Los Angeles Wine Tours & Experiences That Rival Napa Valley

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


California produces 90% of all wine in the United States, with most of that wine coming from Napa and Sonoma valleys in northern California. However, there are many renowned wineries and wine tasting experiences in Los Angeles worth checking out.

Malibu Wine Safari or Hike

In true Los Angeles form, Malibu Wine Hikes offers hikes through the Malibu hills and scenic vineyards. For $35 per person, you get to explore the vineyards of Saddlerock Ranch while enjoying a flight of 3 different wines. Malibu Wine Safari is another option where you will explore the 1,000 acre Saddlerock Ranch and vineyard in Malibu via a custom-built open-air Safari vehicle. You’ll make stops along the way to take in the scenery, taste local wines, and get up close and personal with animals including zebras, camels, alpacas, bison, and even Stanley the Giraffe.

Photo via malibuwinehikes.com

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Zuri Wine Tours

Zuri Wine Tours offers events throughout the year as well as private wine tours. You and your group will depart from Los Angeles on the Zuri Wine Bus, serving continental breakfast with mimosas prior to your arrival in Los Olivos and Solvang. Solvang is a small Dutch-inspired village filled with wineries and wine tasting bars to fill your appetite.

Malibu Discovery

Enjoy a day of indulgence tasting wines in Malibu and discovering the Wine Country tucked away in LA’s backyard region of the Santa Monica Mountains. Malibu Discovery offers a variety of tours through the Malibu wine country that include the Malibu Brunch & Wine Tour, Twilight Wine & Dine Tour, Malibu Wine & Sightseeing Tour, and others.

X Wine Railroad

You will feel transported back to another time when aboard the X Wine Railroad that departs from Los Angeles’ Union Station. The train will take you up the stunning Pacific coast to Santa Barbara where a luxury van will then take you to Los Olivos wine country, where you will enjoy tastings and a wine crawl. The cost is $369 roundtrip.

Photo via xwinerailroad.com

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Hidden Malibu Wine Country Tours

Reserve ahead of time for Hidden Malibu Wine Country tours that offer a guided tour of Rosenthal and Cielo estates, plus wine tastings. They have exclusive access to the most beautiful private vineyard estates in the Santa Monica mountains. Your group will also stop for lunch and can add a horseback-riding option for a full day’s outing. 

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