Raise A Glass To These 12 Drinking Destinations

Nothing lifts the spirits like a taste of the local terroir. And these are the top drinking destinations, bar none. Pick your alcohol of choice — beer, spirits, wine, or cider — and discover the Club Wyndham resorts close to a popular place to try the local goods. Cheers!

Larger Than Life: Breweries

1. Rooftop Brewing Company

Pull a pint of blood orange wheat beer and bask in the Seattle, Washington, sunshine at this popular local microbrewery, complete with a chilled-out rooftop patio that’s perfect for sipping and socializing.

Stay Here: WorldMark Seattle - The Camlin

2. Jackalope Brewing Company

With two taproom locations in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, it’s easy to two-step over to Jackalope for a fresh, creative craft brew like the Bearwalker maple-infused brown ale.

Stay Here: Club Wyndham Nashville, Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - Nashville

3. Kona Brewing Company

This iconic, family-owned brewery in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, serves up eco-friendly craft beers as well as refreshingly cool spiked seltzers in tropical flavors, like the fan-favorite POG (Passionfruit Orange Guava).

Stay Here: Club Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort, Club Wyndham Royal Sea Cliff, Club Wyndham Mauna Loa Village, Kona Coast Resort, Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village

Free Spirits: Distilleries

4. Desert Door Distillery

This chic Texas bar and distillery in Driftwood (near Austin, Texas) is the only place outside Mexico producing small batches of the versatile spirit sotol, a cousin of tequila and mezcal that’s derived from the wild desert spoon plant.

Stay Here: Club Wyndham Austin

5. Copper Fox Distillery

Copper Fox in Williamsburg, Virginia, produces hand-crafted, innovative spirits using locally-sourced ingredients. Raise a glass of their specialty: a smoky whisky that’s Scotch-inspired, but uniquely American.

Stay Here: Club Wyndham Kingsgate, Club Wyndham Governor’s Green, Club Wyndham Patriots’ Place

6. Celebration Distillation

Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, America’s oldest premium rum distillery uses Louisiana sugarcane and molasses to create award-winning, barrel-aged blends. Try the Old New Orleans Amber Rum, with its smooth, smoky notes of rich cocoa and leather.

Stay Here: Club Wyndham Avenue Plaza, Club Wyndham La Belle Maison

Grape Escapes: Wineries

7. Texas Hill Country

With more than 50 wineries to explore between Austin and San Antonio, Texas, the hot, year-round climate in Texas Hill Country is ideal for growing Syrah and Tempranillo grapes.

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8. Missouri Wine Country

About an hour northeast of the Ozarks in Hermann, Missouri, is one of America’s oldest wine regions. Visit the Adam Puchta Winery in Hermann to sample the fruits of this rich, Rhine Valley-like terroir.

Stay Here: Club Wyndham Lake of the Ozarks

9. Oregon Wine Country

Folks flock to the Willamette Valley near Portland, Oregon, for the impressive Pinot Noir, but this mild, damp region south of Portland produces many other diverse varietals.

Stay Here: Club Wyndham Portland Waterfront Park, Whispering Woods Resort

Cider House Rules: Cideries

10. Cigar City Cider & Mead

Located in historic Ybor in Tampa, Florida, visit Cigar City for a unique selection of meads and ciders in their tasting room, including inspired flavors like spicy habanero and homemade apple pie.

Stay Here: Club Wyndham Clearwater Beach

11. Noble Cider

Asheville, North Carolina’s craft cider scene is booming, particularly in the pretty mountain town of Asheville. Head to Noble’s downtown taproom to try classic, small batch, and seasonal flavors, including the springtime staple: hard cider with a blueberry twist.

Stay Here: Club Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Mountains, Club Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley, Foxhunt at Sapphire Valley

12. Stowe Cider

Found in Stowe on the Vermont Cider Trail, Stowe Cider is a must-stop. Beyond the classic hard cider, their taproom showcases a variety of unique, limited-time ciders like Blueberry Maple Syrup and Currant Plum.

Stay Here: Club Wyndham Smugglers’ Notch Vermont


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