Wine Tasting in the Durham Wine District
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The Durham Wine District

Since 2018, the Durham Wine District has been delighting wine enthusiasts in Butte County. With four wineries within six miles of each other, the Durham Wine District is a great destination for a day trip. The soil and climate of Durham and Butte county is great for growing a variety of crops, and grapes thrive in the environment. The vintners and winemakers at each location are not only proud of their own wines but also of the level of craftsmanship of their fellow producers, which they’ll tell you as they happily promote each other’s tasting rooms

Within the Durham Wine District, the tasting rooms and wines are distinctly different, so visitors can engage in a wide variety of wines and experiences, all within 10 minutes of each other.

Almendra Winery & Distillery
9275 Midway

Almendra Winery & Distillery features 18 different locally grown wines from the Bertagna Son Kissed Vineyards and Almendra Winery brands. Step into the beautiful tasting room and sample a wine or spirit flight. The full-service family friendly restaurant serves small plates, salads, gourmet pizzas and seasonal specials featuring locally grown products. The full bar specializes in Almendra’s Monkey Face Spirits, which are distilled on-site in the beautiful copper still.

Open Wed. & Thurs. 11am-9pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am-10pm; and Sun. 11am-7pm

A family-run winery and distillery dedicated to innovative spirits and hand-crafted wines with a full-service restaurant in its Durham location.

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Dog Creek Cellars
9975 Garden Creek Road

Owned and operated by Neal and Judy Cline, this boutique winery opened its doors in 2011, though Cline Organics has been dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming practices since 1990, when it was growing almonds and Asian pears. Dog Creek Cellars produces Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese and Zinfandel - all ORGANIC - and grown on the Durham property. The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand, then crushed, fermented and watched diligently by the family (and the vineyard dogs).

Open the 1st Sunday of Each Month Noon-5pm, and by appointment

A California Certified Organic Farm since 1990, Cline Organics has been dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming practices for more than twenty years.

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Gale Vineyards
9345 Stanford Lane

Inspired by winemaking techniques perfected over centuries in places like France, Italy, and Spain, Gale Vineyard's award-winning, handcrafted wines are made in small batches at their Durham winery, from only the finest, carefully selected grapes. First planted in the spring of 2001, their vines have been a labor of love from the very beginning. Gale Vineyards is known for crafting wines that are deliciously rich and fruity, with soft tannins and a supple finish. Their offering boasts a number of unique, and artfully aged wines - from their light and refreshing Rose di Primitivo (perfect for warm summer days) to the rich, earthy, Tempranillo, you'll undoubtedly find a flavor to fit. And at it’s tasting room just minutes from Downtown Chico, you can also enjoy wine tastings, local food pairings, gifts and more.

Open Sat. & Sun. Noon-5pm

Gale Vineyard's award-winning, handcrafted wines are made in small batches at their Durham winery, from only the finest, carefully selected grapes.

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Nascere Vineyards
3471 Durham-Dayton Highway

Nascere Vineyards farms 3.5 acres of organic Italian varietals of Barbera, Sangiovese, and Pinot Grigio grapes. The fertile soils of the Northern Sacramento Valley terrain is well suited for these varietals because of the hot summer days and cool nights that come from being nestled between the vast walnut orchards that provide great temperature swings at night during the growing seasons. Nascere Vineyards takes pride in practicing sustainable farming with its grapes to ensure quality in every cluster.

Open Sat. & Sun. Noon-5pm

Nascere Vineyards is a family-owned and operated artisan winery that specializes in producing handcrafted wines made from organic grapes.

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