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


Closed until March 7th for a winter break.

Pilot Peak Winery Comparative Tasting Tray