With architecture based on Persepolis, the capital city of ancient Persia, this 22,000-square-foot winery features the dazzling 16 monumental 18-foot-tall free-standing columns at the entrance, a state-of-the-art visitor center, and opulent landscaping—all in honor of Persian-American owner Darioush Khaledi's homeland. (He immigrated during the Islamic Revolution and found his fortune in a grocery chain.) Tastings ($25) include their well-regarded merlot, cabernet sauvignon, viognier, and chardonnay, as well as addictive Persian pistachios. Opt for the appointment-only $50 private tasting with cheese pairing and you'll get to savor local Sonoma artisan cheeses with your wine and tour the facilities. Throw down $150 and you're privy to an elaborate wine and food pairing featuring limited release wines. The grounds suffered some damage during the 2017 wildfire.