Vista Ranch and Cellars sits on 20 acres of George Fancher’s Bear Creek Ranch in Merced, which includes farm plots, vineyard, tasting room, outdoor picnic area, and event center.
The tasting room is located in a 1910 farmhouse that has historically housed ranch management throughout the property’s history and is now the ideal setting for an afternoon of drinking wine surrounded by fruit trees and farm plots. The tasting room is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at 7326 East Highway 140, Merced. For more information, visitvistacellars.com
Vista Cellars 2015 Pinot Grigio A very delicate, crisp wine with aromas of fresh citrus, juicy apples and white pears with floral aromas in the background.
Vista Cellars 2013 Base Camp Zinfandel Fruitful nose of dark berries and spice, with a mouthfeel of lingering pepper on the finish.
Both wines pair well with raw almonds grown and farmed by the family who owns Vista Ranch as well as dark chocolate covered almonds.