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.
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.
Fortezza Winery’s tasting room is currently closed. We are scheduled to reopen in the Fall of 2016. However, If our sign is out on Mt. Vernon Road, we’re open! If not, please visit us on your next trip to Placer County wine country. Salute!
Fortezza Winery is a small estate of 18 acres located in the beautiful rolling Sierra foothills of Auburn California, near California’s Gold Country. We are growing the “other” Sierra gold. Here at Fortezza we are committed to giving personal attention and special care to each and every vine. We planted our vineyards in 2006 with Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Primitivo and Viognier wine grapes. They have thrived in our warm climate. We are proud to present the wine from our estate grown vineyard to you this year.
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.