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Vista Ranch and Cellars

4.5
4.5
102 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Vista Ranch sits on 20 acres of George Fancher’s bear Creek Ranch which includes farm plots, vineyard, tasting room, outdoor picnic area, and event center.

We strive to provide you with a taste of what our beloved area has to offer. From our history, to our deep rooted agriculture that sustains our community.

Please note, reservations for Vista Nights are only available for Thursday and Friday from 6pm-9pm. We do have Live Acoustical Music during our Vista Nights! If there is not anything open during those two dates and times that means we are at capacity for Vista Nights. ***Groups larger than 12 guests MUST call our Tasting Room to make a reservation***

Tasting Room is also open daily, 9am-6pm.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizzeria, Winery

  • Hours of Operation

    Tasting Room Daily 9:00 am–6:00 pm Vista Summer Nights Thu, Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (209) 722-8200

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Vista Ranch

What 102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Ambience

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Value

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Fit for Foodies

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Group Bookings

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Healthy

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. B

    Barbie

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love The Vista and atmosphere, as you all have to know. Not only coming out at least once a week, but staying as a Harvest Host member in my trailer when I can. It is so peaceful out there. Love it! It’s my Happy Place.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was great ambiance was good as well. New increased prices are a bit rich for Merced.
  3. ME

    MadisonE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a beautiful venue. Yummy food, super kid friendly. Our toddler played with the games they have onsite as my husband and I chatted! So fun to be able to listen to live music too!
  4. JA

    JoAnneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was pleasantly surprised. I have lived about 2 miles from Vista Farms for 8 years an never gone there. The music was great and the tri-tip sandwich was delicious. It was a pleasant experience. Will definitely go again.
  5. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place ! Everyone is warm and friendly ! Beautiful place I’ll be back
  6. M

    Marram

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Drove over an hour to visit Vista with friends and was really looking forward to having a nice time. The place is very beautiful, the music was great, food is great but the service is terrible. So terrible it ruined our night. The gal taking food orders was so rude and had an awful attitude. We felt like we were a burden for ordering food and after ripping our order in half and crumbling it she still asked for a tip. We did not feel welcome and will not be returning. Customer service can make or break a place. What a shame for such a beautiful place and concept.
  7. F

    Foodlover

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Cozy tasting room, good selection of wines. Very kind person serving. Live music began in the garden where I enjoyed a fantastic wood fired pizza and a glass of Zin. Great time!
  8. T

    Ts15

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great night in a casual setting with great pizza!!
  9. CM

    CozyM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Making a reservation was really easy & trusting!! Which I appreciated .. I made reservations at 8:15 & thought that was perfect because it’s not hot in the day & it’s straight after work.. well I guess not because right when my friend and I got there at 8:12ish .. the girl said sorry we’re closed , we can’t serve you. So that was disappointing because why have that table available at 8:15 if you close kitchen late. When closing is at 9.. well anyways! Ambiance was pretty just maybe make a post about when you can’t serve people,to try to make a reservation around serving time & not have times like 8:15 available! Thnx
  10. J

    Jackie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The pizza here is DELICIOUS! Great vibes with beautiful scenery and live music . The only downside is Al the red ants on the table but other than that a beautiful place for a special event . I walked my Gf around the winery and proposed to her in between the vineyards. Very romantic
  11. JC

    JoyCoop

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vista Ranch is a hidden jewel! Tucked away, it’s welcoming setting invites family, friends, and strangers to gather around outdoor tables while enjoying live music, brick oven pizza, and, of course, the best local wine! Everyone can enjoy the quiet ambience while soaking in precious moments of summer.
  12. JV

    JerryV

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great time for family to enjoy Casual dress and classic times Great food and wine Can’t wait to return back
  13. TF

    TheresaF

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice picnic at Vista Ranch. pizza and wine. Note this is not fine dining but a lovely outdoor setting to gather with family and friends.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Enjoyable music. Loved walking around the garden. Very welcoming and relaxing environment. Would definitely go again.
  15. VS

    ValerieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My overall experience was excellent! I loved the food & the entertainment was amazing! I love Scott Patrick! My only complaint is that you didn’t have sangria. I remember you always served sangria & it was really refreshing on a hot day. Please bring it back. Thank you for a great evening!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vista is always a great place for good music and yummy pizza.
  17. M

