Come visit the newest up and coming wine region in California! To learn more about our wineries and wine events explore our Wine & Beer page or to get your free Wines of Yolo County Guide & Map mailed to you click here. We are home to over twenty wineries with unlimited wine experiences to savor. The best part about wine tasting in Yolo County…it has all the things you love about wine tasting – amazing wines, meeting the wine makers themselves, discovering new places full of charm and a peaceful down to earth experience you won’t find anywhere else.
To give you a little idea of our street cred for “down to earth experiences” check out some recent write ups we’ve had: The Sacramento Bee’s Mike Dunne covers Berryessa Gap, The San Francisco Chronicle recently published some amazing stories about our wine scene, and last month a recent blogger discovered our wine region and loved it!
Read on for more insider tips…
- Taste the “Champagne of Yolo County” produced by Capay Valley Vineyards.
- Take a walking wine tour at The Old Sugar Mill
- Walk & taste in Historic Downtown Winters : don’t forget to visit Turkovich tasting room to taste wine paired with artisan cheese
- Try one of our many annual wine festivals : Sip & Dip Festival happening 5/14 and Grapes & Grub 6/25 are some favs
Known for its incredibly rich soil, warm days and mild Delta breezes, the wine country of Yolo County yields unforgettable wines of great character and diversity. Here you’ll find outstanding Syrah, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon, but also lesser-grown varietals such as Viognier, Malbec, Primitivo, and Albarino, plus Sparkling and Port. Virtually all of our wineries are family owned and operated—some for multiple generations—guaranteeing you an intimate experience with highly knowledgeable artisans. You’re sure to find something memorable, and affordable, to suit your tastes.
Old Sugar Mill
The Old Sugar Mill in beautiful Clarksburg is a must-see destination for anyone who loves great wine and lively events any time of year.
Just 15 minutes from downtown Sacramento, the Old Sugar Mill is one of the top wine-tasting venues in the country. Eleven wineries now call the Old Sugar Mill home, and more are planned for coming years. Music, food, and seasonal events dot the calendar.
The venue is framed by historical old world brick walls, beautiful wine barrels, rustic windows, and artistry and craftsmanship with rich character. One of the notable features of the Mill is the soaring atrium, which serves as the concourse or lobby for the wineries and is the setting for many events. Lovely views appear in the glass walls on either end of this lobby, invoking a quieter time in the world.
Verdant and untrammeled, Capay Valley is a remarkably serene stretch of fertile land, rolling hills, and canyon land, the nest for lovely small and mid-size organic farms and unique wine tasting opportunities. Plan a trip to Seka Hills Tasting Room to taste not only local wine but also honey and olive oils as well. Séka Hills wine starts with grapes perfectly suited to the climate and soils of the fertile Capay Valley – grapes that love long hot summer days and nights often cooled by California’s Delta breezes. They grow seven varietals in their vineyards and carefully blend their wines for a natural balance of freshness, richness and depth. At Séka Hills, the goal is to produce estate-grown wines that express the unique qualities of the agriculturally rich Capay Valley.
While you are there pair your wine with fresh seasonal salads, artisan sandwiches or wood board platters featuring artisan cheeses, salamis, dried fruits, nuts and crackers. To view their tasting room menu visit their website here.
Capay Valley is also home to Capay Valley Vineyards showcasing their Sparkling Viognier the “Champagne of Yolo County”.
Historic Downtown Winters
Here, gracious storefronts house wine tasting rooms, famous restaurants, causal haunts, and the intimate music venue the Palms Playhouse. A farming community, Winters is surrounded by thousands of acres of fruit orchards and productive fields, with the meandering Putah Creek cutting through the countryside. Park your car and stroll the Historic Downtown tasting at Berryessa Gap Winery, Turkovich Family Wines & Winters Cheese Company, Main Street Cellars and RootStock.
Want a free Wines of Yolo County Map? Fill out the request form on our website or stop by our office at 132 E Street, Suite 200 in Davis, CA 95616