The farming town of Woodland in Yolo County is primarily agricultural county yet has impressed us with Windmill Vineyards. This gem is less than an hour ride northwest of Sacramento. Windmill  Vineyards is a unique venue that will appeal to those who crave the open spaces and rolling hills of a perfectly kept farm. The olive trees, grapes, figs and stone fruits are amazingly pristine; some are newly planted and others are much more established on 146 acres of loveliness.

A nearby working barn acts as space for a changing area for the wedding party. The expansive grass area is enclosed with attractive, ranch fencing. The 360 degree view of farmland and rolling hills is nothing short of impressive. There are nicely staged areas of tractors and vintage equipment that work well for visual interest and good photo ops. A favorite re-purposed piece of equipment is the large galvanized trough, perfect for holding drinks on ice to quench guests’ thirst on a warm summer afternoon.

The grassy enclosure is the main area for seating and for party-dancing. It has a wood barn-like structure that is upscale, yet rustic.¬† The barn has little nooks and niches where displays of “country” can be set up… or “outdoor glam” would be fitting. The barn houses the nicely decorated restrooms and a catering kitchen. It is also surrounded by decks that overlook the rolling orchards. Wonderful wine barrel stave chairs line the deck for casual seating plus the stacking of rustic and attractive wine boxes lend to the theme and ambiance.

There is a perfect raised stage area that can be used for the wedding ceremony or a band or DJ. Strings of market lights cross the grassed area to add light and subtle glow as your event passes through the amazement of a sunset to the serenity of a country evening. Your guests can gather around the warm fire pit as the evening cools down. The style of this location is perfectly in keeping with the farm vibe. You can take your event style in a few different directions; country, boho, nature, or vintage would all work well here.

Catering is provided by Black Pine Catering and Events. BPCE is proud of their all-inclusive options to pamper and impress their clients. The Black Pine team is committed to excellence for a wide variety of events types.

Thank you to Sam Wood of The Red Sneaker Studio for joining us on this trip and taking great photos!

~ Vixen Laurie