An hour from Las Vegas on a beautiful drive through the mountains, the winery is a complete surprise. It’s in the desert; it’s a warm embrace of a place; there’s an intimate world class restaurant; the wines have won hundreds of awards, even rare double golds. You don’t have to know anything about wine, or food, no snobbery here. Taste up to seven wines for free. Take a tour. Have one of the best lunches you will ever have. In the fall, come for the annual grape stomp festival, outdoor market and live music. Pahrump Valley Winery. Get there.