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Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« on: April 30, 2017, 05:10:42 PM »
We are planning our next trip and I wonder if anyone has any suggestions for Wineries that allow you to stay overnight or where there is winery with an RV park within walking distance.  We have a TT.

We would both like to do some wine tasting together and obviously cannot drive afterwards.

We are looking at anywhere in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles etc.

I saw from a couple of the searches that the roads around these areas can be narrow, so would the advice be not to take the TT there at all?

Thanks for any info.   ;D
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 05:38:34 PM »
If you like wineries, check out Harvest Host.
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 09:09:54 PM »
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We would both like to do some wine tasting together and obviously cannot drive afterwards.

That's what a designated driver is for.

I have to assume that there might be either a single person or a couple and one doesn't drink that could help
get you back to the campground safely.

I would do that for someone if asked and I was in the right place at the right time.

Just saying that I've never heard of a campground at Wineries - not saying they don't exist - but if they do
they might not be the one(s) you want to visit.  JMO.
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 10:25:41 PM »
Harvest Hosts is a membership with over 400 wineries, farms and museums across USA and Canada that allow overnight dry camping for a night or two. Website is www.harvesthosts.com. We didn't have a need to use them when we were in Napa a couple weeks ago. But, we are staying at 2 this week in Oregon.
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 03:46:04 AM »
Thanks kdbgoat and Sheryl, I know about Harvest Hosts, should have mentioned it in my post, just wondered if there were any alternatives out there. I guess we would probably buy some wine so that would be an OK option. Thanks for the reminder.

Red, I would be worried that we'd be stranded, although I guess if at a campground nearby we could ask what situation was. If no lifts then one of us would have to drive.
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 12:43:24 PM »
Red, I would be worried that we'd be stranded, although I guess if at a campground nearby we could ask what situation was. If no lifts then one of us would have to drive.

I guess you lost me on that one.  WHY would you be stranded? 

If you and I were at the same campground and you wanted to go wine tasting and were worried about driving back to camp, and I said
I'll go with you, but not drink and drive us back - what would be the problem?
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 01:43:51 PM »
I guess you lost me on that one.  WHY would you be stranded? 

If you and I were at the same campground and you wanted to go wine tasting and were worried about driving back to camp, and I said
I'll go with you, but not drink and drive us back - what would be the problem?
I meant if we went to the tasting without arranging a lift and hoping someone would be there.

That's very kind of you.

We are going to join Harvest Hosts as there seem to be plenty of wineries on the list so hopefully we can get organised that way. Thanks for your advice!
« Last Edit: May 02, 2017, 02:13:06 PM by jackiemac »
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 01:11:54 PM »
We were with Harvest Hosts from their startup and there is still a picture on the website of our coach parked right in the middle of a vineyard at one of our many stops. There was a music festival going on that weekend and that was the best place to park. Remember, you walk home after partaking of the tasting room, and there is no requirement that you have to buy any wine.
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 04:57:47 PM »
We were with Harvest Hosts from their startup and there is still a picture on the website of our coach parked right in the middle of a vineyard at one of our many stops. There was a music festival going on that weekend and that was the best place to park. Remember, you walk home after partaking of the tasting room, and there is no requirement that you have to buy any wine.
Thanks!
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2017, 05:17:02 PM »
UBER, they have an APP. ;D
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2017, 05:21:34 PM »
UBER, they have an APP. ;D
Even out in the sticks?  :D
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2017, 05:26:45 PM »
I think you would be good in Napa-Sonoma, don't know about Paso Robles, also check out Lyft.

Update, check this out Recent post, this year:   https://www.wineryfinderapp.com/how-is-uber-in-napa-valley-2016-first-hand-experience/
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2017, 09:23:44 PM »
I can't help you in California, but if you ever get up to Washington wine country, go to Prosser,Wa.,in the Yakima Valley and find Wine Country RV Park.

http://www.winecountryrvpark.com/Index.html

They have tastings at the RV park, as well as at least 8 wineries within walking distance.
And dozens more within 30 miles all around.
I believe that there are wine tasting tours that you can take as well.

