While Utah isn’t home to an abundance of vineyards like some states, the wineries it is home to are among the most memorable in the country. With as beautiful a locale that Utah’s geography can provide, you’ll be sipping on crisp whites and full-bodied reds in some of the most beautiful places you can imagine. Here are the six best wineries in Utah.
Located in one of Southern Utah’s main tourist hotspots, the Moab Castle Creek Winery offers classic wines at reasonable prices. Although you wouldn’t think of Utah as prime vineyard country, the state’s dry climate lends itself well to growing grapes. Castle Creek’s lush vineyards look especially impressive juxtaposed to the stunning red rock.
With “natural” as its main selling point, the award-wining Hive Winery in Layton is a “boutique” winery that specializes in a series of unique wines such as meads and melomels as well as hard apple ciders
Selling world-class wines in a world-class tourist location, Cognition Winery caters to the population of wine connoisseurs and vacationers that frequent Park City. Park City’s first winery, the winery is easily the most popular place to buy high-quality wine in the area.
Only open during the summer months, Spanish Valley Vineyards and Winery invites guests to “experience the poetry” of “finely-crafted estate wines grown in the heart of Moab’s Red Rock Country.”
Located on Park City’s Historic Main Street, Old Town Cellars offers wine tastings on the regular. After selecting your wines, it’s only a few minutes by car or on foot to a majority of Park City’s main resorts.
Located closer to Utah’s most popular ski resorts, La Caille Winery and Vineyards sits at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon just south of Salt Lake City. The winery boasts of high elevation soils composed of glacial deposits, making for top-quality, mountain-grown grapes.