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.
“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.”