A Roundup of the Best, Largest Wineries in the larger Bay Area

Here in San Francisco, we’re great and discerning wine drinkers. And we’ve got some really good vintners in the immediate Bay Area, of whom the top 25 in toto have produced 444 million bottles.

For wine lovers in the city, the question is: what are considered the best wineries and wines according to knowing reviews. Drawing upon Wine Enthusiast magazine’s database of 216,000 wine reviews, bizjournals.com assembled a slide show of the best wines from the 10 largest wineries near us. The greater Bay Area is defined as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties.

Of course, bigger is not necessarily better. But these are some very delectable wines.

At the top of the list is the grand Trinchero Family Estates that bottles wine under 20 brands and last year produced 21 million cases of wine. Reviewers called their 2007 Cloud’s Nest Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon the best with a 95 point rating for “complex blackberry, cherry, mineral, tobacco and cedar flavors that impress for their sheer power.”

Go to the top ten best, largest wineries and wines here.