First planted in 1974, Sierra Vista is one of the oldest Vineyards in the Sierra foothills. We pioneered the way for the modern-day wine business and helped define the foothills as the promising wine growing region, as it is today. Most of our grapes are planted on their own rootstock – not grafted. Own rooted vines produce bolder more intense flavors while also staying true to their varietal without any influence from the grafted roots. Our vines are deeply rooted in perfect soil conditions of a decomposing volcanic soil. Sierra Vista’s prized vineyard and Terroir is the first key in producing our award-winning and delicious wines.
Planted in 1974, our Cabernet is some of the oldest Cab in the Foothills. A classic Bordeaux varietal, Caber¬net Sauvi¬gnon is known as the King of Red Wine, this full-bodied, dark, concentrated wine is the most popular red wine grape grown on the planet. Cabernet Sauvignon is a natural descendant of the red grape Cabernet Franc and the white grape Sauvignon Blanc. Cabernet Sauvignon is a very small berry – it’s one of the smallest grapes out of the 3000 grape varieties used to make wine. Because of this, there is a greater ratio of skin to pulp than for most other grapes. The skin of Cabernet Sauvignon is thick and deep purple in color. Although it’s not grown extensively in the region, our elevation, climate and soil (terroir’) allow us to grow our Cabernet as if it was in grown in Bordeaux France, remains true to its origin and is very well balanced. Our cabernet is on its own ancient vine rootstock, giving it more intense and bold flavors.
Wines Made: 2017 Syrah | 2018 Syrah Mountain Ridge| 2018 Syrah Red Rock Ridge | 2018 Fleur De’ Montagne | Elevation 2800 | 2018 Tiger Lily Outlaw
Our Syrah vines are the oldest in the foothills and one of the oldest in all of California! Syrah originated in the Northern Rhone region of France and is one of the best known and loved wines in the world. But, it’s also one of the most confusing due to its names – Syrah, Sirah or Shiraz based on origin. But our Syrah is genuine with linear traces back to Côte Rôtie and Hermitage. Its roots are perfectly planted in decomposing granitic soil just as they were in Northern Rhone. Syrah is known as a “workhorse grape” for its ability to combine well with other grapes, including Grenache and Mourvèdre…. also known as a GSM.
Wine Made: 2018 Merlot Mountain Ridge Reserve | Tiger Lily 1855
“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.”