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Vista Ranch and Cellars, Merced, CA
Vista Ranch and Cellars, Merced, CA
Vista Ranch and Cellars, Merced, CA
Vista Ranch and Cellars, Merced, CA
Vista Ranch and Cellars, Merced, CA

Vista Ranch and Cellars

5.0
5
109 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

7:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

109 Reviews
  1. EdwinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and wine was great, there's live music. My favorite I'd the tri- tip sandwich and sparkling wine.

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  2. DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were quite a few very young children out there running around looking for something to play on. Also there were some ants on our table, I understand it’s outdoors.

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  3. CatalinaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Definitely will come back again next time I’m in the area.

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  4. MariaC

    San Joaquin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in Merced. Friendly and positive people!! Love love this place!!

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  5. Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I took my friend for her birthday to experience Visar Nights. We had a wonderful time wine tasting with Tom and we absolutely loved the tri tip sandwich with an apricot bbq sauce. The wines were smooth and of great quality. It was our first time wine tasting. Thank you for everything!

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  6. Luv2eat

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to take the family! There's plenty of shade, especially on hot days.

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  7. AnthonyA

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick service, delicious food We were so happy they had corn salsa in the menu again. Great music as always

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  8. Barbie

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love The Vista and atmosphere, as you all have to know. Not only coming out at least once a week, but staying as a Harvest Host member in my trailer when I can. It is so peaceful out there. Love it! It’s my Happy Place.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was great ambiance was good as well. New increased prices are a bit rich for Merced.

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  10. MadisonE

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a beautiful venue. Yummy food, super kid friendly. Our toddler played with the games they have onsite as my husband and I chatted! So fun to be able to listen to live music too!

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  11. JoAnneB

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was pleasantly surprised. I have lived about 2 miles from Vista Farms for 8 years an never gone there. The music was great and the tri-tip sandwich was delicious. It was a pleasant experience. Will definitely go again.

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  12. LisaB

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place ! Everyone is warm and friendly ! Beautiful place I’ll be back

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  13. Marram

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Drove over an hour to visit Vista with friends and was really looking forward to having a nice time. The place is very beautiful, the music was great, food is great but the service is terrible. So terrible it ruined our night. The gal taking food orders was so rude and had an awful attitude. We felt like we were a burden for ordering food and after ripping our order in half and crumbling it she still asked for a tip. We did not feel welcome and will not be returning. Customer service can make or break a place. What a shame for such a beautiful place and concept.

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  14. Foodlover

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Cozy tasting room, good selection of wines. Very kind person serving. Live music began in the garden where I enjoyed a fantastic wood fired pizza and a glass of Zin. Great time!

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  15. Ts15

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great night in a casual setting with great pizza!!

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  16. CozyM

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Making a reservation was really easy & trusting!! Which I appreciated .. I made reservations at 8:15 & thought that was perfect because it’s not hot in the day & it’s straight after work.. well I guess not because right when my friend and I got there at 8:12ish .. the girl said sorry we’re closed , we can’t serve you. So that was disappointing because why have that table available at 8:15 if you close kitchen late. When closing is at 9.. well anyways! Ambiance was pretty just maybe make a post about when you can’t serve people,to try to make a reservation around serving time & not have times like 8:15 available! Thnx

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  17. Jackie

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The pizza here is DELICIOUS! Great vibes with beautiful scenery and live music . The only downside is Al the red ants on the table but other than that a beautiful place for a special event . I walked my Gf around the winery and proposed to her in between the vineyards. Very romantic

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  18. JoyCoop

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vista Ranch is a hidden jewel! Tucked away, it’s welcoming setting invites family, friends, and strangers to gather around outdoor tables while enjoying live music, brick oven pizza, and, of course, the best local wine! Everyone can enjoy the quiet ambience while soaking in precious moments of summer.

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  19. 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

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  20. TerriF

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 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.

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  21. 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.

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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?!

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  25. 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.

    2 people found this helpful

  26. DeeN

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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

    1 person found this helpful

  27. 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

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  28. ReneeT

    San Joaquin

    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.

    2 people found this helpful

  29. MariaC

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

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

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  30. 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. MariaC

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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.

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  32. 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.

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  33. AnthonyA

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

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

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  34. 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!!

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  35. AnthonyA

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always memorable!!! Great food… fresh ingredients Wonderful atmosphere

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  36. Mindy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going to this venue!! They are very accommodating!

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  37. 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 😀😀😀😀😀

    1 person found this helpful

  38. MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

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

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  39. 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.

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  40. 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

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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 5 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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