However, some of California's best wine comes out of Randall Grahm's Bonny Doon for mirth and Rhône style wines, Paul Draper's Ridge Winery for Cabernet Sauvignon (think 1976 Paris Tasting), and David Bruce for some excellent Pinot Noir.
A well known winery, Kendall Jackson offers memberships that allow fans to sample new blends and reserves, as well as other benefits including admittance to private events at the wineries and discounts on wines during your visit.
Not only are more and more wineries building cellars, some older wineries that have been around are choosing to make them open to the visitors of the winery as a way to offer these guests a more complete wine tasting experience.
The winery does have 500 acres of vineyards in Monterey, 16 acres at Rutherford in Napa Valley, and they source grapes from partners in Alexander Valley in Sonoma and from the Central Coast's Santa Maria Valley and Paso Robles.
"Hottie" cooking a chicken in the microwave on the first season of Flavor of Love and then falling while walking into a winery with Andrew Firestone on Charm School. "12 Pack" and "Heat" for, well, being "12 Pack" and "Heat".