Attended a relatives wedding here. It is an amazing venue and the wines we tasted were all excellent.
Great service! Very charming.
Great wine! The wine tasting ran by Phillip was informative and an awesome experience. The owner was there and she gave us a personal tour; she is very passionate and involved in the winery. Overall 10/10!
Love to open area and the ballroom was just what we were looking for. Great service and were able to answer any questions that we had.
Great Pino Grigio! Excellent service and an amazing view
Truly amazing place, the best service we ever had. Great wine and beautiful views.
Excellent service, very knowledgeable, great wine, and beautiful scenery. Quite the hidden gem in Shingle springs and should be a must see if passing through.
Amazing place, great wine
An outstanding experience. I have been to Cielo a number of times now and without exception my experience has been great. I love the atmosphere and the setting, and the wine is great! It is a really nice place to spend the afternoon.
We rented the event center for a wedding reception and it was perfect. Everyone we encountered from the owner to the wait staff, were friendly, and courteous.
We hired the wait staff through Cielo, and they were a great help. They were courteous, attentive, and wonderful to work with.
Our situation was that we needed a place that could accommodate 85 people, and it had to be affordable. The event center met those requirements, plus it was clean, and the surrounding grounds provided some great pictures. Don't misunderstand, the event center probably won't compete with a hall at a 5 star hotel, but it exceeded our expectations for our budget. And did I mention we were able to afford to hire the wait staff!
Finally, everybody from the bride and groom, to our guests loved the place.
No we just need to go back to do some serious wine tasting!
Love being a member of this winery. Staff is always warm and welcoming. The summer concerts are great in the gazebo. Bring a blanket and picnic basket and grab a bottle of wine and enjoy.
They are great at Cielo! Philip knows his stuff and is very accommodating, making it a great experience every time. The wine is outstanding, and they even have awesome champagne. The views are fantastic and the grounds clean and enjoyable. Bring a picnic lunch/dinner! We are members now, and happy to be.
Today would have been my wedding day at Cielo Estates winery. But it isn't.
The first time I set foot on this property I knew it was the one I wanted to marry my future husband at. I only fell more and more in love each time I visited. From the stunning vineyard to the delicious wines, the beautiful reception hall and patio, the echo of the cellar cave the sweet soft touches of the Victorian home of the bridal suite I was in love. The staff was so warm, kind and inviting every step of the way. I came back to sign a date not knowing what the next year would hold for me. June 21st was the date we chose. It hadn't crossed our minds that the date was the 3rd Sunday of June, Fathers day, until we had already booked our date. When we did finally realize what we had done I had embraced it. It was fate. After all, I was born on fathers day and a true daddy's girl at heart.
Unfortunately, on November 14th last year my happiness ended. My father lost his battle with 3 failing organs and he left this world behind.
I was distraught, scared and grief stricken. My wedding day which had held so much joy and promise was now a reminder that my father was gone and I couldn't bear it. Two days after he passed I received a phone call from Wendell telling me that the winery had changed ownership. I knew I wouldn't be able to go through with the wedding any longer and I told him what had happened. Later that week my fiance and I made an appointment to speak with the new wedding coordinator. A month after that we received a check in the mail for our full deposit, even though we had signed a contract when we had booked the date that said it was non refundable.
I didn't expect anything back. I didn't expect the kindness I was granted and I didn't expect something beautiful to come out of something so sad. But it did.
So to the kind owners and staff at the vineyard thank you from the bottom of my heart. Although this date holds a tragic reminder for me of the death of a man I loved so dearly it also holds hope and faith and love. Cielo Estates truly is heaven. From the Angels that work there, the ethereal grounds and the spirit of love that you feel immediately upon arrival, this is a wonderful place. Whatever your need is, spend your day here, say your vows under the expanse of the old tree in the meadow, hold your event in the stunning reception hall, bathe in the sunset that falls so warmly over this sweet venue. And if you aren't in the market for a wedding, go in for a tasting, the company is just as delightful as the wines are.
Thank you again Cielo Estates, I am so grateful for your existence.
Great wine every time! The staff is so very friendly, and the property is gorgeous. I'm looking forward to the Friday concert series coming up in a few weeks for the summer. Such a great place for any special event. Great job Cielo!
Such a great winery so close to Sacramento! Just minutes up 50 at Ponderosa Rd. Fantastic wine! Great selection of whites and reds. Each one was fantastic!! Beautiful grounds. Fantastic service as well. Perfect winery experience without a long drive. Highly recommended!!
