Wineries (U.S./North America)

As a certified Sommelier, Fred Bollaci has learned to appreciate and enjoy wine, on its own, and paired with the finest gourmet foods.  He has compiled a list of his favorite wineries, which he will continue to update as he travels, samples, and enjoys new wines from all around the world.

Sonoma Wine Country


Napa Valley:

California’s Napa Valley is not only beautiful, it is home to some of the finest wines in the world, and is especially known for its signature, robust style of Cabernet Sauvignon. Napa is home to many outstanding wineries, as well as wonderful restaurants, lovely accommodations, and a variety of activities to keep everyone busy!

Acacia Vineyard

Allora Vineyards

Alpha Omega

Alta Mura Winery & Vineyards


Baldacci Vineyards

Beaulieu Vineyard

Bennett Lane Winery

Beringer Vineyards

Cade Winery

Cain Vineyard & Winery


Charles Krug Winery

Chimney Rock Winery

Cakebread Cellars

Conn Creek Winery

Cosentino Winery

Chappellet Winery

Chateau Montelena Winery

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Clos du Val Wine Co., Ltd.

Clos Pegase Winery

Cuvaison Estate Winery

Darioush Winery

Decoy Wines

Domaine Carneros by Taittinger

Domaine Chandon

Duckhorn Vineyards

Etude Wines

Far Niente


Frank Family Vineyards

Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards

Forman Vineyards

Frog’s Leap

Ghost Block

Girard Winery

Grgich Hills

Groth Vineyards & Winery

Hall Winery

The Hess Collection Winery

Heitz Wine Cellars

Hidden Ridge

Honig Cellars


Jason Pahlmeyer

Joel Gott

Joseph Phelps

Kenzo Estate

Kuleto Estate

Ladera Vineyards

Louis M. Martini Winery

Markham Vineyards

Merryvale Napa Valley

Mount Veeder Winery

Merryvale Napa

Mumm Napa

Neal Family Vineyards

Nichelini Winery

Nickel and Nickel

Oberon Wines

Odette Estate Winery

Orin Swift Cellars

Peju Province Winery

Pine Ridge Vineyards

PlumpJack Winery

Pride Mountain Vineyards


Raymond Vineyards

Robert Craig Winery

Robert Mondavi

Rombauer Vineyards

Round Pond Estate

Rutherford Hill Winery

Rutherford Ranch Winery

St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery


Seavey Vineyard

Sequoia Grove

Shafer Vineyards

Signorello Vineyards

Silverado Vineyards

Silver Oak Cellars

Spring Mountain Vineyard

Staglin Family Vineyard

Stag’s Leap (both)

Steltzner Vineyards

Sterling Vineyards

Summers Estate Wines

Swanson Vineyards


Turnbull Wine Cellars

Twomey Cellars

Vincent Arroyo Winery

Whitehall Lane Winery

William Hill Estate Winery

ZD Wines


Sonoma, CA

Situated along the Pacific coast west of the Vaca Mountain range that separates it from Napa, Sonoma enjoys the cooling influence of the ocean, and is famous for luscious chardonnays, as well as merlot, cabernet, zinfandel, and pinot noir, among others.

Alexander Valley Vineyards

Arrowood Vineyards

B.R. Cohn

Chalk Hill Estate

Chateau St. Jean

Clos du Bois

Dry Creek Vineyard

Ferrari Carano


Gallo Family

Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery

Geyser Peak

Gloria Ferrer


Kendall Jackson Vineyards

Kenwood Vineyards

Kistler Vineyards

Kunde Estate

La Crema

Lancaster Estate

Landmark Vineyards

Martin Ray Winery

Murphy Goode Winery

Pellegrini Family Vineyards

Patz & Hall

Pedroncelli Winery

Rodney Strong Vineyards

Rosenblum Cellars

St. Francis Winery

Sonoma Cutrer Vineyards

Sbragia Family Vineyards

Schug Carneros Estate Winery

Sebastiani Vineyards

Seghesio Family Vineyard

Silver Oak

Simi Winery

Stonestreet Winery

Toad Hollow Vineyards

Vineyard Hillside

Monterey/Santa Cruz/Paso Robles:

Bianchi Winery & Tasting Room

Cass Winery

Daou Vineyards

David Bruce Winery

J. Lohr

Joullian Vineyards


Remick Ridge- Smothers Brothers

Robert Hall Winery

Summerwood Winery & Inn

Tobin James Cellars

Ventana Vineyards

Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery

Santa Barbara County:

Santa Barbara County is becoming increasingly well-known for its variety of quality wines, both in cooler coastal terrain, and inland in the Santa Ynez area– the area is especially famous for syrah.

Babcock Winery

Beckmen Vineyards

Blackjack Ranch Vineyards and Winery


Epiphany Cellars

Fess Parker

Firestone Vineyards

Grassini Family Vineyards

Jaffurs Wine Cellars

La Fenetre Wines

Qupe Wines

Wild Horse Winery

Zaca Mesa Winery

Lake County:

Brassfield Estate

Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill

Langtry Estate & Vineyards

Mc Nab Ridge Winery

Moore Family Winery

Rosa d’Oro Vineyards

Shannon Ridge

Six Sigma Ranch and Winery

Steele Wines


Long Island:

Long Island’s twin forks are becoming increasingly well-known for their wineries, in addition to being a favorite summer destination.


Fred at Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack, NY.

Bedell Cellars

Channing Daughters

Duck Walk

Jamesport Vineyards


Shinn Estate Vineyards & Farmhouse Inn

Wolffer Estate

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor


Archery Summit


Bethel Heights


Domaine Drouhin

Domaine Serene

King Estate

Witness Tree


Washington State:

Cayeuse Estate

Figgins Estate

Mark Ryan Winery

Quilceda Creek

Rasa Vineyards

Reynvaan Family Vineyards

Soos Creek

Spring Valley Vineyard