place." - Bobbi S.
1755 P Avenue
Marengo, IA 52301
"We absolutely love this place! Fell in love with Grace Hill the 1st time we visited the winery! So much so we had our wedding reception here! We love coming every time we are in KS!" - Anna V.
6310 S. Grace Hill Road
Whitewater, KS 67154
"Beautiful vineyard. Tastings are a must...There is live music at various times throughout the weekend." - Kacie B.
7086 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40515
"This is the best winery in Louisiana, hands down. The Southern climate makes it hard for certain grapes to grow so most wineries don't have the kind of top notch selection offered here. Ponchartrain offers wines from their own locally grown fruit, and imports California grapes to make all of the standard favorites." - Jesse B.
81250 Highway 1082
Bush, LA 70431
"How cute is this place. The winery is pretty much a huge barn that they modernized but kept all the original wood from back in the day." - Diane H.
367 Youngtown Road
Lincolnville, ME 04849
"Great food and wine. Beautiful views from the rooms. Perfect romantic getaway or a place to spend some quality time with friends." - Sarma R.
12441 Vansants Corner Road
Kennedyville, MD 21645
"The wine was exquisite and the service was just as impressive...I can't say enough great things about this place. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for great wine and amazing service!" - Lauren F.
26 Ericsson Street
Boston, MA 02122
"Everything here is sparkling and it's all pretty good...The wine descriptions are really spot on—if you're looking for a bubbly wine that is reminiscent of a floral hip-hop diva or candied smooth jazz, you've come to the right place." - Andrea E.
4519 S. Elm Valley Road
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
"Fantastic place, beautiful building, good wine, excellent people. Really enjoyed the tasting. Good selection of wines produced from CA grapes. Will be back for sure." - Drew P.
202 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN 55612
"This place is a gem! The wine is delicious and refreshing! This is a family run and owned business and they are some of the sweetest, kindest, and friendliest people! I love the southern hospitality and the sweet muscadine wine! I will definitely be coming back!" - Mike H.
65 S. Concord Avenue
Natchez, MS 39120
"Man, I just adore this place. It's such a cute little urban winery located right in the Crossroads." - Cassie D.
1829 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
"Wine, ambiance, service—all EXCELLENT. Definitely worth the stop to sip good wines made with passion and care." - S.D.
1335 Holiday Circle
Billings, MT 59102
"Mannnnnnnnnnnnn! I lived in Omaha nearly all my life. I moved to the East coast 4 years ago. I came to Omaha to visit and decided to try Bro Seb. Now I'm mad at myself. This place is divine. I'll be here when I return. In fact, I might return just to come here." - Alyssa P.
1350 S. 119th Street
Omaha, NE 68144
"Took the drive out from Vegas to check out this winery, it was totally worth the drive. The food was delicious...The wine is of course amazing...Would highly recommend you try this place!" - Erik J.
3810 Winery Road
Pahrump, NV 89048
"My first thought was—isn't wine supposed to come from grapes? Well, apparently if it's done well, wine can be made from all sorts of fruits. This place is super cool. Great wine, knowledgeable staff. Definitely check it out if you are in Meredith." - Marissa K.
72 Main Street
Meredith, NH 03253
"Such a wow experience! Go here! Go here!! Go here! The property is beautiful...The service was immaculate and welcoming. I'm not a wine drinker however it was a nice Saturday visit." - Vinnie B.
1090 Route 206
Shamong, NJ 08088
"I loved everything about Gruet! The space is beautiful. Small, intimate beautiful furniture, and finishes. The staff is so kind and helpful...I went here a few times during my stay because I enjoyed it that much!" - Jessica W.
210 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
"What a lovely place, run by a lovely man who tells great stories & spouts knowledge about winemaking, calvados making & spirit making with a great passion." - Little G.
815 Taber Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
"Gracious pours, friendly staff, and excellent wine!... A great place to kick back with loved ones!" - Angie S.
420 Eastwood Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
"Love this place! Great for relaxing to a glass of wine. The atmosphere is superb! I recommend trying the wine sampler until you find your favorite. Their food is delicious, too!" - Kayla M.
2708 21st Street E
Dickinson, ND 58601
"Great atmosphere! There was live music, wine filled donuts and a great staff. This is the kind of place I've been looking for." - Tamika L.
2180B Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
"Water's Edge easily takes 1st place for both setting and quality of wine when compared to the other OKC area wineries. Dim light, soothing classic music, and modern decor make this spot an oasis for wine sipping and relaxation." - Heather F.
712 N. Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
"Such a great experience! You get to create your own flight (some with chocolate!) in a relaxed environment with friendly service. I'll be recommending this place to my friends for sure!" - Rachel S.
217 W. Main Street
Carlton, OR 97111
"I had such a great experience at this winery. While we were there they had a band, a food truck, and a vendor selling a variety of cheeses to enjoy with your wine...In my opinion, they are also the most scenic and beautiful location on the NEPA wine trail we were on." - Ashley M.
239 Blue Ridge Road
Saylorsburg, PA 18353
"I love this small slice of heaven in Johnston! Tucked away on a dirt road. The owners are so sweet and accommodating. The wines are so good...They have lovely outdoor seating in the shade or in the sun and a chicken coup! Bring a picnic, buy a bottle or 2...3...sit back and stay the day!" - Holly S.
50 Hopkins Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
"We LOVE City Scape! Their wine is amazing and if you've never tried it, I definitely suggest the premium wine tasting package. You will not be disappointed!" - Gabrielle R.
589 Dunklin Bridge Road
Pelzer, SC 29669
"Excellent food, wine selections and atmosphere. Furbabies welcomed on the patio. Enjoyed a quick bite to eat and several selections of wine. The kids enjoyed the chocolate cake." - Shellie S.
23837 Highway 385
Hill City, SD 57745
"Amazing! My favorite wines that I have ever tasted!...We bought three bottles which came with two wine glasses and 10 percent off. I don't know what I'm going to do when we run out!" - Ryan and Teddy R.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
"Best experience by a very knowledgeable local vineyard owner. Phenomenal wine. Amazing bread and cookies...Don't miss this place." - Scott H.
320 W. Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
"Cozy atmosphere, very comfortable, great wine, knowledgeable, friendly staff. A can't miss!" - Kingsland C.
890 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060
"If you're in Burlington, you should definitely take a short ride to check this place out!...I've been to many tastings and this is the best so far!!!" - E.B.
64 Vermont Route 104
Cambridge, VT 05444
"We highly recommend Zephaniah Farm for a friendly, earth-conscious winery tour in a beautiful natural setting...Their historic home is at once beautiful and cozy, providing a peaceful place to sit down for a tasting and focus on the wines." - Dawna N.
19381 Dunlop Mill Road
Leesburg, VA 20175
"Great winery, superb grounds, and really epic wine...I also appreciated the live music and my kids really liked the toys in the garden." - Sarah S.
12431 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA 98070
"It was a great treat for me and my family with its tasty wine to its awesome views and welcoming owners...I would recommend this place for wine lovers and those looking to sit back and relax. I will definitely be back next year!" - Aprill K.
15 Chestnut Ridge
Spencer, WV 25276
"I'm a member here because I love their wine. They have a huge selection of pretty much anything you could want, but their reds are especially delicious...Check out this winery—it's awesome!" - Jessica M.
115 Navarino Street
Algoma, WI 54201
"Fantastic wine experience. Fabulous wine and great story of evolution. If you're a oenophile you need to go!" - Mew W.
2800 Boyles Hill Road
Jackson, WY 83001