Wise Villa Winery & Food Pairing Bistro

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Awarded Golden State Winery of the Year 2015 and the only winery in Placer County to have a full service bistro!

Our lovely 35 acres estate has elegant European influences and 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.

Indulge your senses in a truly unique internationally themed food and wine pairing experience. Our wine educators and professional waitstaff provide the ultimate full service experience while our gourmet chef and culinary team artfully create gourmet starter plates, decadent dinner entrees, and heavenly desserts that complement the superb flavor and aroma of our wine.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Dssac
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to pick up wine and made a reservation to have lunch. First time having lunch. We had pasta and it was excellent with their wine. Great view of vineyard. Chocolate dessert was wonderful. Staff is excellent.

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SandyB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location. You think you are in Italy driving up the driveway. Food and service were excellent.

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TerryT
Montana
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for wine and food. Service is outstanding.

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vipJoanneD
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Wise Villa! The wine-tasting experience is fun, educational, and tasty! The bistro is relaxed, yet elegant, with both indoor and outdoor seating. The food is fabulous!! We are planning to come back often just for the pasta dishes! Service is also great!

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StuH
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to the Wise Villa Winery the food and ambiance are top notch. Iif you happen to go for lunch or a summer evening, the views are great,too. The service was a bit slow on Valentines Day, but we just had more time to sip our wine. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day early dinner outside by the fireplace. Beautiful setting. Delicious food. The sherry vinegrette on the beet salad was very good. I added the chicken and avocado to make it a meal!! My husband liked the pasta bolenaise and the roasted brussel sprouts. The trio dessert was amazing with a glass of the red blend.
Can’t wait to enjoy another meal there! Thank you.

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JenniG
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Wise Villa. Everyone is so welcoming and the service is top notch! We have a couple favorite staff members, especially Janelle. Every time we see her she remembers our names, very friendly. Janelle is super knowledgeable about the wine and the food! The chef is amazing! We have tried several items on the menu and always leave happy! The ambience, the wine, the people = perfection! So glad we became wine members!! Jenn :-)

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lincolntravler
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely setting, service was excellent and the food was great. Definitely going back.

JC
vipJCTraveler
Sacramento
54 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently well balanced great tasting food! One of our go to restaurants.

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DougP
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, and we were able to sit close to the fireplace, which made for a nice atmosphere.

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Henry
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Overall we had a good time with our friends at this winery, they came up for the night from the So Bay. When my wife and I had lunch here one day, we thought it would be nice to invite our friends up to celebrate Valentine early, the 12th.

It is a lovely location, similar in ways to Napa and other winery producing areas. It is a pleasant and comfortable place to be.

Wine was scrumptious and affordable.

Our meals were excellent, however I felt mine was too salty; the filet with broccoli, and the broccoli part was too salty to eat.

Overall a 4 Star location

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JBeans
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely venue. Decent wine. Great ambiance. Excellent food. We thoroughly enjoyed our wine tasting and dinner!

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vipDaveT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and loved the live music

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vipDebG
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the view! We rejoined the wine club!!

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vipRochelleB
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 5th time attending this winery restaurant and it was my best experience. The food was great. The music was nice & service was superb

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, a great place to enjoy a great meal and glass of wine

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Friends from out of state with us. We live just a few miles away so we were excited to share this wonderful sunset/dining place with them. We have been here before & had wonderful food. This time the food was not so great...our friend had a burger ordered as ‘medium’ served over-cooked, burned & dry on the edges, no pink. On the other hand, the Brussels sprouts appetizer was great, as was the house salad & mushroom risotto. The wine is always wonderful. The young man who served us was sweet, even though he did forget our non-drinking guest’s sparkling water (quickly remedied when reminded). Sunset did not disappoint! We will definitely be back & hope the attention to food is improved.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pleasurable experience based on strong wine presentation and coupled with a artisan board and bowl of to die for house olives. Service was informative and just the correct balance of checking on us. Watching the sunset through the trees was peaceful.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff!

