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Ventura County

Just a short drive from Los Angeles, Venutura is best known for its beaches, but it is also home to over 20 wineries. Hosting a wide range of mostly family owned wineries, Ventura County offers good wines and wine tasting experiences.

All winery descriptions are from our post pandemic explorations.


Lester Family Cellars

Lester is a small friendly, fun and lively family winery. Tasting is in the barrel room, outdoors on couches or tables, or in the 'speakeasy'.

White, rose, and reds

Be sure to ask about the speakeasy restroom. ...

Plan B Wine Cellars

You enter through the barrel room with its beautifuly artistic wood bar. Tasting takes place on a large covered patio and consists of three good sized samples.

The winery is next to the tracks, so when a train goes by everyone 'toasts the train'.

All reds

Four Brix Winery

Four Brix features a large, tasteful tasting room, and a large barrel room.

In addition to wine they have cider and pizza..

Red, White, Cider


Strey Cellars

A nice modern feeling tasting room with very friendly dog. Outdoor tasting area as well.

Has many events, including some for the kids.

Whites and reds

Back Patio Cellars

Tasting in their comfortable tasting room, or on the back patio.

Whites, rose, and reds. Ciders as well.


Old Creek Ranch and Winery

A very large and varied outdoor tasting area next to a vineyard.

Scenic and peaceful

Topa Mountain Winery

A nice modern tasting room and a very large patio with tables for tasting.