What is better than RVing? RVing and wine tasting! Here are some of the best places to go RV camping in wine country across the U.S.
Did you know that there are many different wineries that now allow you to stay overnight on their property? Some offer tent and RV camping, while others offer “glamping” where you don't bring your own set-up.
Many of these places can be found using Harvest Hosts, which is a very unique camping club. In fact, Jennifer and I love using Harvest Hosts and have written about it and discussed it on podcasts many times!
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RV Camping in Wine Country Across the U.S.
The following are just some of the best vineyards and wineries to stay at when driving through different regions of the United States. I'm going to take you from the West, through the South, to the East.
Camping in Wine Country – In the West
If you are looking for great wine to taste while traveling in your RV, you will not want to miss out on visiting the western region of the United States.
There are more great wine regions there than anywhere in the rest of the country. You could spend weeks just tasting your way through California.
The following are the best places for camping in wine country in the West. Spoiler Alert: there's so much more than Napa Valley!
Most everyone has probably heard of Napa Valley. It is a world-renowned wine region located north of San Francisco in California.
If you want to enjoy this region in your RV there are a few places you can stay. But the Skyline Wilderness Park has great reviews!
When you aren't at the tasting room, you can enjoy 25 miles of trails and a native garden that preserves flora from different parts of California.
You can also enjoy other activities in the park, such as biking, horseback riding, disc golf, archery, and fishing. But Napa isn't the only place you can enjoy camping in wine country in the West…
Another wildly popular wine region in California is Pasos Robles. The area features world-class wine from over 40 different varieties. It has unique wine tasting experiences and is more laid-back than many other wine tasting regions.
In other words, this place is perfect for those people that are not into typically stuffy wine atmospheres.
One very cool place to camp is at The Four Lanterns Winery where you can set up your RV in the vineyard. Just beware that these Harvest Hosts spots fill up quickly, so try to book early. They also ask that you send a couple of different date options in your request.
Closer to those in the Midwest, but still a Western state, Colorado has some great options for RV camping in wine country. One such option is Hermosa Vineyards.
Hermosa Vineyards is located in the high mountain desert in Colorado. The wines they produce are made in small batches, embracing the quality over quantity strategy.
Another awesome place to stay is located in Canon City. The winery is located on the historic grounds of the Holy Cross Abbey & Abbey School. That makes it a great location for those history buffs out there as well as wine lovers!
This prestigious winery offers award-winning wines, places to eat, and shopping as well. It makes a great stop to set up camp and enjoy a different style of camping.
This vineyard has a rich farming history. It was once home to a 44-acre jalapeno farm but was converted to a vineyard.
Unlike many other vineyards, they produce all of their wines from their own vineyard!
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Not everyone has heard about the Boise wine region, but it is becoming a major contender when it comes to great-tasting American wines.
In fact, the Boise area is growing in more ways than one. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in America!
The area boasts over 50 wineries that produce five main varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, and Syrah.
The six wineries that you will not want to miss out on are:
- Sawtooth Winery and Tasting Room
- Huston Vineyards
- Ste. Chapelle Winery and Tasting Room
- Teyala Wine Co.
- Split Rail Winery
- Hat Ranch Winery
When traveling through this region you can now stay overnight at Sawtooth Winery. I included this place as a bonus because it is not an RV campground. It is a glamping campground that took two and a half years to develop.
They have opened up a Vino Camping section that is located mere steps from their Canyon County tasting room. If you want to experience a change of RV pace and do a glamping tent camping instead, this is a great place to check out!
Camping in Wine Country – In the South
If you are planning a trip to the southern United States, check out these gems! While New Mexico is technically Southwestern U.S., I've put it under South for simplicity's sake.
New Mexico is another hotspot for great wine. If you find yourself traveling through the Deming area, consider staying at St. Clair Winery.
I particularly like their bold description of New Mexicans:
“We’re the wild ones who call cacti house plants, and handle our spice like no one’s business. The ones who find oasis in the desert and scoff at adversity. We fly by balloon, race with roadrunners, and flourish without rain. Grow wine grapes in the desert? Some thought we couldn’t do it. But in 1984, we risked it all to cultivate award-winning wine right here in the land of the daring.”
Another fun place you can stay is called La Vina Winery. You book it through Harvest Hosts, a company that we have reviewed (highly!) many times before. (Don't forget to use the discount code: RVLIFESTYLE15 you get 15% off)
If you are looking for a cool wine-inspired place to stay in Texas, check out 4R Ranch Vineyards & Winery.
Located in the Red River Valley, this winery is nestled among the rolling hills on the outskirts of town.
The campground has the amenities of most campgrounds. The great news is that there are no crowds!
The downside is that there is only one RV site, so book early. Included in your stay is the use of the restrooms, showers, firewood, and Wi-Fi.
You can book your stay through Hipcamp.
Camping in Wine Country – In the East
I located a very cool place to stay if you're looking for RV camping in wine country in the East!
Consider staying at this innovative winery located in the state of Connecticut.
Taylor Brooke Winery offers a fun adopt-a-vine program where you can own a piece of the winery. You pay one price, get a tour of the vineyard, and sponsor a vine! Then you receive a free bottle of wine each year for three years.
The other really cool thing about the winery is that they host music and food trucks on Saturdays and Sundays during certain times of the year.
If you camp overnight you can taste wine, listen to music and skip cooking for the night!
Have You Been RV Camping in Wine Country?
We'd love to hear about your experience and where you've stayed. Let us know in the comments below!
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