When you picture an idyllic wine tasting room, somewhere that has views of neatly manicured grapevines likely comes to mind. Some of the best winery tasting rooms, however, have something completely different: a view that overlooks an industrial, not-so-neatly-manicured skyline.
This is often the case at urban wineries. It may sound like a new concept, but long before Napa became the poster child for American wine country, urban wineries were fairly common in major US cities. And, like vinyl, they’ve been making a comeback since the early 2000s.
Next time you’re craving a tasting but can’t make it to wine country, trade in Napa’s vineyards for SF or NYC’s wineries. Even if you don’t live on either coast, you’re in luck: Urban wineries are popping up all across the country. These are the best of the best, whether you’re in Tennessee, Texas, or Ohio.