Places to Wine Down

Wineries, Wine Bars & Tasting Rooms

Barn Night at McConnell Estates Winery — free music on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.! Reservations only.

Acheson Wine Company
1629 19th St., Sacramento
Acheson Wine Company makes wine, but they are unique in that they do not put their wines into traditional bottles with labels, corks and capsules. Their entire production is put into 5-gallon stainless steel kegs and perfectly preserved in an anaerobic environment, just like at the winery, until they draw it out of their tap system in the tasting room. Customers are able to take their wines home in 1-liter flip-top bottles that are designed to be used again and again. There is no waste in their entire system!

Bailarín Cellars
720 K St., Sacramento
This Sonoma County winery has had its tasting room in Downtown Sacramento since 2014. They offer a premier wine tasting experience without the drive. They offer tasting flights, wines by the glass, bottle sales, artisan cheese and chocolate pairings and other small bites.

Bogle Vineyard
37783 County Road 144, Clarksburg
The Bogle family has been farming in the region for six generations, with their wine business spanning over 50 years. Let’s just say they know what they’re doing, and the wine speaks for itself. Plus their beautiful grounds and relaxing atmosphere are sure to have you charmed. 

Heringer Estates
373775 Netherlands Road, Clarksburg
The Heringer family has been members of the Clarksburg community since 1868, and they bring 100% certified sustainable, estate-grown wines to the community. Through seven generations, the family has farmed various row crops, such as alfalfa, corn, sugar beets and tomatoes, and in the 1970s they planted their first vineyard. Enjoy wine tastings and more at their family vineyard and winery.

Old Sugar Mill
35265 Willow Ave., Clarksburg
Originally built in 1934 as an operating beet refinery, the Old Sugar Mill now hosts 14 unique wineries offering varieties from all over Northern California. This is a great spot for a large or small group to spend the whole day. There is something for everyone!

McConnell Estates
10686 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove
Over 150 years ago, the McConnell family was also new to the area. Looking to put down roots, they put their boots on, picked up their shovels and planted their estate’s vineyard, just 29 minutes south of Downtown Elk Grove. Seeking to grow, they relied on family and the support of enthusiastic locals as they established their winery. Today, they welcome both new and seasoned wine enthusiasts to join them for their Estate Tasting Flight from the comfort of the tasting room that’s located in their 1850 homestead or for a wine-indulged picnic on their sprawling grounds. They are eager to meet new residents, and they hope to see you shortly for a tasting, a music and food truck-filled Friday night or at one of their many concerts. Even better, join them for an estate tour and get to know the family!

Miner’s Leap Winery
54250 S. River Road, Clarksburg
Miner’s Leap is located just a short drive south in the quaint community of Clarksburg. They take pride in providing their guests with a place where they can sit, relax, leave the rigors of the week behind and, in the summer, enjoy music under the stars at the event center on their property. Together with their manicured landscape, handcrafted wines and friendly staff, they aim to make your visit as enjoyable as possible! The owner, Loyal Miner, says, “Wine is our labor of love, and we hope that it is shared with your family and friends, just as I enjoy it with mine.” 

Valensin Vineyard & Winery
10675 Valensin Road, Galt
Valensin Vineyard & Winery was established in 2002 and combines stunning views, exemplary service, 11 acres of grapes and an excellent collection of wines to complete this one-of-a-kind experience. The vineyard surrounds a beautiful and serene, 15-acre water ski lake, which helps control the climate and provides a beautiful backdrop for photos.

Voluptuary & Lucid Winery and Tasting Room
1015 R St., Sacramento
After spending 20 years traveling the world making wine and obtaining three degrees, winemaker Kevin Luther launched Voluptuary & Lucid Wines in 2017 to create the most delicious natural and organic wines possible. At their wine bar downtown, you can purchase their sustainable, handcrafted wines by tasting, glass or bottle. 

Wine Bars

Good News Wine
1050 20th St., Suite 150, Sacramento
Good News Wine is a natural wine bar, restaurant, wine shop and specialty market all rolled into one fun and relaxed space. They offer 14 wines by the glass as well as beer and cider to drink alongside cheese and meat plates, sandwiches, salads and snacks at the bar, in a booth or on their patio. Their wine shop features over 125 natural wines from many places around the world, and their market space offers specialty goods. 

Ro Sham Beaux
2413 J St., Sacramento
Ro Sham Beaux is a small, intimate space to enjoy natural wine and specialty food. They have a wine list of 10 to 12 wines, all at different price points, including a deal of the week, and do not skip on the food menu. Their brie grilled cheese with honey, thyme and marcona almonds on sourdough is not to be missed. They may be small, but they have everything you need to relax on their patio with a glass of wine.

414 K St., Suite 125, Sacramento
Vine+Grain is a 21-plus upscale wine and craft beer bar located in DOCO. Vine+Grain’s modern rustic décor and beautiful outside patio (filled with fire pits for the cold months) offers guests more than 60 wines, rotating craft beer and a seasonal changing menu. 

410 L St., Sacramento
WHIRED is a unique wine bar experience that’s located across from DOCO, making it a great place to visit before or after an event at Golden 1 Center. Easy to walk to and with great places to relax inside, this wine bar was designed to appeal to anyone in search of great ambiance, tasty small plates and fabulous wine.