An Award Winning Winery with Everything in One Place
Wise Villa Winery has a lot to talk about. They tout numerous accolades, including the Golden State Winery of the Year from the California State Fair, which was acknowledged by the California State Senate and presented at the Governor’s Office. In fact, they have won so many awards, the San Francisco Wine Competition recognized them as the third most awarded winery in North America. Understandably so, this family-owned and operated winery has an estate vineyard that produces more than twenty award winning varietals made with grapes that are organically grown with sustainable practices. During the production process the grapes are triple sorted before going through a whole berry cold fermentation, creating clean, hand crafted wines that are also vegan and gluten free.
In addition to award winning wines, Wise Villa has the only on-site restaurant in Pacer County. The full-service Tuscan- styled bistro offers a full menu supported by three chefs, and is open for wine pairings, events, and dinners. On Friday nights guests can enjoy live music to accompany their meal. Romantic diners can appreciate watching the glowing sun go down slowly over the vineyards. Monthly theme nights include seven-course wine- paired dinners, wine blending parties, games, and dancing. Wine club members enjoy additional party-themed benefits. Choose from dining in the bistro to the courtyard to sipping wine at the tasting bar while taking advantage of wine educators. Sunday brunch is offered, which is, like everything else, wine-themed.
Wise Villa is so much more than a winery. It’s a destination winery. Everything a wine lover needs is in one place, at an affordable price.
This summer the winery expanded its hours and is open seven days a week. And, being under two hours from Napa Valley, most guests appreciate the pace – and the pricing – of Wise Villa. Tasting options run approximately ten dollars for either a tasting, which includes seven wines, or visitors may opt for a tour, which should be booked in advance. Guests may also purchase bottles at reasonable prices, which are one of the many charms in this part of wine country.
One can sit back and relax while enjoying a wide selection of red or white wines, take in some education or an event, have a luxurious meal and then dance the rest of the night away.
How to learn more: Dr. Grover Lee, founder of the winery, has a few interesting tricks up his sleeve about his unique winemaking process. “Only one percent of winemakers are doing what I’m doing” Lee slyly said. “And if you want to know more, just take the tour to get the whole story.”
WISE VILLA WINERY
www.wisevillawinery.com // 4200 Wise Road, Lincoln CA