Vineyards & Winery
Welcome to Sierra Vista
“An El Dorado Original”
Over 45 years ago, Sierra Vista pioneered the way for the Sierra Foothills when it purchased it’s property in 1972. Once the land was cleared, the first vineyard was planted in 1974. The topography, soils and altitudes in the vineyard create varied micro climates consistent with some of the best known grape growing regions of the world including Côtes du Rhône, Bordeaux and Burgundy. After 3 years of production, construction and wine making, the winery was open for business in 1977 as one of the first El Dorado County wineries in modern day history. Sierra Vista have been creating award winning wines year after year. Today, the legacy of their premium grapes together with fine artisan wine making produce quality hand crafted wines and maintains its status as one of the oldest continuing run wineries in all of the Sierra Foothills.
Many of our estate wines are from ancient own rootstock with some lineage tracing to the French regions of Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage. In addition to our estate wines, we also feature other varietals from around the world, hand crafted in our facility that are nicely balanced between fruit, acid and tannins.
When you visit our estate, you’ll enjoy acres of rolling vineyards and picturesque views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We are only 15 minutes off Highway 50 and feature a family-friendly atmosphere, a tasting room, an event room and numerous year-round events that are sure to excite.
Jim Czachorowski – Owner
“Great Zinfandels, an excellent Merlot and some Rhone selections such as Grenache and Mourvèdre are what stand out at this winery.”
"Love this sweet winery in the foothills of the Sierra. Lovely shaded trees to sit under and enjoy a picnic lunch with one of the fantastic wines they offer."
“Best find ever! Amazing winery off the beaten path. Perfect place to sit under the trees next to the grape vines.”
“This place is awesome! The wine is amazing and the people serving are too, the grounds are gorgeous, perfect for a day out to sit in the sun and enjoy a glass of wine looking at the beautiful view!”
“Very friendly people in a beautiful setting. Nice sweet wines.”
“Fantastic choice of great wines and very friendly people. They have variety of grapes on estate and make number of great wines. Grenache, Zin, Sira, Cab - all present in the list and all are good.”
“Great for picnics and to enjoy the wonderful people who work here, and the special events that exist for the generous wine club.”
“Sierra Vista is such a beautiful stop! The grounds are beautiful and quaint.”
“Worth a stop. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. The wines are solid and approachably priced.”