    Maritag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food & wine, live music and a beautiful setting…what more could you want?!
  18. BP

    BrookeP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The Vista Winery's website advertised "Vista Nights" live music artisan pizza and wine for every thursday and friday so I made a reservation on tuesday for Thursday at 6:30. When we arrived there was no band just the waitress playing music off an ipad. I asked what happened to the live music and she said that the manager cancelled it because it was the week of the county fair. We didn't stay to eat the pizza because it was the size of a paper plate and cost 16 dollars. We were so disappointed it would have been nice if they sent a notification cancelling the event so people didnt waste their time driving 20 minutes out of town to sit on dirty picnic tables and eat over priced pizza while listening to a skipping ipad.
  19. DN

    DeeN

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Vista ranch is truly a ranch! It’s lovely to sit outside among the oak trees and enjoy the breeze while sipping wine and having a eood fired pizza
  20. LA

    LyssA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, great entertainment, caring staff. Graduate was surprised & we couldn’t have had a nicer time! Thank you
  21. RT

    ReneeT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was really good. Unfortunately, the music was cancelled at the last minute.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great food, good music, n friendly staff!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vista Nights are the PERFECT date spot! Like a hidden oasis in the Central Valley.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this winery in Merced. So peaceful and relaxing place to hang out for a picnic n open a bottle of wine enjoy with friends family, they are kid & pet friendly, RVs are welcome here too.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was so warm and friendly. I really got the feeling they wanted to make people happy in a vey wholesome way.
  26. AA

    AnthonyA

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great ambiance with high quality food and service. My favorite Thursday spot for the season.
  27. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go for Vista Nights, enjoy the live music, and get the seasonal (fig) pizza. You won’t regret it!!
  28. AA

    AnthonyA

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always memorable!!! Great food… fresh ingredients Wonderful atmosphere
  29. M

    Mindy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going to this venue!! They are very accommodating!
  30. CR

    ClaudetteR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister came to visit from Washington and we had best time. Great food Great Music and great Chardonnay 😀😀😀😀😀
  31. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well organized, excellent service, delicious and original wood-fired pizza.
  32. G

    Guest

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Vista Ranch employees are always respectful and personable which makes you feel welcomed. However, I suggest making sure that your guest food trucks also have a good work ethic. The Conchitas truck on Thursday night provided poor customer service. There was no sign or mentioning that they were to stop servicing at 8pm. I can definitely respect business hours but what I find rude is that the ladies working that night allowed several families to get in line and wait in line over 20 min to tell us they were not serving anymore. We had made several eye contact with the ladies working and they physically saw people getting and waiting in line but failed to respectfully let us know we would not be served versus allowing us to waste our time standing in line when they knew all along they would not be serving us. They even denied serving Vista Ranch employees. Their lame excuse was that they , "wish they could serve everyone but our commitment was only till 8pm." So, not only did they rudely allowed us to wait in line but they blamed Vista Ranch because they had only commitment to 8pm.
  33. 2

    209local

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The service was very rude and I felt like I was being attacked
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place, views, friendly staff.. love it!!
  35. L

    Luisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful place. The music and ambiance were both very pleasant.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place for pizza!!!
  37. RS

    RonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a very nice. quiet and peacefull. The service is great !
  38. CR

    ClaudetteR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great experience! Loved the wood fire pizza. Had great 🍷 Service was wonderful
  39. AA

    AnthonyA

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This has become our "go to" Thursday night. Wonderful customer service.
  40. JD

    JaneD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful menu, friendly people, good food & wine! The entertainment was enjoyable. Could use a few more food options, but understandable at this outside event.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Vista Ranch and Cellars offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (209) 722-8200.

Vista Ranch and Cellars is rated 4.5 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for Vista Ranch and Cellars

7326 E State Highway 140, Merced, CA 95340

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    S Arboleda Dr

  • Area

    Merced

  • Hours of Operation

    Tasting Room Daily 9:00 am–6:00 pm Vista Summer Nights Thu, Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizzeria, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • Executive Chef

    Vista Ranch

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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