Our Story 

 After 17 years of making wine in the foothills we were looking for a new challenge.  My daughters convinced me to open an urban winery. It allows us to bring the wine experience to you and it saves the drive home from wine country.  We crush, ferment and barrel age the wine on site in Sacramento. We selected the finest vineyards in Napa, Sonoma and Lodi for our award winning wines. Our Flagship wine is RISK Cabernet from Oakville in Napa. RISK (Robert, Irene,Sarah & Kelly) is the pinnacle of my 25 years as a winemaker and made here in East Sacramento.


The next step was to find a home. East Sacramento was the natural choice, with its wine friendly families who have made us a welcome member of the community.


The name Cabana came from the thought that tasting wine and eating great food is like a day at the beach. Being from New England, we don't get many beach days making it very special. Visit our winery in Sacramento. Enjoy wine tastings, our farm to fork food menu  and many special events. We look forward to sharing Cabana the wine experence with you.


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