Miner's Leap Winery

Miner's Leap Winery

54250 S. River Rd.
Clarksburg, California 95612
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Local Phone: (916) 882-1000

Just a short drive from downtown Sacramento, Miners Leap Winery near Clarksburg features a beautifully landscaped outdoor seating area to the side of an old barn where wines are stored and poured. Live music on a small outdoor stage draws an enthusiastic weekend following in summer.

Dogs are welcome, and you'll usually see quite a few around. Wines are produced in small lots, rarely more 100 cases per varietal. Owners Loyal and Stefani Miner, together with their dog Lily and seven cats, strive to make your wine experience fun, friendly and memorable.

Please check winery website for days and hours of operation. 

Dog Access:

  • Dogs allowed in tasting room
  • Dogs allowed in picnic area or patio

clarksburg river road picnic small lots

Take your pup to the Clarksburg Wine Trail
Take your pup to the Clarksburg Wine Trail
Just 15 miles south of downtown Sacramento, the scenic Sacramento River Delta opens up, city life slows to a crawl and the Clarksburg American Viticultural Area offers all kind of dog-friendly, small-batch wine-tasting experiences, along with a few good places to eat. If you’re not from Sacramento, it’s probably all new to you, so take a leisurely drive of discovery and find out more. more »
Miner's Leap Winery - Photo Credit: @russ_hooper
The San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta is a boater’s paradise that in places feels like anther world. But you don’t need a boat to explore this rich agricultural region marked with old-time lift bridges, small towns and miles of levees that in the id-1800s transformed a once trackless wetland into 55 agricultural islands that still produce food for Northern California (pears and wine grapes are the main crops). Numerous winery tasting rooms have cropped up over the past decade on both sides of the river, all of them dog-friendly. more »
Wine snob - Miner
Wine snob - Miner's Leap Winery - Photo Credit: @russ.hooper
The San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta (often referred to as the California Delta) is a maze of navigable waterways winding from Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay. You don’t need to go far out of town to get a taste of the farm towns, wineries and bucolic agricultural scenes alongside the Sacramento River. The dog-friendly places we recommend for a short outing are all within 15 miles of downtown Sac. more »
Dog resting in wine barrel
Photo credit: Tasty Snaks (CC)
Yolo County, best known as the home of UC Davis, is also an emerging wine region bursting with dog-friendly surprises. Start your explorations in the south part of the county along Highway 160, the “River Road.” A major destination here (and one perfect for a rainy day) is the Old Sugar Mill, a repurposed beet-processing factory housing 10 dog-friendly tasting rooms and hosting special events many weekends. Nearby Miner’s Leap Winery features a beautifully landscaped, dog-friendly outdoor seating area beside a picturesque old barn housing the winery.

New on the scene in the Clarksburg region is Julietta Winery, whose tasting room, flanked with covered patios, is tucked into a bucolic rural landscape. Wines are made mostly from Napa-sourced grapes, and there’s often live music on Sundays. more »
The words “wine” and “Sacramento” may not seem to go together—until you realize more than 200 wineries and tasting rooms are situated within 75 miles of the state capital. Many welcome tail-waggers as warmly as the uprights on the other end of the leash. Once you and Sparky have experienced the friendly atmosphere in the Sierra Nevada foothills, along the Sacramento River corridor or in surprising nooks and crannies of Yolo and Lodi farm country, you might see no reason to visit that “other” wine country again. more »
Loyal Miner and dog Lily at Miner's Leap Winery in ClarksburgThe Clarksburg wine region along the Sacramento River just 10 minutes south of the state capitol is expanding like a supernova, with another boutique winery opening up every month, it seems, along the scenic Freeport-River Road. more »
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