If you are on vacation, chances are you want to relax, have a few drinks, and chill out with your friends. What are the best places to spend quality time with your loved ones? Not only can you go hiking, check out restaurants, and head to the local parks, but wineries are some of the top places where you can soak in amazing sights, try some of the best glasses of red in the entire state, and pair cheese with a glass of Merlot to have the perfect afternoon or evening out of town!
And the best part? Whitefish, Montana, is home to numerous wineries in the town and the surrounding areas. If you are interested in viewing the foothills, winding your way up the trails into the forested mountains, and having a few glasses of wine before heading back to your pristine vacation rental, then look no further – Whitefish offers multiple wineries that are sure to fit your needs. Here are the top 5 wineries in Whitefish.
Unleashed Winery is a tasting room and communal space located in downtown Whitefish that has good vibes and fun events. This tasting room features a modern ambiance, with exposed brick, large tables, industrial fittings, bar stools at the counter, wooden tables, and bottles that you can view and take photos of during your sips!
We love the location of this winery right in the heart of downtown Whitefish. Although it is fun to get outside and explore the countryside, we love how this winery is easily within walking distance of all there is to do and see in the tiny mountain town.
Unleashed also offers a private room that is great for going on vacations with large groups. If you want to host a party, like a Mother’s Day celebration, birthday party, or family reunion in a private room, then you can book our intimate space for small events that will give you the much-needed privacy and intimacy you are going for.
Last but not least, the happy hour here is unbeatable! From Tuesday to Friday between 4 pm and 6pm, you can enjoy $7 pours and $10 ‘Pick two’ Cheese Boards. We think this is the best idea for a romantic date night or fun friend date out on the town.
Glacier Sun Winery
For those who want a larger winery that is out of town, we have the ideal spot for you. Glacier Sun winery is a beautiful establishment located on US Highway 2 in Kalispell, MT. This full production winery was first established in 2011 and has continued to reign as one of the top choices for those in the Flathead Valley for over 10 years.
We recommend heading to the tasting room so you can experience the mouthwatering wines on a sunny afternoon or rainy day in the Flathead Valley. This tasting room leaves little to be desired! Featuring wooden decor, TVs, bright lights, exposed beams, good vibes, and tons of wine, we think that you could easily sit here all day long. Head here any day of the week between 12 pm and 8 pm to enjoy four wines or ciders on the tasting menu.
Flathead Lake Winery
Wine with a view? Yes please! Head to Flathead Lake Vineyard and Winery to drink good wine, view the breathtaking bright blue lake in the distance, and check out the town of Whitefish below. This winery first opened in 2017 and has been one of the front runners in the industry ever since. This small winery promotes small batch premium wines that are sure to give you some of the best glasses of red or white wine you have ever had.
Mission Mountain Winery
Mission Mountain Winery is a family-owned winery in Dayton, MT, located on the shore of Flathead Lake, churning out high-quality wine for over 30 years! This down-home and relaxed winery produced its first vintage wine in 1984 and has been receiving world-renowned qualifications and awards ever since. We love heading here to watch the sunset and sip on a flight of their infamous red or white pours. Try the Viognier white wine made in the south of France that pairs perfectly with some fresh, white seafood!
Grinde Bay Winery
Grinde Bay Winery is a relaxed and casual venue that was first made by three men with a plan! This cool concept originated in a garage (as so many good ideas do) and has transformed into a foolproof wine making business that churns out bottles of red and white wine that are going to knock your socks off. Located in Polson, MT, this winery is a for-sure stop during your Whitefish vacation.
Plan Your Visit to Whitefish
If you are a wine connoisseur, or you want to learn more about white and red wine pours, then check out some of the top wineries in the Whitefish area and Flathead Valley. And book a place to stay with I Love Whitefish for a fun and exciting holiday with your friends or family! Contact us today!