Bundle up in your favorite sweater, and then cuddle up with a glass in front of a roaring fireplace at one of these wonderful wineries.
(Courtesy of Round Pond Estate)
Round Pond Estate, Rutherford
Snuggle up next to the outdoor fireplace at Round Pond Estate while you take in the spectacular views of the Napa Valley; the estate tasting includes four wines paired with appetizers by the hearth. Also look out for their spring release party on March 10, 2018. // 875 Rutherford Rd (Rutherford), roundpond.com
Lambert Bridge, Healdsburg
Lambert Bridge's posh lodge-style tasting room is warmed by a stone fireplace and carved wood hearth is trimmed with masses of dried grapevines and, during the holidays, studded with tiny white lights; the vaulted ceilings glow from the crackling flames. Sip a 2017 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel fireside. // 4085 W Dry Creek Rd (Healdsburg), lambertbridge.com
Ram's Gate, Sonoma-Carneros
This Howard Backen–designed masterpiece is as gorgeous as the views surrounding its hilltop perch. Tastings can be enjoyed virtually anywhere in the contemporary, farmhouse-style estate building, but one of the best places to enjoy the winery's pinot noir is in front of one of several outdoor fireplaces off the tasting hall. // 28700 Arnold Dr (Sonoma), ramsgatewinery.com
V. Sattui, St. Helena
A stone fireplace anchors the rich wood-accented room, keeping guests cozy as they sample limited releases, estate wines, and older vintages. Fireside tastings are also held on the vineyard terrace overlooking Napa Valley. // 1111 White Ln. (St. Helena) vsattui.com
Benovia Winery, Santa Rosa
Claim a seat on the leather couches near the floor-to-ceiling hearth at this by-appointment ski lodge-esque salon trimmed in elegant wood, stone, and glass and taste your way through Benovia's unfiltered pinot noirs and lightly oaked chardonnay. // 3339 Hartman Rd (Santa Rosa), benoviawinery.com
*This article has been updated since it was originally published in 2016.