50 States Series: Top Wineries & Breweries Worth Traveling For (2016 Edition!)

A variety of beer and wine in glasses sit on a wooden table next to a barrel.

Tasting an oaky wine straight from the barrel or a hoppy beer perfectly poured from the keg will always be an experience unlike anything from a can or a bottle. And, in many cases, it’s an experience worth working into your travel plans while you’re on vacation. Whether you’re enjoying an urban escape in a big city or are trying your hand at country-living for a bit, take a detour to a sprawling vineyard or find the nearest local brewery to add some fun and flavor to your getaway.

We’ve searched for the best winery and/or brewery in every state to put together a list of places you just can’t miss. These are places where the ambiance is unbeatable, and more importantly the craft brews and aged wines are award-winning. Our list will lead you to the best wineries and breweries across the United States, so you’ll have no excuse not to go for a tasting on your next trip. Take a look:

Alabama (Birmingham): Avondale Brewing Co.

Alaska (Fairbanks): HooDoo Brewing Co.

Arizona (Tempe): Four Peaks

Arkansas (Mountain Home): Raimondo Family Winery

California (Temecula): Wilson Creek Winery

Colordao (Denver): Great Divide Brewing Co.

Connecticut (North Stonington): Jonathan Edwards Winery

Delaware (Georgetown): 16 Mile Brewery

Florida (Oakland Park): Funky Buddha Brewery

Georgia (Atlanta): SweetWater Brewing Co.

Old wooden barrels filled with beer are shown at a brewery.

Hawaii (Lahaina): Maui Brewing Co.

Idaho (Garden City): Cinder

Illinois (Warrenville): Two Brothers Artisan Brewing

Indiana (Plainfield): Chateau Thomas Winery

Iowa (Indianola): Summerset Winery

Kansas (Kansas City): Amigoni Urban Brewery

Kentucky (Lexington): Country Boy Brewing

Louisiana (New Orleans): Crescent City Brewhouse

Maine (Union): Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery

Maryland (Sparks): Basignani Winery

Massachusetts (Boston): Trillium Brewing Company

Michigan (Grand Rapids): Founders Brewing Co.

Minnesota (Stillwater): Northern Vineyards Winery

Mississippi (Natchez): Old South Winery

Missouri (Dutzow): Blumenhof Vineywards and Winery

Montana (Missoula): Bayern Brewing

Nebraska (La Vista): Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

Nevada (Las Vegas): Big Dog’s Brewing Company

New Hampshire (South Hampton): Jewell Towne Vineyards

New Jersey (Shamong): Valenzano Wine

Grapes hang on the vine at a vineyard.

New Mexico (Albuquerque): St Clair Winery & Bistro

New York (Warwick): Warwick Valley Winery

North Carolina (Monroe): Treehouse Vineyards

North Dakota (Buffalo): Red Trail Vineyard

Ohio (Akron): Hoppin’ Frog

Oklahoma (Oklahoma City): Coop Ale Works

Oregon (Salem): Cubanisimo Vineyards

Pennsylvania (Chadds Ford): Chaddsford Winery

Rhode Island (Westerly): Grey Sail Brewing

South Carolina (Hilton Head Island): Island Winery

South Dakota (Hill City): Naked Winery

Tennessee (Nashville): Tailgate Beer

Texas (Houston): Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Utah (Salt Lake City): Epic Brewing

Vermont (Greensboro Bend): Hill Farmstead Brewery

Virginia (Winchester): Kysela

Washington (Seattle): Fremont Brewing Company

West Virginia (Wheeling): Good Mansion Wines

Wisconsin (Prairie du Sac): Wollersheim Winery

Wyoming (Sheridan): The Black Tooth Brewing Company