Madera Vineyards

It’s the Wine Industry’s Best Kept Secret – wineries making award-winning wines just south of Yosemite National Park. Madera County has a long tradition producing wine and is one of the oldest grape growing regions in America. The “Madera” appellation is one of the oldest designated AVAs in California. The Madera Vintners Association was organized in 2001 as a collective voice for the area’s winemaking families. This association is dedicated to the common purpose of promoting excellence in winemaking from a region rich in potential through a commitment to modern winemaking techniques and sustainable vineyard practices.

There are now several small, family-owned wineries along the Madera Wine Trail. Many of these wineries are situated in the midst of the vineyards from which they harvest their grapes. Oftentimes, the winemakers’ generational roots are in growing wine grapes. Their attentive care and expertise ensures the production of high quality fruit, a critical first step for producing exceptional wine. Guests visiting the Madera Wine Trail enjoy the benefits of the region’s rich history, knowledgeable hosts and tasting rooms that are still small enough that you can visit with the winemakers themselves. Along the Madera Wine Trail, visitors can experience old world techniques and state-of-the-art technology in the same day. Madera County winemakers celebrate each other’s unique wine and winery styles and so can you!

Birdstone Winery
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At Birdstone, we select varieties that our customers love, like Merlott, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah & Port.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Barbera, Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Port, Muscat Canelli, Dolcetto
Features: Pet Friendly, Special Event Facilities
Hours: Fri - Sun 11am - 5pm
Phone: 559-970-2060
Address: 9400 Road 36
City: Madera
Crū Wine Company
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Founded in 2003, (originally as Mariposa Wine Company) Cru Wine Company is a portfolio of handcrafted artisan style wines that embrace the incredible diversity of California’s premium viticultural areas.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Albariño, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Rosé, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
Features: Pet Friendly, RV Parking
Hours: Daily 11am - 5pm
Phone: 559-673-6372
Address: 20146 Road 21
City: Berenda
Fäsi Estate Winery
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You will have the opportunity to taste great award winning wines of Madera County and Argentina. We will acquaint you with each winemaker’s particular style and interesting idiosyncrasies.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Malbec, Rosé, Syrah
Hours: Daily 11am - 5pm
Tasting Fee: $5/pp (waived with purchase)
Phone: 559-822-2111
Address: 42415 Road 208
City: Friant
Ficklin Vineyards
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In Ficklin's 50-plus year history, only eight vintage ports have been released, the most recent being the 1991 Vintage Port, released in 2002.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Merlot, Port, Rosé, Touriga Nacional, Verdelho, White Blend
Features: Pet Friendly, Winery Tours
Hours: Daily 11am - 5pm
Tasting Fee: Complimentary
Phone: 559-674-4598
Address: 30246 Avenue 7-1/2
City: Madera
Idle Hour Winery
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We use sustainably grown grapes and make the wine gently, using gravity flow and other traditional methods. We produce Viognier, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Touriga Nacional.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Rosé, Syrah, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Zinfandel
Features: Pet Friendly
Hours: Jun - Aug Wed - Sun Noon - 4pm or by appointment, Sep - May Fri - Sun Noon - 4pm or by appointment
Phone: 559-683-4354
Address: 41139 Highway 41
City: Oakhurst
Pacific Crest Vineyard & Wine Co.
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Antonio Nonini came to America before the turn of the 19th century. Antonio came from the province in Italy called Lombardy. He brought with him love for the soil and especially cultivation of the grapes.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Red Blend, White Blend
Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 559-674-4996
Address: 33137 Avenue 9
City: Madera
Papagni Wines
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The tasting room at Papagni Wines embodies the elegance of the 21st Century contemporary styling, intertwined with the storied legacy of the Papagni family in San Joaquin Valley winemaking.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Alicante, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia Bianca, Pinot Grigio, Muscat Canelli, Muscat Blanc
Features: Pet Friendly, Winery Tours
Hours: Sat - Sun Noon - 4pm and by appointment
Phone: 559-673-5754
Address: 9505 Road 30-1/2
City: Madera
Quady Winery
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Quady Winery specializes in dessert wines from under-appreciated muscat varieties, in ports, and in aperitif wines.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cream Sherry, Moscato, Orange Muscat, Port, Red Blend
Features: Pet Friendly
Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 4:30pm, Sat - Sun Noon - 4:30pm
Phone: 559-673-8068
Address: 13181 Road 24
City: Madera
San Joaquin Wine Company
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San Joaquin Wine Co mission statement is “To produce the highest quality wines possible at affordable prices from select local grape varieties.”

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Albariño, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Riesling, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel
Features: Pet Friendly
Hours: Mon – Fri 1pm – 5pm, Sat 11am – 4pm, Sun Noon – 4pm
Phone: 559-673-0066
Address: 21801 Avenue 16
City: Madera
San Joaquin Winery
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We specialize in red, white and sweet wines that keep our visitors coming back for more.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Albariño, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Riesling, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel
Hours: Mon - Fri 1pm - 5pm, Sat 11am - 4pm, Sun Noon 5pm
Phone: 559-673-0066
Address: 21821 Ave 16
City: Madera

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