California Central Valley – Winery Weddings 

California’s 400 mile-long Central Valley is one of the largest agricultural valleys in the world. Stretched between the coastal mountain range and the Sierra Nevada, it stretches from Sacramento in the north to Bakersfield in the south. While vineyards are in abundance, wineries are far less numerous – the grapes largely destined for uses other wine or sent elsewhere. However, Winery Wedding Guide searched the area to find that delightful winery wedding venues do exist. Most are located in the environs of the city of Lodi in San Joaquin County. A scattering of venues are to be found near Sacramento, California’s state capital, and the mid-valley cities of Fresno and Madera.

Bare Ranch


In the heart of Lodi wine country, surrounded by 180 acres of vineyard, an arching bridge crossing Koi ponds leading to a waterfall and botanical garden greets your wedding party at this beautifully landscaped and historic property. Select from three outdoor main areas to entertain your guests with two options for the exchange of vows.

19877 N. Davis Road
Lodi, CA 95242
Telephone: 209 482-8725
Photo: Courtesy Bare Ranch

Berghold Vineyards


Gardens with olive trees, roses, lavender and Italian marble fountains await your wedding party.  The elegant Main Building offers an indoor venue.  Dancing takes place in the grandeur of the Barrel Room.

17343 North Cherry Road
Lodi, CA 95240
Telephone: 209 3339291
Photo: Courtesy Berghold  Vineyards

Birdstone Winery


Located in Madera County, the southern gateway to Yosemite National Park and across the river from Fresno, this small family-owned winery welcomes your wedding party with its Tasting Room and Courtyard available to accomodate from 25 to 500 guests.

9400 Road 36
Madera, CA 93636
Telephone: 559 974-4440
Photo: Courtesy Birdstone Winery

Butterfly Creek Winery


Located near Yosemite National Park, Butterfly Creek features a quaint Chapel and rustic Tasting Room with gorgeous grounds surrounded by nature. Views of the Sierra Mountains, coupled with the area’s natural beauty provide an intimate backdrop for your wedding. Up to 100 guests.

4063 Triangle Road
Mariposa, CA 95338
Telephone: 209 966-2097
Photo: Courtesy Butterfly Creek Winery

Frasinetti Winery


Sacramento’s oldest family-owned winery offers its romantic setting of Historic Buildings, plus an intimate Deck and Fountain area, all surrounded by towering eucalyptus trees.

7395 Frasinetti Road
Sacramento CA 95829
Telephone: 916 383-2444
Photo Courtesy Frasinetti Winery/

Harmony Wynelands


Spectacular Gardens and a peaceful, shaded Patio area are yours for your special day.  Additionally, a spacious and elegant Banquet Room is available. All this, along with an historic Pipe Organ that the owner just might play for you.

9291 East Harney Lane
Lodi, CA 95240
Telephone: 209 369-4184
Photo: Courtesy Harmony Wynelands Winery

McConnell Estates Winery


Built over 100 years ago, the beautiful McConnell house with its warm family atmosphere offers the flexibility of multiple rooms.  From the Sun Porch, a large Deck overlooks the landscaped yard and vineyards.

10686 West Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Telephone: 916 685-5386
Photo Courtesy McConnell Estates

Mettler Family Vineyards


High ceilings, a soaring fireplace, walls of glass, a twinkle-lit Courtyard – Mettler’s Tasting Room and wedding venue is the centerpiece of seven beautifully landscaped acres, all surrounded by vines. Your guests are free to stroll the Gardens; a willow-shaded Pond provides a lovely spot for the exchange of vows.

7889 East Harney Lane
Lodi, CA 209 369-3045
Telephone: 209 747-3684
Photo: Courtesy Mettler Family Vineyards 

Oak Farm Vineyards


The newly renovated 1864- built Redwood Barn is perfect for gatherings throughout the year. The Great Lawn, with Lake views and beside the Zinfandel vineyard, is ideal for sunset weddings. The Lake , bordered with lush, green lawns,  provides a serene and private setting.

23627 N. DeVries Road
Lodi, California  95242
Telephone: 209 365-6566
Photo: Courtesy Oak Farm Vineyards

Oak Ridge Winery


The rustic, yet elegant, Event Center, located in an historic part of the winery, provides a setting for ceremonies and celebrations. The adjacent Courtyard is perfect for smaller, less formal gatherings. Choose the Tasting Room, converted from the original winery’s redwood tank,as an even more intimate venue .

6100 E. Highway 12
Lodi, CA 95240
Telephone: 209  369-4758
Photo: Courtesy Oak Ridge Winery

Scribner Bend


Just 15 minutes from downtown Sacramento on a bend of the Sacramento River. Scribner Bend offers a rustic and intimate setting for outdoor weddings and celebrations. Tthe renovated Historic Barn adds an indoor venue.

9051 River Road
Sacramento, CA 95832
Telephone: 916 744-1803
Photo: Courtesy Scribner Bend

Sorelle Winery


With the restored Dodge House as its centerpiece, a choice of outdoor venues await your wedding day. Shaded grounds with lovely landscaping are incorporated into offered packages for gatherings large or small.

9599 North Highway 88
Stockton, CA 95212
Telephone: 209 931-4350
Photo: Courtesy Sorelle Winery

Viaggio Winery


A Grand Staircase leads to sweeping, green Lawns overlooking the Mokelumne River. The Walnut Orchard offers its natural, shady canopy as yet another venue for larger celebrations. As a secluded place to exchange vows, or gather for a more intimate event, choose the Secret Garden.

100 East Taddei Road
Acampo, CA 95220
Telephone: 209 368-1378
Photo: Courtesy Viaggio Winery

Wilson Vineyards


Picture a colorful garden where roses perfume the air and acres of vineyards stretch toward a glorious sunset. Tiny lights outline a grape-stake fence beside a lush lawn. and, in the midst of the garden, a wedding gazebo waits just for you.

50400 Gaffney Road
Clarksburg, CA 95612
Telephone: 916 744-1456
Photo: Courtesy Wilson Vineyards