Additional Opening Times

For all events, please buy your tickets below. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment as tickets are usually limited to 50 people for each event.

We are open on Second Saturdays from 2-6pm: Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11, Jun 13, Jul 10, Aug 10, Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, & Dec 14.

Additional opening days:

UCD Graduation events from noon-6pm: May 23, May 24, May 25, Jun 13, Jun 14, & Jun 15.

Day before UCD Picnic Day from noon-6pm: Apr 12.

Other dates will be announced in future. Please check back again.

Or contact us to book your own wine tasting party!

Wine Tasting by Appointment

Try something different for your next party? Come wine tasting at Great Bear Vineyards!

Birthday Party? Graduation? Holiday Party? Company Party?

Or if you simply love wine and cannot make our Second Saturday wine tasting event, then organize a private wine tasting for a group of friends. Situated on the edge of Davis in Yolo County - a simply beautiful property and location.

Please email for more details and scheduling.

Once confirmed, tasting tickets may be purchased here.

Spring Release – Chardonnay & Sushi

Spring Release – Chardonnay & Sushi

Join us for the launch of our 2018 Chardonnay. Our hugely popular Chablis-style 2017 Chardonnay sold out within months of its launch last year, so you won’t want to miss the launch of this new vintage. Sushi samplers pair nicely with our Chardonnay and can be ordered in advance (not available for order on the day – so order early to avoid disappointment).

Picnic at the vineyard

Picnic at the vineyard

Customers are invited to bring their own picnic to enjoy with a wine tasting in the gardens of Great Bear Vineyards – as informal or as formal as you chose to make it. We will be launching our 2018 Zinfandel Nouveau – a very different presentation of the Zinfandel grape – picked early in the season, this is a light wine, with strawberry and red fruit flavors.

Lavender Day

Lavender Day

The lavender at Great Bear Vineyards will be in full bloom, smelling sweetly and looking beautiful. Be transported to Provence - enjoy the scenery and a wonderful wine tasting, and pick yourself a small, complementary bunch of lavender.