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!
At Birdstone, we select varieties that our customers love, like Merlott, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah & Port.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
Quady Winery specializes in dessert wines from under-appreciated muscat varieties, in ports, and in aperitif wines.Read More →
San Joaquin Wine Co mission statement is “To produce the highest quality wines possible at affordable prices from select local grape varieties.”Read More →