It’s the Wine Industry’s Best Kept Secret – wineries making award-winning wines just south of Yosemite National Park. Madera County has a long tradition producing wine and is one of the oldest grape growing regions in America. The “Madera” appellation is one of the oldest designated AVAs in California. The Madera Vintners Association was organized in 2001 as a collective voice for the area’s winemaking families. This association is dedicated to the common purpose of promoting excellence in winemaking from a region rich in potential through a commitment to modern winemaking techniques and sustainable vineyard practices.

There are now several small, family-owned wineries along the Madera Wine Trail. Many of these wineries are situated in the midst of the vineyards from which they harvest their grapes. Oftentimes, the winemakers’ generational roots are in growing wine grapes. Their attentive care and expertise ensures the production of high quality fruit, a critical first step for producing exceptional wine. Guests visiting the Madera Wine Trail enjoy the benefits of the region’s rich history, knowledgeable hosts and tasting rooms that are still small enough that you can visit with the winemakers themselves. Along the Madera Wine Trail, visitors can experience old world techniques and state-of-the-art technology in the same day. Madera County winemakers celebrate each other’s unique wine and winery styles and so can you!

Birdstone Winery

At Birdstone, we select varieties that our customers love, like Merlott, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah & Port.

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Barbera, Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Port, Muscat Canelli, Dolcetto
Pet Friendly, Special Event Facilities
Fri - Sun 11am - 5pm
9400 Road 36
Chateau Lasgoity Winery

Chateau Lasgoity (pronounced las-goi-tē) is a small winery located in Madera, California producing hand crafted table wines from fruit grown in Madera and the San Joaquin Valley.

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Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, White Blend, Zinfandel Rosé
Special Event Facilities
Sat - Sun 1pm - 5pm and by appointment
$5/pp (refundable upon wine purchase)
11219 Road 26
Crū Wine Company

Founded in 2003, (originally as Mariposa Wine Company) Cru Wine Company is a portfolio of handcrafted artisan style wines that embrace the incredible diversity of California’s premium viticultural areas.

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Albariño, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Rosé, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
Pet Friendly, RV Parking
Daily 11am - 5pm
20146 Road 21
Fäsi Estate Winery

You will have the opportunity to taste great award winning wines of Madera County and Argentina. We will acquaint you with each winemaker’s particular style and interesting idiosyncrasies.

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Malbec, Rosé, Syrah
Daily 11am - 5pm
$5/pp (waived with purchase)
42415 Road 208
Ficklin Vineyards

In Ficklin's 50-plus year history, only eight vintage ports have been released, the most recent being the 1991 Vintage Port, released in 2002.

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Merlot, Port, Rosé, Touriga Nacional, Verdelho, White Blend
Pet Friendly, Winery Tours
Daily 11am - 5pm
30246 Avenue 7-1/2
Idle Hour Winery

We use sustainably grown grapes and make the wine gently, using gravity flow and other traditional methods. We produce Viognier, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Touriga Nacional.

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Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Rosé, Syrah, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Zinfandel
Pet Friendly
Jun - Aug Wed - Sun Noon - 4pm or by appointment, Sep - May Fri - Sun Noon - 4pm or by appointment
41139 Highway 41
Pacific Crest Vineyard & Wine Co.

Antonio Nonini came to America before the turn of the 19th century. Antonio came from the province in Italy called Lombardy. He brought with him love for the soil and especially cultivation of the grapes.

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Red Blend, White Blend
By appointment only
33137 Avenue 9
Papagni Wines

The tasting room at Papagni Wines embodies the elegance of the 21st Century contemporary styling, intertwined with the storied legacy of the Papagni family in San Joaquin Valley winemaking.

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Alicante, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia Bianca, Pinot Grigio, Muscat Canelli, Muscat Blanc
Pet Friendly, Winery Tours
Sat - Sun Noon - 4pm and by appointment
9505 Road 30-1/2
Quady Winery

Quady Winery specializes in dessert wines from under-appreciated muscat varieties, in ports, and in aperitif wines.

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Cream Sherry, Moscato, Orange Muscat, Port, Red Blend
Pet Friendly
Mon - Fri 9am - 4:30pm, Sat - Sun Noon - 4:30pm
13181 Road 24
San Joaquin Wine Company

San Joaquin Wine Co mission statement is “To produce the highest quality wines possible at affordable prices from select local grape varieties.”

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Moscato
Pet Friendly
By appointment only
21801 Avenue 16