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JodyC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Made a 4:30pm reservation (the latest reservation online on the website) for best friend’s birthday dinner last sat evening. Website asked if reservation was for special event and it let me specify it was for a birthday. Got there a little early around 4:20pm and ordered wine. Around 4:30pm we ordered hours d’oeuvres which came out around 4:40pm. Just before 5:00pm the waitress asked us if we wanted dessert. We said we wanted to first order dinner, to which she replied “we close at 5:00pm”. !!!??? I asked why it didn’t specify that online - she said “oh it does” in a tone that let me know he has had to explain this before. Asked why their last reservation was at 4:30 then? How is someone to get through wine, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dessert in half and hour?? No real response. Also wondered why the hostess or someone wouldn’t have mentioned something when they seated us; or when we joked when she brought our wine out when we said we were going to “be here awhile” so didn’t need to rush the hours d’oeuvres?? Needless to say I was embarrassed since I was treating a friend to a birthday dinner!! And after all that even when they brought out our desserts (which we did order) there was no mention of a birthday; her dessert wasn’t on the house; no singing; nothing. 😟. Brussels sprouts were fantastic but didn’t get to taste anything else cooked so don’t know how the food is. Ambiance is beautiful, wine is fantastic, but was very disappointing to say the least.

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deegee
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good and the ambiance was great but our waiter was a mess. He had a personal issue that we did not need to know about or to be followed outside after dinner to talk about. He made us uncomfortable and not willing to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening out with my husband.

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Puamaeloe
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wise Villa Winery is a beautiful spot with great service, food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal and service.

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vipMofun1
Sacramento
88 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beautiful spot, interesting wine average food. Nice for parties or special events.

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NoelM
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Teresa for the exceptional service!!!! The food was great! And ambiance perfect!!!!

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ConiS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my Husband there for his Birthday lunch and we both really enjoyed the wine, food , service and the view. We will return!!

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vipSusan
Sacramento
93 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious and the setting is breathtaking. It's like being in Italy.

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Matthew
Sacramento
45 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. The view, service, wine and ambience make Wise Villas a very special place and one we recommend to all of our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere. Wine was amazing and the food was delicious. Highly recommend

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic view! Great wine and chef Marc's food is most excellent! They had a good guitarist/singer inside restaurant. We ate out on the patio overlooking the valley below. Good elevation at wise vlla for view at sunset. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal, service was great, sunset was beautiful from our table!

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vipocwaves
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We ate at the Bistro. My pizza was very fresh but no flavor and the dough was under cooked. On the other hand, my husband ordered the filet mignon and loved it. We ordered a bottle of wine that was 1/2 off and it was outstanding. We will be back but will order something other than the pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Don was amazing. Food was perfect!

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Lovesgoodfood
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal. Reserved a table and it was ready when we arrived. Great experience.

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vipSusan
Sacramento
93 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious -- fig appetizer, beet salad, duck, steak, lamb -- and excellent Wise Villa wines. The restaurant is gorgeous and the location fabulous, high on a hill with a view straight out of Italy. It was a wonderful experience and we can't wait to go back!

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Angela
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience3

The service and food was not the normal excellence we are used to getting. The chicken was bland, dressing was bland, my wine glass had lipstick dried on it, had to ask waitress several times for things and the place was very hot inside. This is not what we normally encounter, hope just a one off day. The lamb was delicious and so was the chocolate cake. This is a special place for us and we are wine club members, so we will give it another try. Please dont disappoint.

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vipMargieG
Central Coast
41 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though my uber drive was told by his phone to drop us off 1 mile from the location we stayed in the car until we arrived at the winery/restaurant. It's a beautiful location, on top of a hill with vineyards. Food was wonderful, the wine was really good we left with 5 bottles between the 3 of us sisters, wonderful selections of appetizers we enjoyed for dinner. Will be back when in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the finest wines in all of California paired with a great chef; what a treat!

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TracyL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with plenty of staff to take care of all the customers

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Wise Villa Winery & Food Pairing Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 543-0323.

Wise Villa Winery & Food Pairing Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 269 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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