Wine is manufactured on the premises. Wine tastings Mon-Sat 10:00-6:00 Specialty cheeses and summer sausages available as well as other wine related items in our gift shop. Our outside deck offers beautiful scenes of the surrounding mountains and is a place to relax and enjoy the country air.
At The Pita Hut, diners look in on an open-air kitchen as creative chef Joseph Matta and a troupe of cooks craft Mediterranean meals with grilled and roasted meats, fresh produce, and handmade sauces. At dinnertime, the restaurant endures a moonlit transformation into Joseph's Table at The Pita Hut, and entrances eyes of evening foragers with a roster of dinner specialties during full-service suppers. Incisors sink into stuffed grape leaves ($10.99) bursting with a medley of lamb and beef tucked in with homemade yogurt. Shrimp adobados ($13.99) satiate tummy grumbles with a conga line of grilled chipotle jumbo shrimp wrapped in bacon as tightly as the nylon-clad legs of an overweight circus bear. On a patio lit by intertwining strands of tiny white lights, drained wine glasses ($3.75) and baklava flakes ($3.49) disappear from tables by the capable hands of a nocturnal wait staff as pungent aromas twirl from snaking hookah arms.
A bounty of more than 900 select wines and 150 craft beers adorns the walls of City Vineyard's retail shop, which encompasses a charming wine bar that opens onto an airy outdoor patio. The wine-bar menu sweetly suggests that budding sommeliers pair glasses of wine with small plates of Boar's Head meats and cheeses ($11–$14). Each plate can feed two and includes fruit and cracker accompaniments. A Napa Cellars chardonnay ($8/glass) couples well with gruyere, a hard yellow cheese from Switzerland that is sweet, slightly salty, and well-versed in yodeled show tunes ($13). Gouda cheese ($12) is poised to team up with 14 Hands merlot ($7/glass) to form an unbeatable doubles ping-pong team. Guests can also peruse the shop's vast wine and beer inventory for a grape or hop-housing bottle to strike a Bacchic nerve, and City Vineyards' wine-key-carrying staff can liberate the libation for on-premises consumption ($5 corkage fee).
Set on sprawling farmland, Vizzini Farms Winery bottles a diverse selection of wine crafted from West Coast and Alabama vinifera grapes. Daily tours sneak groups behind the scenes of the second-generation Italian family’s winemaking process, which yields riesling piqued with tropical fruits and pinot grigio that's as lively as a 30-piece kazoo orchestra. A charming tasting room recalls a sunny Italian café, with warm yellow walls, racks of wine, and bistro tables ideal for gathering over a bite of deli fare and Italian-style desserts. On warm days, the spacious patio is open for enjoyment, providing views of surrounding vineyards and breezes with notes of black currant, citrus, and oxygen.