Wineries and Vineyards
along the
Pacific Coast Highway

California, Oregon, Washington

The wineries and vineyards along or near to the Pacific Coast Highway produce some of the best wine in the world. The French wine world has known how good California wines are ever since a blind tasting in Paris in 1976. The new world wines of California were judged – even by French judges – to be superior to the old world wines of France.

Lovers of Pacific west coast wines have always known that the vineyards of Oregon and Washington State can produce wines that in many cases are even better than their California counterparts. Oregon pinot noirs are among the best in the world, while Washington is second only to California in terms of US production and has been called the best place on earth to grow grapes.

No journey down the Pacific Coast Highway is complete, then, without calling in at a few of the wineries on the way. Check our page about Robert Mondavi for links to three of this great wine-maker's wineries, or read about Paso Robles Wine Tours or these Wine Tours in California Wine Country.

Read some fun Napa Valley Facts and Figures
and read all about the Pacific Coast Wine Trail



Vineyards in Sonoma

Not all the west coast vineyards are as far inland as Napa Valley (though it's well worth the detour!) Some of the ones in Sonoma are right by the sea (see the photo above), the beautiful Paso Robles Wine Country is just inland from the Pacific Coast Highway, and there are many fine wineries around Santa Cruz, on the California coast too. The Carmel Valley inland from Carmel is another beautiful wine-growing region worth exploring.

In Washington there are wineries you can visit that are virtually in Seattle, as well as others along the Pacific Coast Highway as it goes around the Olympic Peninsula. Click to see our page on those bits of Washington Wine Country and on the Olympic Peninsula Wineries.

Where to Stay in PCH Wine Country

Napa: 1801 First
Paso Robles: The JUST Inn
St Helena: Wine Country Inn and Gardens

See who chose Monterey Wine Country as one of the world's best wine travel destinations.





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We've read lots of guides to the Pacific Coast, and easily the best one is the Moon Handbook. You can read our review here, or buy it through the Amazon link below.


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Our PCH Hotels Guide

PCH Travel's 2016 guide to Pacific Coast Highway hotels

To help you in choosing your Pacific Coast Highway hotel, guesthouse, inn, bed-and-breakfast, resort, motel or other accommodations, we've prepared our Pacific Coast Highway Hotels Guide. In it we do mini-reviews of accommodations along the Highway, from Seattle to San Diego, through Washington, Oregon, and California.

In all there are over 200 hotels listed, complete with 8 pages of color maps showing the towns where our recommended hotels can be found. There are both alphabetical and geographical indexes, helping you plan your journey.

We also include color photos of all the hotels that are our Personal Favorites. Here's the link to read more about our ebook guide to Pacific Coast Highway hotels.

KINDLE EDITION
The 2016 edition of our Hotels Guide is available with maps and color photos (if you have a color reader) in the US Kindle Store for only $4.99 and in the UK Kindle Store and other Kindle stores worldwide at prices based on the US price.

PAPERBACK EDITION
If you want a paperback edition of the 2016 guide  with only black and white photos and black-and-white maps, it costs $6.99 at the US Amazon Book Store and £4.99 in the UK Amazon Store.



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