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Highly Awarded Northern California Winery Among the First to Re-Open in the Wake of COVID-19


Wise Villa Winery, Golden State Winery of the Year 2015, announced today they are opening for Dine-In food service and onsite wine consumption beginning Friday, May 15th. 

Wise Villa Winery is proud to announce they will reopen for Dine-In service, in one of California’s most elegant Tuscan Style restaurant/bistro, and on-site wine consumption this Friday and are among the very first wineries in Northern California to do so. Under the guidance put forth in Governor Gavin Newsom’s reopening plan, Dine- In patrons are once again allowed to enjoy a meal and a glass of wine in the famous Tuscan-inspired Bistro at Wise Villa Winery as Northern California moves into Phase 2. 

Like many other California wineries, Wise Villa Winery has been able to offer curbside wine and food pickups through the shelter-in-place orders. However, no onsite dining or wine consumption has been allowed since March 17th when the shelter in place order was issued. Serving up a brand-new Bistro menu, Chef Marc Riedel will be able to bring a delectable, fresh cuisine once again to pair with the elegant tastes and aromas of our world-class wines. “We are very excited to reopen and begin hiring back the dozens of employees we were forced to layoff due to the shelter-in-place order” said Dr. Grover Lee, owner of Wise Villa Winery. 

California wineries are slowly opening, but it will be anything but business as usual. There are dozens of requirements and suggested sanitation practices that need to be implemented prior to opening the doors to the public. Most California winery tasting bars will remain closed until Phase 3 of the reopening plan because they do not have the ability to provide food paired with wine consumption which is one of the major requirements for reopening. 

Wise Villa Winery has created an elegant European setting in the Foothills of the Sierras. With an estate set before a backdrop of enchanting scenery, the winery is amidst breathtaking views of rolling hills vineyard and the Sacramento Valley. Often called a modern-day fairy tale nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, they offer over 30 world-class Wise Villa wines at the winery. Each Wise Villa wine is gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan. Certified Sustainable, they follow organic and sustainable practices in vineyard management resulting in the highest quality of wine. 

About Wise Villa Winery

Established in 2009 by Dr. Grover Lee, Lincoln-based Wise Villa Winery is most well known for having the highest number of the highest scoring quality wines in California. In 2015 they were awarded the “the Golden State 

Winery of the Year” at the CA State Fair Wine Competition and were recently named the 3rd Most Awarded winery in North America by the San Francisco Chronicle. Wise Villa is a family owned and operated winery, estate vineyard, and Tuscan-style bistro located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills Wine Appellation of Placer County. Grapes are meticulously grown using organic practices and Wise Villa is a California certified sustainable vineyard. During harvest they go a step further by triple sorting and implementing whole berry cold fermentation to retain a balanced wine with natural fresh fruit character. Its celebrated tasting room is open every daily 7 days a week. For more information on Wise Villa Winery, please visit: www.wisevillawinery.com

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