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The Mojave Desert Sights

Antelope Valley Winery/Donato Family Vineyard

  • 42041 20th St. W Map It
  • Lancaster
  • Store/Shop/Mall

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


42041 20th St. W, at Ave. M, Lancaster, California, 93534, United States

Map It


661-722–0145; 888-282–8332


Sight Details:

  • Winery free, tasting $6
  • Wed.–Sun. 11–6

Updated 05/05/2014


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