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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.

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Sight Information


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

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661-722–0145; 888-282–8332


Sight Details:

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

Updated 05/05/2014


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