If you have never visited Washington wine country, you will be in for a nice surprise.


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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2017, 02:41:00 AM »
I can't help you in California, but if you ever get up to Washington wine country, go to Prosser,Wa.,in the Yakima Valley and find Wine Country RV Park.

http://www.winecountryrvpark.com/Index.html

They have tastings at the RV park, as well as at least 8 wineries within walking distance.
And dozens more within 30 miles all around.
I believe that there are wine tasting tours that you can take as well.

If you have never visited Washington wine country, you will be in for a nice surprise.

Thanks for the recommendation I will add it to my list of things to go to!
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2017, 02:42:04 AM »
I think you would be good in Napa-Sonoma, don't know about Paso Robles, also check out Lyft.

Update, check this out Recent post, this year:   https://www.wineryfinderapp.com/how-is-uber-in-napa-valley-2016-first-hand-experience/
Thanks for that.  We use Lyft quite a lot so will definitely take Uber and Lyft into consideration. 🍷☺
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2017, 09:26:33 PM »
Hello,

We are a french family travelling with our RV and it is very new for us.

Is anyone could give me some more informations about Harvest Host?
We are very interesting in becoming a member but we would like to have some advice from people we are already members?
Can we easily find avaibilities? Would you recommend it?

Thank you for your replies and sorry if my "english" is not very correct!


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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2017, 11:49:52 PM »
You can get info about Harvest Host at https://harvesthosts.com/
We were members several years ago but didn't renew because our travel plans didn't coincide with locations. We will re-join sometime when things line up better.



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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2017, 11:47:20 PM »
I am going to join. I asked an American friend who had told me about it. He was just about to join so I gave him the name of someone I had seen online to use as a recommendation - apparently each of you receives a free month if you do this.  I will recommend him. 

So if you join Pauline  come back and get the names of one of the earlier posters here who live in the US  permanently to use as your recommendation  and they will get a free month as will you.   :D
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2017, 09:25:38 AM »
If you don't mind driving just a little bit more, you can go to Pahrump, Nevada. They have a winery with an rv resort. It is about 45 minutes to Death Valley, in California, and also about 45 minutes to Las Vegas. From the south, you can take I-15 north, then get off at Baker, California, which takes you to Pahrump. It is great desert driving, and you will not have to deal with freeway traffic and crowds.

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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2017, 11:24:51 AM »
Thanks. Might do that on our way back, we are currently in Kernville CA.  ;D
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2017, 08:33:31 AM »
In the Temecula area, there is Lake Skinner for camping. But you could not walk to any wineries. In fact, you really couldn't walk to the exit to the park as just the road in is pretty long. But if you're up for taking an Uber, this is one to consider. There are lots of great wineries out that way.

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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2017, 12:56:29 PM »
If you're going to Uber or Lyft it, Napa Valley Expo RV park is close to most of the famous wineries in the Napa Valley.

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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2017, 01:20:42 PM »
Thanks. We stayed at Skyline Wilderness Park and only did one wine tasting at the Hess Collection which was nice. We decided to save our money for doing some other things, plus a lot of the wineries we fancied needed reservations which we hadn't realised - didn't do my research!
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2017, 01:21:44 PM »
If you're going to Uber or Lyft it, Napa Valley Expo RV park is close to most of the famous wineries in the Napa Valley.
The Expo had just hosted the Bottlerock concert so was closed for clean up!
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Re: Californian Wineries That Allow Overnight Camping
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2017, 11:09:43 PM »
Someone told me about an RV park located in a Paso Robles vineyard. I don't know the name, but a web search should turn it up for you. BTW, most of the best wineries in Paso Robles are generally considered to be on the west side 101. Something to do with soil and temperature differences.
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« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2017, 01:18:29 AM »
Thanks, will bear it in  mind for next trip!
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