Open Weekends 12 to 5, and Private Tours and Tastings Available by Appointment.
Weekday Afternoons – By Appointment
PaZa is surrounded by picturesque views of the Sierra Foothills, the Sutter Buttes, and Coastal mountains. So, we welcome folks who bring lunch, or other treats, to stay and relax with a glass, or a bottle, of our award-winning vino. Owners Pamela and Zane Dobson share an over the top enthusiasm for all things related to wine, and especially appreciate the many people who enjoy wine and life. In short – our wine making style is keeping it simple with serious passion!
Why the name Pescatore? Meaning fisherman in Italian, fishing is Dave’s hobby when he’s not busy with the vineyard or winery. In addition, it is Patty’s immigrant Grandma’s maiden name. Nicolina Pescatore immigrated from Naples in the early 1900’s. Grandma always made her own wine. She even kept a carafe of wine in her refrigerator! Our boutique winery produces only about 800 cases of wine a year. We tend each vine ourselves and the grapes are pressed manually in a traditional wooden basket press.
Hours: Friday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Thursday by appointment
Rancho Roble Vineyards is a family owned winery with deep roots in grape growing and wine making. The vineyards “Syrah Noir” planted in 1999 and “Barbera” planted in 2000 produce luscious fruit year after year. The Barbera grape was selected because of its rich history in the area. The Italian Barbera was originally introduced to Placer County by the 49’ers during the 19th century Gold Rush. This varietal is also particularly well suited to the soils and oak savannah micro-climate of the Placer County Sierra Foothills where Rancho Roble Vineyards and Winery are located.
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.