Located on the southern end of Lake County, Six Sigma Ranch‘s tasting room sits in a cozy cabin on what was once a stagecoach stop. Surrounded by majestic oak trees in the middle of a 4,300-acre working ranch, Six Sigma is a peaceful place to enjoy a picnic while sipping on their acclaimed tempranillo, cabernet, and sauvignon blanc. Nearby, Fults Family Vineyards welcomes with a tasting room overlooking the property’s 45 acres of vineyards. This two-generation family-owned boutique winery, which produces less than 1,500 cases annually, is focused on cabernet sauvignon, petit sirah, old vine zinfandel, and red blends.
Situated on a hill offering picturesque views of Clear Lake and the surrounding vines, Gregory Graham is a small-production winery located in the Red Hills appellation of Lake County. Visit this dog-friendly winery and you’ll likely find owner and winemaker Greg and his wife pouring the wines, such as their award-winning cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, zinfandel, and syrah. Also offering stunning views is the grandiose Brassfield Estate, a Mediterranean-inspired winery dedicated to crafting 100% estate wines. Tours are offered by appointment, and there’s a serene outdoor picnic area from which to enjoy wine and a cheese plate afterwards.