Spend the day at this converted 1940s distillery and explore the nooks and crannies, plazas and courtyards, wine-tasting rooms and food vendors that make up this most unusual visitors’ center.
Vino Piazza, translated from Italian, means “the wine plaza”. Twelve wineries are represented here, and are owned and operated independently, each with their own unique approach to winemaking. The spaces themselves are worth the investigation, as some reside in the old “vat rooms” while others are in the ancient boiler rooms.
The landlords are the owners of the Olde Lockeford Winery, and they also have a very worthwhile fossil and minerals exhibit, including giant research-quality caste replicas of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops. There is plenty to explore and plenty of wine available to taste. Each winery has its own tasting schedule.
Boitano Family Wines
Tasting Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 5 pm
Brice Station Vintners (209) 795-1595 Noon to 5pm Saturday & Sunday
Tasting: Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and by appointment
Fox Tales Cellar Banquet Facility & Snack Bar
(209) 727-5600 Tasting Saturday & Sunday 12 – 7 p.m.
La Vida Dulce Winery
727-3966 Tasting Friday – Sunday 12 – 5pm
Tasting: Thursday - Monday 12 - 5pm
Mokelumne Oaks Winery
Tasting: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Also by Appointment.
Olde Lockeford Winery
(209) 727-9770 Tasting Daily: 11am - 5 pm
Tasting room open Fridays 12-6PM, Saturdays 11am-7pm and Sundays 12-6PM
(209)-747-5336 or (408)-464-6923
Tasting: Friday - Sunday 11-5pm
Friday – Mondays noon to 5pm