2751 Combie Road
Meadow Vista, CA 95722
Open for tastings on Friday through Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
Bear River Winery was founded in 2009 at the north end of Lake Combie on the banks of the Bear River in Meadow Vista. We are a family operated boutique micro wine grower producing small case lots of hand crafted wines using traditional methods from grapes sourced in and around Placer, Nevada and El Dorado county vineyards. We are currently offering six wines for tasting. Our Barbera flight is all produced from Barbera grapes sourced from Viani Vineyards in Pilot Hill.
Bonitata Boutique Wine prides itself on attention to details. Each wine is handcrafted and barrel aged then bottled at the right moment to deliver that special taste to your palate. Our grapes are hand-picked from vineyards located in the Sierra Foothills. The grapes are picked just at the right balance of sugar, pH and acid to produce a very special wine. You can meet the winemaker and ask questions or tour the winery.
Bonitata Boutique Wine is located in the original Bernhard Winery founded in 1874, located at the Bernhard Museum adjacent to the Gold Country Fair Grounds. This historic building is made of stone with two foot thick walls which are partially buried into the hillside. The perfect storage for our hand crafted wines. After enjoying your wine tasting you can take a tour of the rest of the museum. Parking is located at the main museum parking lot just a short walk from the winery. The winery is also available for rent for that special occasion (anniversary, birthday, wedding, etc).
Ciotti Cellars is a small production winery located in Placer County. Small production means we focus on making small lots of ultra-premium wines for your enjoyment. Because of this limited production we’re able to pay extra attention to details creating wines rich in aromas, deep in color and character with velvety finishes. Using only the finest grapes grown in the Placer County / Napa Valley regions we’ve been able to create a little sunshine in a bottle.
Generations after Generations of winemakers have been born in the Ciotti family. As young boys, Giuseppe and Archangelo heard stories of how their Grandfather emigrated from Italy stowed away in a wine barrel to begin a new life in America. As young men they, watched their Grandfather Father and Uncle’s make Hand Crafted Wines as a part of their culture and heritage. Today Ciotti Cellars is committed to making sure that same time honored family tradition continues, carefully cultivating and selecting only quality fruit to make premium hand crafted wine’s to be enjoyed and shared with family and friends.
Tastings by appointment only, April – November.
At Cristaldi Vineyards we have a true passion for artisanal winegrowing. In the vineyard and in the winery we focus on the most natural and traditional techniques possible as we are committed to crafting truly authentic estate wines, wines of elegance and depth, with a vibrancy and resonance that recalls the living vineyard of their origin. We hope you will find our passion evident in every bottle, as we believe our philosophy promotes the right conditions to create food-friendly wines with true varietal character and a definitive sense of place. The Estate specializes in producing limited production single-vineyard and field-blended estate wines and extra virgin olive oils, hand-crafted in the finest old-world tradition.
Mt Vernon Winery is the largest and most award winning Winery in Placer County; offering 16 to 18 different wines for tasting. The elegant and inviting “Tasting Room” is a vintage Milk House that was built in the 1950’s. People often comment that our winery reminds them of a Thomas Kincaid painting. We often host gorgeous weddings in our beautiful Mt Vernon Gardens. Take the time during your visit to enjoy a glass or even a bottle of wine with your friends on the estate grounds. The winery has beautiful areas that overlook the vineyards with big red umbrellas, humming bird feeders, roses, flowers and trees to delight your senses.
Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.
Secret Ravine Vineyards is a family owned company with the objective of producing “Fine Wines from Locally Grown Grapes”, wines that you would choose to enjoy with your evening meal. Our tasting room offers a relaxing venue to sample our award winning wines. Our vineyard and winery is located 27 miles east of Sacramento off Interstate 80. The vineyard and winery is about one mile from town. Come see us!
Open: Wednesday — Sunday
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm
Tasting Fee: $9/person
Honored to be Awarded #1 Winery in California!
Wise Villa Winery is the “Golden State Winery of the Year 2015”, awarded by the California State Fair, the oldest and one of the largest & most prestigious blind wine competitions in the United States. Wise Villa Winery had the highest number of high scoring wines competing against thousands of wine entries from wineries across the state. The California State Fair presented the award at the Governor’s Office & was acknowledged by the CA State Senate and Assembly.
Tuscan-Style Bistro, Culinary Team, & Full Waitstaff
Wise Villa is the only winery in Placer County to have a full service bistro and commercial kitchen. We have created a truly unique European setting in the lovely Sierra Foothills where guests can enjoy an internationally themed food & wine pairing experience. Our beautiful Tuscan-style bistro & elegant wine tasting room are designed with European architecture & ambiance that feature scenic views of our rolling hills vineyard & the Sacramento Valley. Our wine educators & professional waitstaff provide the ultimate full service experience while our gourmet chef & culinary team artfully create delicious dinner entrees, decadent desserts & gourmet small plates.
Gourmet Dinner Four Nights a Week
Treat yourself to elegant dinners in our beautiful bistro from Wednesday through Friday & select Saturdays. Every Friday night enjoy gourmet dinner accompanied by relaxing live music performed by our favorite musicians. On special Saturdays we open our bistro for dinner & wine tasting from 5pm-9pm, reservations are required (for dates & reservations call 916-543-0323)
Exciting Monthly Events & Fun Themed Parties
We have special events & fun-filled parties every month at our winery. Join us for an educational 7-course Pairing Dinner or a Wine Blending Party & Steak Dinner both hosted by owner & co-winemaker Dr. Grover Lee. Enjoy exciting events like the Lucy Grape Stomp, Hawaiian Luau, Harvest Moon Party, & World Malbec Day. We also hold uniquely themed parties throughout the year which include great food, live music, games & dancing!
Book Your Private Events
Celebrate your favorite special occasions, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, business retreat dinners & much more at Wise Villa! Your group, whether large or small, can enjoy gourmet food & fine wine in the comfort of our wonderful dining room & charming courtyard, which boasts a prime view of our beautiful rolling hills vineyard & breathtaking sunsets, or enjoy your special day on our beautiful wedding lawn or inside our unique underground barrel room & winery.
We produce an array of award-winning wines at our winery. Our list includes Albariño, Barbera, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Port-Style, Rosé, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo, Torrontes, Viognier, Zinfandel, plus two red blends & one white
Wise Villa Wine Club
We welcome you & your loved ones to share our passion for wine by becoming members of our wine club. As members you will receive exclusive benefits, great discounts on wine & monthly events, invites to wine club parties, access to member exclusive wine, free wine tasting for you & up to four guests & much more.