Wise Villa Winery & Food Pairing Bistro

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$31 to $50
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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!
Monday & Tuesday kitchen is closed, tasting and Artisan Plates only.

Our lovely 20 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's.

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. Take pleasure in our beautiful Tuscan-style bistro, elegant wine tasting room, and charming courtyard during your dinner, private event, wedding, or lunch.
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JC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

d
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening out with my husband.

P
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal and service.

M
Sacramento
84 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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

NM
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CS
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!!

S
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
Sacramento
43 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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

MS
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!

OT
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

o
Sacramento
2 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.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Don was amazing. Food was perfect!

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

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

S
San Francisco
88 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!

A
San Francisco
1 review
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.

MG
Central Coast
37 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NM
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Date night with my love! Wine tasting was fun and dinner was exceptional!

F
Sacramento
122 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch at the bistro! Had the steak bites and Brussel sprouts. Husband had the burger. Food was delicious. Loved the ambiance too. The property has a beautiful vineyard view. Enjoyed the Viognier.

KF
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service by our waiter, Don Sullivan. Top shelf wine with a delicious lunch on the patio.

c
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Pinot Noir was fantastic but food was below average and overpriced for quality. I would recommend a tasting then a bottle for outside without the noise and a better view. The small plates were ok but the mains were not great at all...especially for the prices.

NC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Waited WAY too long for our main course. Service was not up to par for such a great place. Server would also bring out main dishes sproradically instead of all at once forcing many hungry people to wait to eat until we politely all got our food. Better service and servers would improve this rating. We love having a great place to eat and a beautiful setting close to our rural home however the service was so bad I would not come back often which is really unfortunate.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience4

We have had lunch at the Villa which was great. We thought dinner would be also. Sad to say our appetizers , salad and entree came at the same time. One plate was well done that should have been med-rare and the other was a filet that was cold. So disappointed.

EB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and setting beautiful atmosphere and setting

FT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy spending time with my wife at this nice establishment, we enjoy the staff and the nice environment. Always looking forward to going here.

JB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make your next special event very special - have dinner at Wise Villa Winery. The wine is outstanding, food is scrumptious, staff is friendly and the vineyard is a beautiful backdrop.

M
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Kalika, makes every trip there outstanding. The food and view are amazing and the winery is a perfect place to enjoy a wonderful evening.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night out with friends. Always a great place to go and feel like your far away from home, but only a hop, skip, and jump away!

JD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love coming here for a quick lunch bite. We are also wine club members, so we are a little bias. We love this place! Grover and the team, do fabulous job!

JN
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had guests from out of state and decided to take them to dinner at the beautiful Wise Villa Winery. It is a beautiful setting, especially in the evening, for a relaxing tasting of wines and wonderful food! We had a lovely evening with exemplary service and will make it our “go to”place when we have guests again in the future!

SM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We've been twice. First time was better than the second. Don't get me wrong, we'll go back but it's important to give feedback if they will actually use it.

The first time we ate appetizers and did our own 'table tasting' by buying/sharing several different glasses of wine. This was a great experience.

The second time we reserved a table for lunch and ordered entrees and wine by the bottle. Not a great experience.
Food is high quality but entree prices are a bit high, especially when served with no vegetable or other side included. We ended up leaving hungry. I would stick with appetizers next time and maybe a salad to go with them.
We ordered a bottle of Chardonnay but it was actually room temperature, not chilled. This was probably an accident of not keeping the wine fridge stocked, but still, I paid $38 for the bottle and I expect a winery to be on top of it.

So, I will return to Wise Villa but my second visit made me more wary, which is not what I would expect. Hope this is taken in the spirit of improvement!

e
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience, and value. 5 stars out of 5. This place is a “hidden gem.”

FD
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Our group of four were very disappointed in the choices for Sunday at 11:30. They only offered appetizers, two sandwiches and two salads. They were out of soup (just opened so not sure what happened). The burger was average, the chicken sandwich was ok but the fries were room temperature. The chicken on the beet salad was burned, there were maybe four slices of beet and it was over half some weird lettuce. I informed the server and she replaced the chicken with more burned chicken, no extra beets. The salad was comped which was very nice but I left hungry. The servers were delightful and very knowledgeable about the wine. Won’t be going back

C
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wine club pickup and lunch.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Father day BBQ

We got there at 3. They had a prefix menu for Father’s Day. They charged us the full price but ran out of food. We could not eat at the same time because there was no meat so some had to wait. One only had macaroni salad because she was a vegetarian and there was a risotto option but they didn’t have it. It was not clear that desert was not included. The salad was wilted and my Dad refused to eat it. The BBQ would only give us tiny amounts because he didn’t “want it to run out”. We felt bad for the BBQ guys.
The charcuterie plate was an honest joke. Straight up! Hard pass if we were ever going to consider coming back.
Server was barely there and not very helpful. She didn’t offer ANYTHING for the tremendous inconvenience and they fact that we couldn’t eat together on Father’s Day.

We left a whole $40 bottle on the table by accident but no attempt to reach us.
Honestly, iThe whole thing was a bit of bust. Luckily, we all love each other and we’re determined to enjoy ourselves despite the extreme deficit of WW.
We paid our bill in full and left a 20% tip. None of which they deserved really.
Ciao wise winery, there are much better places out there....

O
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and go here often for lunch and wine tasting

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