Given foreigners’ love for the Guadalupe Valley, it’s no surprise that Vena Cava is owned by a British couple. Phil and Eileen Gregory moved to the valley nearly two decades ago and have since created a winery/restaurant/hangout/oasis that makes you feel you’ve won the golden ticket when you visit. The small but mighty winery has full views of the valley. You can sip natural rosé on the giant outdoor daybeds or make new friends eating various tostadas at the communal tables. When you need to move around, go for a tour of grounds. The winery is an architectural site made of raw wood with a boat for a ceiling.