When touring the wine world, you’ll definitely encounter some kooky characters. But at some wineries, you might just catch a glimpse of the ghosts of vintages past! This Halloween, experience the supernatural at these haunted wine spots across the country.
Sure Sonoma makes great chardonnay, but it’s got a full bar of spirits too! Jeff Dwyer is California’s resident expert on haunted wine country. Read his book Ghost Hunter’s Guide to California Wine Country to learn about all the winemaking undead. Or, contact him and arrange a customizable ghost tour, where you can hit sights like Bartholomew Park Winery, a haunted former hotel where the morgue now serves as the wine cellar.
A century ago, over a million head of cattle were traded each year at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Today the Stockyards are home to Cowtown Winery, but the spirits of years past still roam the neighborhood. Join Cowtown for a ghost tour and see who’s still lurking on the winery’s ghoulish grounds.
When Margo Sue Bittner bought Marjim Manor in 2003 to open a winery, she soon learned the house came with some history. Employees and visitors of The Winery at Marjim Manor in Appleton, New York repeatedly have encounters of what they believe to be the spirits of the Merritt family, the home’s original inhabitants. Stop in for a tasting and see if you come face-to-face with the undead, and check out their website recent sightings.
So, let’s raise a glass to wine country’s ghostly residents! Here’s to sipping from beyond the grave!