The only major winery in the New Orleans area, Pontchartrain Vineyards offers tours and tastings only an hour's drive from downtown New Orleans.
No stomping the grapes, but the tasting room at Pontchartrain Vineyards is open to sip wines and enjoy a light lunch of charcuterie and cheese plates. Visitors can also take a glass of wine and stroll among the vines. Bottles available for sale as well. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $