Sales: Our wines are available for purchase through our website.
Our vineyard has been planted on the beautiful Loomis property of the Oblates of St. Joseph. Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Petite Syrah varietals are maturing on the beautiful hillside slopes.
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.
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.
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Popie Wines is a hand crafted boutique winery producing award winning wines. Since 1922, three generations of the Duarte family have worked in the Napa Valley growing high quality grapes that have produced award winning wines. I am the fourth generation Duarte continuing the family growing tradition, here in Placer County, my father (Richard “Popie” Duarte) taught me. 2006 found me completing the cycle, “from soil to bottle”, not just as a grower, but now as a winemaker as well. Over the years I have learned that “wine is truly made in the vineyard”. Our vineyard is family managed, maintained, and sustainably grown, allowing us the control to produce exceptional wines. I am now taking my family heritage to the next step in producing what I hope to be well made enjoyable wines from our Duarte Family Vineyards.
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.
Rock Hill Winery began in Sonoma County named after a volcanic hillside vineyard with hundreds of feet of dry stacked rock walls. Presently located in the Sierra Foothills of Placer County, the rich soil tops decomposed granite allowing for perfect drainage. Hot summer days and cool nights produce ideal conditions for this world class wine. Drink and enjoy our Wine Country tradition.
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!
When longtime Placer County residents, the Mendez Family, broke-ground on their Auburn vineyard in 1999, they had no illusions of simplicity. “We had complete knowledge when we started Viña Castellano, that it was going to be a labor of love, with a strong emphasis on “labor” said Teena Wilkins, the Vineyard and Winery Manager, and the youngest of Gabe and Carolyn Mendez’ four children.
The family’s love of wine is directly linked to some of the strong Mediterranean traditions that they were raised with. “My Paternal grandparents, Mercedes and Frank Mendez were both born and raised in Spain, and although they immigrated to this country as young adults, they never let go of their strong Spanish customs, of which winemaking and enjoying that wine with food was a large part”, says Wilkins. “In Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Greece wine is on the lunch and dinner table to be enjoyed in moderation with food. Although my mother is not a Spaniard, (she is of Irish and American-Indian decent) she and my father married in their late teens and early on agreed to raise us with a strong since of tradition from both heritages.”
It is that link with wine and family heritage that has steered the direction of the 8-acre 2000 case boutique vineyard & winery, lovingly named Viña Castellano. “Viña” is the Spanish word for vineyard and Castile is the region in Spain where our grandparents are from and where we still have family today. “Castellano” is what you would call a man from that region, and so we choose that in honor of my father, whose vision inspired the project.” Wilkins is quick to mention, however, that they strongly considered “Castellana” to honor Abuelita, at 99 years old lives at the vineyard.
In keeping with the Mediterranean-niche, the Mendez Family has planted three of the most popular varietals used in Spanish winemaking, Tempranillo, their flagship grape, Mourvedre (known as Monastrell in Spain) and Grenache. In addition to those grapes, they also have planted the Rhone varietal, Syrah, and the Bordeaux varietal, Cabernet Franc.
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.