- $30 for a wine tasting for two, with four tastings per person and one bottle of wine ($48 value)
Cabana Winery and Bistro
"It's great having daughters smarter than you," says Robert Smerling, founder of Cabana Winery and Bistro. Smerling made Zinfandel for 17 years in the Sierra foothills. After retiring, he took a beachside vacation, where his daughters convinced him to open an urban winery, tasting room, and bistro in East Sacramento. The name, "Cabana" is a way to remind patrons of a great time at the beach.
For Robert, the idea is to bring the winery to the people, and save the long drive home. For the Smerling family, the concept was simple, high quality wines at reasonable prices paired with classic bistro food. The tasting room boasts a menu of scratch-made fare, prepared using local produce whenever possible. Besides Cabana Wines, there is a large selection of imported wines, and beers, personally chosen by Smerling and his 23 years of award winning wine making experience.