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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.

Ventura

Lester Family Cellars

6650 Crescent St., #8 Park on, Crescent St, Ventura, CA 93003

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

3520 Arundell Cir #107, Ventura, CA 93003

Tasting takes place in the large airy barrel room with a beautifuly artistic wood bar. There is also a large covered patio for tastings and occasional music. Tasting 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

2290 Eastman Ave # 109, Ventura, CA 93003

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

Trois le Fou Winery

4522 Market Street Ventura, CA, 93003

Currently in a small tasting room in the barrel room. Nice people with a passion for wine.

In a convenient area near several other wineries

Rose and Red

Deep Sea

1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001

Located in Ventura Harbor Village, they have a nice patio with a view of the boats and people walking by. Also a nice indoor area with a bar and couches.

Cute beach theme, complete with a soft stuffed octopus

Good selection of Whites and Reds

Wildflower Winery

4517 Market Street, Unit 7, Ventura, CA 93003

An attractive tasting room with a bar and tables.

In a convenient area near several other wineries

Whites and Reds with a natural approach

Camarillo and Oxnard

Strey Cellars

951 Rice Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030

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

930 Flynn Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012

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

Whites, rose, and reds. Ciders as well.

Ojai

Old Creek Ranch and Winery

10024 E Old Creek Rd, Ventura, CA 93001

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

Scenic and peaceful

Ojai Vineyard

109 S Montgomery St, Ojai, CA 93023

A Modern, elegant tasting room with a wide selection of wines.