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Google Street View offers virtual tours of California wineries

Virtual visitors to California can now take a panoramic tour of dozens of the state’s wineries thanks to new additions to the Street View feature in Google Maps.

The internet giant has added 360-degree panoramas of nearly 80 of California’s 1,000-plus wineries as part of an initiative that has extended Street View to more than 200 new locations across the state.

Via a ‘See Inside’ tab, internet surfers can now enter the premises of a number of leading producers, including Dry Creek Vineyard, Frog’s Leap, Schramsberg and Artesa.

Artesa street view

Using the ‘See inside’ tab, users can virtually explore California wineries

‘Enjoy the sunny elegance and wonderful scenery at wineries like William Hill and Wolff Vineyards,’ said Google Street View program manager Deanna Yick in a blog post.

‘Explore the drums where wine is aged at Quintessa Winery before enjoying the open-air patios that overlook the green hillsides of northern California.’

Yick said the addition of the new locations to Street View was designed to offer ‘a peek of what awaits you along Route 101’, adding: ‘With Google’s headquarters nestled alongside the San Francisco Bay in Mountain View, Calif, this imagery of our great state is especially close to our hearts.’

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