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At Pilot Peak Winery, we believe that wine should be enjoyed with food, family and friends.

PILOT PEAK Winery is located in Northern California’s Sierra Foothills – An hour north of Sacramento – just a few miles outside Grass Valley and Nevada City in the town of Penn Valley.

Comparative Tasting is a private and relaxed tasting “method” that allows you to savor, compare and contrast each wine.

You will be able to sample a flight of our finest award-winning wines served four-at-a-time, in numbered glasses.

A small plate of appetizers adds to the “Experience” and provides the opportunity to appreciate the delightful interactions created by the marriage of food and wine.

Come and join us for this unique and complimentary wine tasting!

The Wine

Pilot Peak Winery grows our Sauvignon Blanc and Mourvédre while sourcing the majority of all of other grapes within 5 miles of the winery. Our winemaker, believes in the special terroir of the area and works with the local growers.

All our wines are hand-crafted from the picking, through fermentation and the onsite bottling.

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The People

Pilot Peak was created out of friendship and families to share with you the most unique complimentary wine tasting experience in northern California.

Every weekend, you will find the owners at the PEAK – Welcoming everyone with warm smiles and the hospitality that has become the foundation of our winery.

Visit and become a member of our “PEAKer” family – you will be glad you did!

The Place

Using words to describe our location and surroundings is not easy – The natural beauty is serene, peaceful and relaxing.  You need to ‘Experience’ it personally to fully appreciate the setting.

We’ve taken a “Piece of Perfection” – added our winery, a tasting room and a few terraces under the trees for you to sit back and enjoy the occasion of your visit.

We have planted a small vineyard close to the winery so you can see first-hand the grapes and gain a familiarity with the beginnings of the wine.

The winery itself is a cedar and stone building that offers the rustic charm of the Gold Country of California. Inside the tasting room you will experience casual elegance while retaining this rustic feel.  Your “Complimentary Comparative” Wine Tasting is held out on the terraces if weather permits.

In this “traditional” tasting room, we serve you samples of our Estate grown Sauvignon Blanc, then our Chardonnay and even splash you our Sparkling Cuvee.  We enjoy this “tasting room” time  and use it to get to know you and answer any questions you might have about the winery.

Wine Tasting

Open Saturday & Sunday

March through October 1–5 pm
Last tasting starts at 4:30pm

November and December 1–4 pm
Last tasting starts at 3:30pm

Events

Jul
7
Sat
2018
Pilot Peak Gourmet Cigar Series
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pilot Peak Gourmet Cigar Series @ Pilot Peak Winery | Penn Valley | California | United States

Come enjoy a very special night at the Peak!

Pick out a fine cigar provided by Phoenix Cigars, At Your Service Catering will be serving Gourmet dishes, fine chocolate and gourmet deserts from VC’s place, and awesome wines from Pilot Peak. To make the night even better we will have a blues band and dancing.

Reserve your spot today; for only $60

Includes a 4 course gourmet meal, a beverage of your choice, a cigar of your choice, and pick out your favorite desert and chocolate.

Cigars, Bottles, glasses of wine and other beverages will be available for purchase

Book early as there will be limited seating

Jul
14
Sat
2018
Sunset at the Peak
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunset at the Peak @ Pilot Peak Winery | Penn Valley | California | United States

Please join us for an evening of wine, food, music, and fun at our monthly Sunset at the Peak. Bring your friends and your family to share in a bottle of wine, great local music and dancing.  Wine and other beverages will be available for purchase, along with tasty food truck options to feed your appetite.

Reserve your spot today; only $8.00 includes your first glass of wine or beverage of your choice.

Music By: The Cash Prophets, a Johnny Cash Tribute Band

Food provided by: Cesar’s Quick Lunch

Jul
20
Fri
2018
BBQ, Bingo, Bach & Blues Fundraiser
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BBQ, Bingo, Bach & Blues Fundraiser @ Pilot Peak Winery | Penn Valley | California | United States

Join us for summertime fun!

July 20, 2018 • 5pm – 9pm

5-5:30pm Social Time /5:30-6:30pm Dinner / 6:30-8:30pm Bingo

$60 per person includes:

  • catered dinner of tri-tip and bbq chicken, a variety of fresh salads and dessert (no host bar)
  • two bingo cards for play (additional available)
  • entertainment by Ken Hardin on keyboard

Win cash prizes!

Silent Auction and Raffle Baskets (wow! wait until you see these!)

Prepaid registration necessary by July 13

Aug
8
Wed
2018
Pilot Peak Gourmet Cigar Series
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pilot Peak Gourmet Cigar Series @ Pilot Peak Winery | Penn Valley | California | United States

Come enjoy a very special night at the Peak!

Pick out a fine cigar provided by Phoenix Cigars, At Your Service Catering will be serving Gourmet dishes, fine chocolate and gourmet deserts from VC’s place, and awesome wines from Pilot Peak. To make the night even better we will have Jazz music and dancing.

Reserve your spot today; for only $60

Includes a 4 course gourmet meal, a beverage of your choice, a cigar of your choice, and pick out your favorite desert and chocolate.

Cigars, Bottles, glasses of wine and other beverages will be available for purchase

Book early as there will be limited seating

Aug
11
Sat
2018
Sunset at the Peak
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunset at the Peak @ Pilot Peak Winery | Penn Valley | California | United States

Please join us for an evening of wine, food, music, and fun at our monthly Sunset at the Peak. Bring your friends and your family to share in a bottle of wine, great local music and dancing.  Wine and other beverages will be available for purchase, along with tasty food truck options to feed your appetite.

Reserve your spot today; only $8.00 includes your first glass of wine or beverage of your choice.

Music By: The SOLS

Food provided by: Cesar”s Quick Lunch

Sep
8
Sat
2018
Sunset at the Peak
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunset at the Peak @ Pilot Peak Winery | Penn Valley | California | United States

Please join us for an evening of wine, food, music, and fun at our monthly Sunset at the Peak. Bring your friends and your family to share in a bottle of wine, great local music and dancing.  Wine and other beverages will be available for purchase, along with tasty food truck options to feed your appetite.

Reserve your spot today; only $8.00 includes your first glass of wine or beverage of your choice.

Music By: The Regulators

Food provided by: Cesar”s Quick Lunch