Platinum List 2017

Welcome to Touring & Tasting’s Platinum List 2017. We’re excited to share our thoughtfully crafted lists of top hotels, wineries, winemakers, attractions, wines, and more to help you create a perfect and memorable wine country experience. Click on the photos below to view each regional Platinum List.


Congratulations Honorees

Hearty congratulations to this year's Platinum List Honorees. We have recognized wineries, accommodations and other points of interest that have earned our highest respect.

Platinum List 2017 Regions

Across the USA

From sea to shining sea, the United States of America glistens with platinum ways to tour, taste, and stay! Did you know that every state in the Union has at least one winery? And most have many, many more! Come for a quick tour across the country to see what’s on our Platinum List.

Pacific Northwest

Join us in the northwest corner of the mainland United States, which shares the same latitude as French Bordeaux and Burgundy. The states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho boast a splendid variety of grapes and an amazing array of elegant wines. See what and who are on our Platinum List!

Sonoma County, California

Stunning Sonoma Wine Country is waiting to be discovered less than an hour north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, between the Pacific Coast and the Mayacamas Mountains. Come to where world-class Sonoma County wines get their start, and see what’s on our Platinum List.

Napa Valley, California

Come with us to the legendary Napa Valley, just about an hour northeast of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and north of San Pablo Bay. Breathtakingly beautiful, the Napa Valley sets the standard for American wine. Here’s our Platinum List of what not to miss.

Gold Country, California

Come with us to the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains home to the historic California Gold Rush. Today, you’ll discover liquid gold in the wineries of El Dorado, Amador, and Calaveras Counties. This massive wine region has so much to discover! Start with our Platinum List. 

Lodi, California

We want to show you a sleeping giant. We’re headed to a place between the San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains where grape growing families of five generations and more are crafting some amazing wines. Delicious, diverse, and affordable! See what and who are on our Platinum List!

Livermore Valley, California

Let’s head just 45 minutes east of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge to Alameda County and the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay to the vineyards of Livermore Valley. This intriguing wine region has a long history but for many it’s a hidden gem! Here’s our Platinum List of what to experience.

SLO / Paso Robles, California

Let’s go to California’s Central Coast, where halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco you’ll find San Luis Obispo County, home to two distinctive wine regions. Discover the distinctive coastal wines of SLO Wine Country along with the innovative Rhône and Bordeaux blends of Paso Robles. Start with our Platinum List.

Santa Barbara County, California

Time for a road trip just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles to Santa Barbara Wine Country! This enchanting region sits against the Pacific coastline across the Santa Ynez Mountains and Valley to the San Rafael Mountains. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay lovers, take special note! Here’s our Platinum List of what to enjoy!