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Antelope Valley Winery/Donato Family Vineyard

Antelope Valley Winery/Donato Family Vineyard Review

Desert vineyards? Industry scoffing didn't deter Cecil W. McLester, a graduate of UC Davis's renowned wine-making and viticulture program, from crafting decent wines—yes, from grapes grown on-site—including an award-winning Tempranillo and Paloma Blanca, a Riesling-style blend. Cecil has since retired, but the winery is still going strong. It also hosts a Saturday Farmers Market (from May through November between 9 and noon) and sells grass-fed buffalo and other game and exotic meats such as venison, pheasant, and wild boar.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 42041 20th St. W, at Ave. M, Lancaster, CA, 93534 | Map It
  • Phone: 661/722–0145; 888/282–8332
  • Cost: Winery free, tasting $6
  • Hours: Wed.–Sun. 11–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Lancaster
Updated: 05-05-2014

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