Madera County wineries near bass lake yosemite

Yosemite Sierra Wine Tour: 6 Stunning Wineries to Visit in Madera County

Planning a visit to Yosemite National Park? Don’t forget to stop by one or two vineyards along the way. These stunning wineries in Madera County are sure to impress even the most discerning wine snobs!

Idle Hour Winery & Kitchen (Only 11 Minutes away from Bass Lake at Yosemite)

Idle Hour Winery & Kitchen is a hidden gem with local wine, fresh food pairings, and a beer garden with an exciting selection of micro-brewed and imported beers. The ambiance at Idle Hour is second to none and this summer they plan to host live music by the Fresno River every week. Pet friendly!

Single-vineyard designated wines: Pinot Noirs from select Santa Lucia Highlands and San Benito County Vineyards, Madera County Viognier and Syrah and Clarksburg Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc. 

Idle Hour Winery & Kitchen

41139 Highway 41

Oakhurst, California 93644

Phone: (559) 760-9090



Wine Tastings: Thursday – Monday 11AM-5PM or by appointment.

Lunch: 12-4PM

Sunday Brunch: 10-2PM

Westbrook Wine Farm

Westbrook Wine Farm is a vineyard and winery in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of eastern Madera County, California, near Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park. Westbrook is not your casual winery. They take the art of winemaking very seriously and will expect visitors to make a reservation and follow house rules. Westbrook’s 2015 Westbrook Wine Farm Fait Accompli was awarded Gold in the 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition. 

Westbrook Wine Farm Vineyard and Winery

49610 House Ranch Road

O’Neals, CA 

Phone: (559) 868-3499



Open most days for tours and tastings by appointment or invitation only.

Fasi Estate Winery 

Fasi Estate Winery, located in the valley foothills outside of Fresno, specializes in elegant high-quality Syrah made from Central Valleys’ selected grapes. Fasi offers a friendly atmosphere with wine flights from California and Argentina. The Winery is well-known for outstanding hospitality and knowledgeable staff. Pet friendly!

Fasi Estate Winery

42415 Road 208

Friant, CA 93626

Phone: (559) 822-2111



Open Daily from 11–5PM.

CRU Wine Company

CRU Wine Company is a family-owned winery in Madera County focusing on Burgundian and Rhone varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from vineyards on the Central Coast of California. Their wines consistently receive 90+ point scores and gold medals from publications and competitions including Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle.

CRU Wine Company

20146 Road 21

Madera, CA 93637 

Phone: (559) 673-6372



Open Daily from 11–5PM.

Ficklin Vineyards

For over sixty years the Ficklin family has been producing superior, award winning Ports at their small adobe winery in Madera, California. The vineyard was planted with four Portuguese varieties in the 1940’s. Today these same vines, now old, gnarled, shy producers, yield intensely flavored fruit, making it one of the most unique vineyards in California. For decades the Ficklin family, beginning with David, and later his son Peter, has used traditional Portuguese methods to handcraft their wines. Their ports rival those from Portugal in quality and have won more awards than many brands sold worldwide.

Update from Business: “Under current regulations, we are open for retail purchases–walk-in, pickups, curbside, phone orders, online orders, and friendly conversation.  Unfortunately, we are still not able to offer tasting at this time.”

Ficklin Vineyards

30246 Avenue 7 1/2

Madera, CA 93637

Phone: (559) 674-4598


Open Tuesday-Saturday from 12-4PM.

San Joaquin Wine Company

San Joaquin Wine Company is a family-owned winery specializing in red, white and sweet wines. They are also a well-known venue for events such as: weddings, birthdays, baptism receptions, graduations, celebration of life events, bridal and baby showers, fundraisers and concerts. 

San Joaquin Wine Company

21821 Ave. 16

Madera, CA 93637 

Phone: (559)673-0066



Tasting Room Hours: Monday – Friday 1-5PM, Saturday 11-4PM, Sunday 12-4PM. 

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