Sacramento Wine Trail

All around the foothills of California's Gold Country, along the scenic waterways of the California Delta, you will find a wino wonderland unlike any other.

With over 200 wineries in the region, Northern California Valley holds 70% of the states wine grapes, making Sacramento one of the hottest spots for wine selections, wine education, and wine-related agriculture.

This blog will take you on a journey around the city, stopping at all the finest wineries, vineyards, and wine providing eateries available! Winos, get ready!


    • Revolution Wines
      This locally sourced Sacto winery allows guests to tour, sample, and eat, the only fully operating urban winery featuring old world wine making. This is a true farm to fork, farm to glass winery and bistro, both the food for dinner and pairings and the wine itself all found within the Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter, and Gandyhill regions.
       

      Wine to Try: Chenin Blanc Clarksburg



    • Miner's Leap Winery
      A true Clarksburg Gem, Miner's Leap Winery is a small family owned and operated wine production facility that gives guests the 'ultimate wine experience', providing what they consider to be the richest and best-tasting wines in the region. The winery has been operated by the same family for several generations, the Great Grandfather of the family starting out as a bootlegger in the 20's.

      Wine to Try: 2013 Pinot Noir Clarksburg


    • Frasinetti's Winery and Restaurant
      First founded in 1897, Frasinetti's is considered to be Sacramento's oldest family owned and operated winery, a wine hotspot serving up fine foods and even finer wine in a quaint historic setting. This winery and restaurant mix old world traditions with new world technology, giving guests the perfect tasting experience. Be sure to try the Prime Rib while here!
       

      Wine to Try: Chianti


    • Old Sugar Mill
      With 13 award-winning wineries in one complex, Old Sugar Mill is an extremely hard to pass up wine stop along the Sacramento trail. Within Old Sugar Mill you will find such popular local wine brands as Clarksburg Wine Co, Heringer Vineyards, Three Wine, Todd Taylor, Perry Creek, and Elevation 10. Walk around and taste them all, then head outside for a picnic on the lush lawn.
       

      Wine to Try: Todd Taylor Cabernet Franc Hagen Heights


    • Bogle Vineyards
      Bogle Vineyards in Clarksburg will provide you with everything from Chardonnay to Petite Sirah Port, this massive vineyard conglomerate totaling at 1600 acres, 1200 of which you will find right here in Clarksburg. Take some time to enjoy the tasting room, tour the barrel room, shop in the store, and then head out to the balcony to enjoy an excellent view and excellent cup of wine.
       

      Wine to Try: Phantom 


    • Cabana Winery
      For seriously fine food and seriously flavorful wine head to Cabana Winery and Bistro, the eatery and wine bar that boasts excellent gourmet appetizers, cheeses, and pizzas along side award-winning wines from Napa and Lodi. The onsite sommelier has 25 years of experience in harvesting, fermenting, aging, and bottling, so you know you are in good hands here!
       

      Wine to Try: Old Vine Zinfandel


    • Underground Tasting Room
      This spot, in our opinion, is one of the most unique and interesting on the list, the Underground Tasting Room located on the original level of Old Sacramento (a level flooded out during the beginning of the city's establishment). Here you will find an 'exceptional and educational wine tasting experience', the spot hosting two different award-winning Sierra Foothill wineries. Enjoy the old flavors of Twisted Twig and Rendez-Vous Winery, each providing similar award winning flavors, but with a completely different production method. 
      Wine to Try: Rendez-Vous 2013 Chenin Blanc 


    • Naggiar Vineyards
      Naggiar may be one of the most recognized local brands, this spot holding 60 exceptional acres of vineyard space providing over 18 varietals. Enjoy the onsite tasting room, bistro, and live music here, your visit guaranteed to be a truly pleasant one. Naggiar Vineyards grow 'California's most desirable grapes', the ideal 1300 foot elevation providing produce desired from wine production facilities worldwide.

      Wine to Try: 2014 IL Nonno


    • Scribner Bend Vineyards
      Scribner Bend Vineyards is located on one of the most important local river bends, the spot highly utilized since 1893 when it was one of the biggest local shipping ports. The family running this vineyard have over 100 years experience on the ranch, first establishing this brand when transforming a 1918 built barn into a barrel and crushing facility. Here you will find new, innovative, and tasty award-winning wines, plus an outdoor patio with a fireplace to enjoy them!

      Wine to Try: 2012 House Tempranillo


      Downtown and Vine
      A true Sacramento classic, Downtown and Vine rightfully boasts one of the finest local and global wine selections in the area. This boutique bar and eatery 'brings wine country to Sacramento', the spot providing highly sought after international flavors alongside local Napa and Sonoma selections. On the restaurant side, you will find artisanal meats and cheeses as well as scrumptious small plates to pair with your fine wine or local craft beers.

      Wine to Try: 2015 Alexander Valley VYDS



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