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Vista Ranch and Cellars

4.7
4.7
91 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Vista Ranch sits on 20 acres of George Fancher’s bear Creek Ranch which includes farm plots, vineyard, tasting room, outdoor picnic area, and event center.

We strive to provide you with a taste of what our beloved area has to offer. From our history, to our deep rooted agriculture that sustains our community.

Please note, reservations for Vista Nights are only available for Thursday and Friday from 6pm-9pm. We do have Live Acoustical Music during our Vista Nights! If there is not anything open during those two dates and times that means we are at capacity for Vista Nights. ***Groups larger than 12 guests MUST call our Tasting Room to make a reservation***

Tasting Room is also open daily, 9am-6pm.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizzeria, Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Tasting Room Daily 9:00 am–6:00 pm Vista Summer Nights Thu, Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (209) 722-8200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Vista Ranch

  • Neighborhood

    Merced

  • Cross street

    S Arboleda Dr

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 91 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Overall

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Value

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Good for Groups

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JV

    JerryV

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great time for family to enjoy Casual dress and classic times Great food and wine Can’t wait to return back
  2. TF

    TheresaF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice picnic at Vista Ranch. pizza and wine. Note this is not fine dining but a lovely outdoor setting to gather with family and friends.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Enjoyable music. Loved walking around the garden. Very welcoming and relaxing environment. Would definitely go again.
  4. VS

    ValerieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My overall experience was excellent! I loved the food & the entertainment was amazing! I love Scott Patrick! My only complaint is that you didn’t have sangria. I remember you always served sangria & it was really refreshing on a hot day. Please bring it back. Thank you for a great evening!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vista is always a great place for good music and yummy pizza.
  6. M

    Maritag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food & wine, live music and a beautiful setting…what more could you want?!
  7. BP

    BrookeP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The Vista Winery's website advertised "Vista Nights" live music artisan pizza and wine for every thursday and friday so I made a reservation on tuesday for Thursday at 6:30. When we arrived there was no band just the waitress playing music off an ipad. I asked what happened to the live music and she said that the manager cancelled it because it was the week of the county fair. We didn't stay to eat the pizza because it was the size of a paper plate and cost 16 dollars. We were so disappointed it would have been nice if they sent a notification cancelling the event so people didnt waste their time driving 20 minutes out of town to sit on dirty picnic tables and eat over priced pizza while listening to a skipping ipad.
  8. DN

    DeeN

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Vista ranch is truly a ranch! It’s lovely to sit outside among the oak trees and enjoy the breeze while sipping wine and having a eood fired pizza
  9. LA

    LyssA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, great entertainment, caring staff. Graduate was surprised & we couldn’t have had a nicer time! Thank you
  10. RT

    ReneeT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was really good. Unfortunately, the music was cancelled at the last minute.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great food, good music, n friendly staff!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vista Nights are the PERFECT date spot! Like a hidden oasis in the Central Valley.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this winery in Merced. So peaceful and relaxing place to hang out for a picnic n open a bottle of wine enjoy with friends family, they are kid & pet friendly, RVs are welcome here too.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was so warm and friendly. I really got the feeling they wanted to make people happy in a vey wholesome way.
  15. AA

    AnthonyA

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great ambiance with high quality food and service. My favorite Thursday spot for the season.
  16. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go for Vista Nights, enjoy the live music, and get the seasonal (fig) pizza. You won’t regret it!!
  17. AA

    AnthonyA

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always memorable!!! Great food… fresh ingredients Wonderful atmosphere
  18. M

    Mindy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going to this venue!! They are very accommodating!
  19. CR

    ClaudetteR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister came to visit from Washington and we had best time. Great food Great Music and great Chardonnay 😀😀😀😀😀
  20. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well organized, excellent service, delicious and original wood-fired pizza.
  21. G

    Guest

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Vista Ranch employees are always respectful and personable which makes you feel welcomed. However, I suggest making sure that your guest food trucks also have a good work ethic. The Conchitas truck on Thursday night provided poor customer service. There was no sign or mentioning that they were to stop servicing at 8pm. I can definitely respect business hours but what I find rude is that the ladies working that night allowed several families to get in line and wait in line over 20 min to tell us they were not serving anymore. We had made several eye contact with the ladies working and they physically saw people getting and waiting in line but failed to respectfully let us know we would not be served versus allowing us to waste our time standing in line when they knew all along they would not be serving us. They even denied serving Vista Ranch employees. Their lame excuse was that they , "wish they could serve everyone but our commitment was only till 8pm." So, not only did they rudely allowed us to wait in line but they blamed Vista Ranch because they had only commitment to 8pm.
  22. 2

    209local

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The service was very rude and I felt like I was being attacked
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place, views, friendly staff.. love it!!
  24. L

    Luisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful place. The music and ambiance were both very pleasant.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place for pizza!!!
  26. RS

    RonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a very nice. quiet and peacefull. The service is great !
  27. CR

    ClaudetteR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great experience! Loved the wood fire pizza. Had great 🍷 Service was wonderful
  28. AA

    AnthonyA

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This has become our "go to" Thursday night. Wonderful customer service.
  29. JD

    JaneD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful menu, friendly people, good food & wine! The entertainment was enjoyable. Could use a few more food options, but understandable at this outside event.
  30. GD

    GabrielaD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our time at Vista! Food and wine were great.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Need better music.
  32. RR

    RubyRS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to the Vista. And, later most evenings a nice breeze comes. Service is Great! Everyone is Friendly and willy to help you if needed. We always try to bring someone out there That has never been there. And, they can't believe it there. Very Enjoyable.
  33. SF

    ShellyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly people! Great entertainment!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Had reservation, no one knew what table we were at. Limited kinds of pizza. Pizzas were burnt. Crust was flimsy and tasteless. You need servers.
  35. JA

    JessicaA

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved the live music. Casual place to sit, eat, and talk. We went for date night and had a great night.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time at Vista Nights and I was pleasantly surprised with how yummy the pizzas were! Ambiance was nice and cute, cute date night spot or family outing!!
  37. NQ

    NathanQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, dog-friendly, good fresh food and different events throughout the year
  38. G

    Goombasocks

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Staff was super friendly. We were greeted right away. Because of Covid we had to do reservation and that process was super easy. Also the staff was well organized and already assigned us a table. Oven brink pizza was delicious!! We did wait a lot longer for our tri tip sandwich but it was delicious. Music was good, the musician took a break and left for a long time before coming back but its not a huge deal. Overall I love summer nights at the Vista
  39. HW

    HellsWinter

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for wine tasting, unique gifts and fresh produce.
  40. NP

    NohelyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was so nice, as was the wine and food served. I even strayed from my usual pizza order and got their seasonal one with figs. I was skeptical, but it turned out to be so delicious. The service was also quick which was nice.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Vista Ranch and Cellars offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (209) 722-8200.

Vista Ranch and Cellars is rated 4.7 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Vista Ranch and Cellars

7326 E State Highway 140, Merced, CA 95340

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S Arboleda Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Merced

  • Hours of operation

    Tasting Room Daily 9:00 am–6:00 pm Vista Summer Nights Thu, Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizzeria, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vista Ranch

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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