About Wise Villa Winery
Awarded #1 Winery in California!
"Golden State Winery of the Year 2015"
The highest and most prestigious winery award.
Wise Villa Winery is the "2015 Golden State Winery of the Year", awarded by the California State Fair, the oldest and one of the largest and most prestigious blind wine competitions in the United States. We 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 and was acknowledged by the CA State Senate and Assembly.
We are a family owned and operated winery, estate vineyard, and Tuscan-style bistro located in the Sierra Foothills Wine Appellation of Placer County. Our grapes are meticulously grown using organic and sustainable practices. During harvest we go a step further by triple sorting and implementing whole berry cold fermentation to retain a balanced wine with natural fresh fruit character.
World Class Wines
We offer over 20 different varietals and over 30 world-class Wise Villa wines at our winery. In the 2015 California State Fair Wine Competition our wines had the highest number of high scores, outranking all competing wineries in all regions in California including Napa & Sonoma.
Each Wise Villa wine is gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan. We follow organic and sustainable practices in vineyard management resulting in the highest quality of wine.
Wise Villa Winery has created an elegant European setting in the Foothills of the Sierras. Our estate is set before a backdrop of enchanting scenery amidst breathtaking views of our rolling hills vineyard and the Sacramento Valley. Some say we are a modern day fairy tale nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Full service Tuscan-Style bistro & elegant wine tasting room
We are the only winery in Placer County that provides a full service bistro and gourmet chef. Our award-winning Tuscan-style bistro and tasting room are at the heart of an internationally themed food and wine pairing experience. Our bistro is designed with European architecture and ambiance. Our professional wine educators provide the ultimate full service experience and our executive chef artfully creates gourmet small plates, delectable dinner entrees, and decadent desserts with the finest ingredients and balances their subtle and varied intricacies of aroma and flavor perfectly with our award-winning wines. Our bistro has become one of the most sought after destinations in California for romantic dates, celebrations, full course dinners, wine parties, events, and relaxing moments.
Friday evening dinner and live music!
Start your weekend off right by indulging your senses in a perfect balance of Wise Villa Winery. Enjoy the elegant tastes & aromas of our world- class wines paired with a delectable chef-prepared gourmet dinner. Relax to live music of light jazz, classical instruments, Hawaiian, folk, blues, or Latin guitar while watching a breathtaking sunset over our rolling hills vineyard.
Exciting, educational, & fun events
We have fun-filled parties and special events on select Saturday & Sunday evenings each month. Join Dr. Grover Lee monthly for an elegant 7-course Pairing Dinner or make your own wine at a Wine Blending Party & Steak Dinner. We also hold uniquely themed parties throughout the year which include delicious food, live musical performances, games and dancing! Events sell out fast so reservations are required.
Wine Club members receive substantial discounts and reservation preferences! Some of our events include Lucy Grape Stomp, Hawaiian Luau, Harvest Moon Party, Valentine’s Day, and World Malbec Day.
Celebrate your special occasions, weddings, showers, anniversaries, birthdays, business retreat dinners, client appreciation, and much more! Your large or small group will enjoy gourmet food/wine pairings in the comfort of Wise Villa Winery’s elegant dining room and courtyard which boasts a prime view of the vineyards and breathtaking sunsets or enjoy the beautiful aroma and barrels in our winery.
Our wine club boasts some of the happiest members in the country. Membership is free and easy to join. Wine club members receive an array of special privileges and benefits including incredible discounts on our world-class wines and special events, exclusive wine just for members, free wine tastings, priority ticket purchasing for monthly events, and many more advantages. Quarterly wine club wine releases are specially selected by our winemaker and bring the best assortment of wines to our members.
Wise Villa Winery offers
Over 20 wine varietals and 30 world-class Wise Villa wines
Wine tasting, wine by the glass & bottle
Wise Villa barrel-aged hard apple cider
VinoBrews: wine and beer creation (seasonal availability)
Seasonal local beer on tap
Chef-prepared gourmet small plates, dinner entrees, & desserts
Special events such as Lucy Grape Stomp, Wine Blending Parties & Steak Dinner, 7-Course Paring Dinners, Hawaiian Luau, World Malbec Day & Tango Dancing, Harvest Celebration, Customer Appreciation 50% Wine Sale, and more
Weekly winery tours
Wine Club Memberships
Friday night dinners with live music
Award winning Tuscan-style bistro with seating for 50
Charming courtyard with upscale seating and tables for 40
Wedding lawn and pergola in our vineyard
Underground barrel room
Majestic views overlooking our rolling hills vineyard & the Sacramento Valley
Paved parking lot & vineyard parking