Ted Allen's Top Five California Wineries
Former Queer Eye and host of the new DVD and TV series Uncorked! Wine Made Simple (LiveUncorked. typepad.com) Ted Allen traveled through the world's top wine regions in search of the most celebrated vineyards. His top-tier picks for the Golden State:
1. ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY, NAPA VALLEY
"Robert Mondavi has been a cornerstone in Napa Valley since 1966. A visit here will include tours of two distinct areas of the vineyard, To Kalon and Wappo Hill. Architecture in the Mission style creates a beautiful landscape, and the property also boasts a summer concert series and beautiful art gallery."
2. CHAPPELLET WINERY, NAPA VALLEY
"Likely one of the most beautiful wineries I've visited boasting stunning views, Chappellet is known for Cabernet and has land that ranges from 800 to 1,200 feet above sea level. It plays host to a series of special events throughout the year, including November's San Diego Food and Wine Festival. …