Had our wedding here in October 2015 and everything was beautifully done! The setting under the gazebo for the ceremony was perfect and the reception was set up very nice and exactly the way we wanted it. The vintage farmhouse was perfect for the wedding party to get ready in too The event manager Wanda was a joy to work with and met our every need. She was amazing! The wine is excellent too! I recommend Cielo for a wedding or other event as you will not be disappointed! Thanks Cielo for making our dream wedding come true!
Stopped in for a tasting and we were not disappointed. Staff was courteous and wines were good. Found several favorites. Can't beat the location if you live in Folsom/EDH/Cameron Park area....so close. We will be back!
We had so much fun Friday night. The grounds are beautiful, the music was great and Phillip was awesome. He told us the history of the wines and the winery. He was very engaging and just made or experience wonderful. We will be back. Thinking of making this our Friday night date place.
I went to a private party at Cielo Estate Winery last night, in the wine tasting room. Not only was Wendell and the staff terrific hosts, and everyone enjoyed the no-host wine tasting, but they also catered the appetizers for us. I am vegetarian, and so we asked for some veg food. WOW! The salad was crisp and fresh, and was not just lettuce - there were lots of wonderful fresh chopped veggies in there including asparagus, fresh mushroom, carrot, etc. The raspberry dressing was divine! There was a delicious and nicely presented melon salad, and cheese cubes. For the hot foods, there was food for carnivores there (which they all enjoyed) - but also - veg enchiladas. And not cheese enchiladas, but a gourmet veggie filling. Wendell told me that one of the chefs is veg, and so really understands veg food!
We also used this venue for a "hoedown" western-theme party in the event center. It was wonderful as well! We ordered bbq hamburgers (and veg burgers) and hot dogs, green salad, and potato salad. Again, wonderful service and food. Lovely room with a lovely bar area, and deck.
We had wonderful food and service both times, great wine, great rooms, great view. They even have a cave/cellar room for a smaller event, and they have a gazebo for weddings. I highly recommend them, and I am in the destination wedding business (concierge/planning, flowers, officiant) and will be recommending them to my clients.
My wedding was at Cielo Estate at the end of May. The experience was above and beyond any expectation I could have imagined. After a rocky start (with old owners and wedding coordinators), the new owners and coordinator, Wanda, took over and made everything absolutely perfect. Wanda was present the entire weekend of the wedding, calling to confirm details with me the day before, and there for anything we needed the day of the wedding. I felt relaxed knowing that Wanda was there to help with everything. She was also there throughout the entire wedding, behind the bar, in the kitchen, and all around making sure all was good. She even brought us our first glass of wine the moment we sat down :) Long story short - you will not regret booking a wedding with Cielo! Not to mention, the grounds are beautiful and the wine is amazing! Thank you, Cielo and Wanda, for everything!
Went today for our first visit. Such a beautiful day and such a beautiful visit! We were greeted by Tom who was hospitable and welcoming. Fun to chat with as we tasted the delicious wines. He gave us a "walking pour" and sent us on our way to check out the old house and wedding facilities. We had been to the winery when it was Sogno and had never been directed to the old house or gazebo for that matter. It is so very nice! I wish I could get married there but already did that elsewhere... anyway, we bought a glass of wine and took in the gorgeous views of the winery estate. Perfect! We bought some wine too and are still in debate if we will join yet another wine club! Highly recommend this great winery.
Had a very enjoyable day at the Grand Opening of Cielo Winery. The landscaping, buildings are all beautiful and tastefully done. We had a wonderful tour and the staff was exceptional. All the wines we tasted were delicious and purchase a few bottles.
We just held our wedding at Cielo, and it was better than I could have imagined. Of course the scenery is fantastic and the grounds are expansive, allowing for lots of creativity and places for guests to go. But, I must say that Kaye, Cielo's chef and wedding coordinator, made the event the spectacular success that it was. She was extremely easy going, honest, blunt, accommodating, and creative. When I initially booked here, there was a different person coordinating events, and that person made me think long and hard about whether I even wanted to book at Cielo. In spite of some reservations, we decided to go ahead. Little did I know the bonus I would get when Kaye called to tell me that she was taking over our wedding planning. :) I appreciated that she was honest about what was possible, while always working to make everything we wanted happen. I am NOT one of those brides who wants to be fawned over. I want a solid event where everyone has a good time, and I want to know what's what in the planning of that event. Kaye is a pro. In addition, the food was yummy! Guests raved over it. Kaye also worked extremely well with all of my vendors, and I understand many professional connections were forged and desires to work together again expressed. Kaye was also very understanding and accommodating about our fluctuating guest list, for which I was extremely grateful. Everything truly was perfect and went off so well. I have been hearing from my 225 guests that it was one of the best weddings they have ever attended, in large part because of the venue, staff, and Kaye's careful and thoughtful planning. Thank you, Kaye, and Cielo staff!!!