Tasting rooms and patios certainly have their charms. But when touring wine country, wouldn\u2019t it be nice to taste and buy a few bottles. Then, with your picnic basket and blanket in tow, find a shaded grassy spot on the estate and lay about drinking in the vino and the vineyard\u2019s vistas?\u00a0 We think so too. And so do most wineries. Assuming there\u2019s space and it\u2019s allowed, most producers want you to enjoy their wine while creating memorable moments. \u201cPeople always tell us how much they enjoy the picnic experience,\u201d says Sherry Simmons, tasting room manager at WillaKenzie Estate Winery in Yamhill, Oregon. \u201cAnd you know what happens? They come back. That\u2019s a win-win.\u201d\r\n\r\nTo give you a proverbial push out of doors, here\u2019s where to go and what to bring on your alfresco adventure.\r\nWineries with Jaw-Dropping Vistas\r\nNapa Valley\r\nRutherford Hill Winery:\u00a0The breathtaking views sweep from valley floor vineyards to crags of the Mayacamas Mountains.\r\n\r\nColumbia Valley, WA\r\nCave B Estate Winery: Perched 900 feet above the Columbia River, the winery features tables shaded by trellises plus a trail to the river.\r\n\r\nTexas Hill Country\r\nBecker Vineyards: The estate includes a 19th-century homestead cabin, peach orchards, and scent-laden lavender fields.\r\n\r\nNorthern Michigan\r\nChateau Chantal: A\u00a0French-style winery and B&B, it overlooks East and West Grand Traverse Bays plus rolling vineyards.\r\n\r\nWillamette Valley\r\nWillaKenzie Estate Winery: The hilltop setting affords vistas of the valley and the region\u2019s prime Pinot terroir.\r\nWineries with Picnic Packages\r\nNapa Valley\r\nClos Pegase: Enjoy a boxed lunch\u2014sandwich, salad, fruit and homemade cookies\u2014beneath walnut and fig trees (48 hours\u2019 notice).\r\n\r\nCentral Virginia\r\nEarly Mountain Vineyards: On the balcony or expansive lawns, visitors can savor local cheeses, hams, charcuterie and more.\r\n\r\nMonterey County\r\nHahn Winery: After a guided ATV tour through vineyards, guests enjoy tapas along with reserve and small-production wines.\r\n\r\nSonoma County\r\nLynmar Estate: Think fresh\u2014the chef uses ingredients from the surrounding gardens to craft dishes that enhance the estate wines.\r\n\r\nPaso Robles, CA\r\nVina Robles: The package includes wine tastings plus a glass of your favorite to pair with a wine country lunch.\r\nMaster the Moveable Feast\r\nCheese and sausage rule as perennial favorites, while sandwiches transport tastes from hand to mouth neatly. Other eligible edibles serve up bite-size morsels that taste good at moderate temperatures\u2014no worries about keeping items hot or cold. Avoid the potentially soggy or meltables like bruschetta and, alas, chocolate. And be sure to skip spoil-sports like fish or anything too mayo-laden. As for wine, taste the reds indoors, but pack whites for the basket. \u201cSince it\u2019s warm\u2014and especially if your picnic is a pit stop on your tasting tour that day\u2014choose something light and refreshing,\u201d recommends Ann Davis, wine director at Kenwood Inn and Spa in Kenwood, California (kenwoodinn.com). \u201cI like crisp whites like Sauvignon Blanc. Sparkling wines are always fun and refreshing, as are bright, dry ros\u00e9s.\u201d\r\nPack It Up\r\nYou already know to bring the basics, such as plates, cutlery, napkins and bug spray. But be sure to carry glasses; most wineries don\u2019t allow stemware outside the tasting room. And if you\u2019re sick and tired of buying a new, el cheapo corkscrew on every trip you take because of airport security, then say hello to your new TSA-proof bottle popper.\r\n\r\nThe Boomerang ($10) has a built-in foil cutter and screw that passes screening checks.