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


Lobster Day At The Peak
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lobster Day At The Peak @ Pilot Peak Winery | Penn Valley | California | United States

Come and enjoy a day of Cousins Maine Lobster food truck. If you are not familiar with this amazing food truck they were on Shark Tank and was given the opportunity to get signed with the sharks. It is going to be a very fun event with some amazing lobster to enjoy. Come spend the day with us!!! Check out their website https://www.cousinsmainelobster.com to get really excited for this day!!

We will also be having a special sale on our Sparkling Cuvée Brut, Chardonnay and Tempranillo

Music By: crossing 49


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