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October 30th, 2015

Wedding in Wine Country

Our winery and growing region is one well known for Petite Sirah and Zinfandel, and is gaining more buzz every year. The Suisun Valley is lovingly referred to as many things in relation to it’s very famous neighbor, including ‘The Napa Back Road’ or ‘Napa’s Little Sister Sue’. We are fond of referring to it as the “Petite Sirah Capital of the World.”

This charming, rustic compact valley remains untouched by the crowds and bureaucracy of some of our neighbors and here at Vezer Family Wines we utilize this unique opportunity to wine, dine, and entertain you in many ways. One of our more popular is your big day – your wedding.  We have plenty of options to make the best day of your life a special memory no one at your wedding will ever forget.

The Venues

The Blue Victorian ready for a Wedding Vezer Family Vineyards Wine Country

Our three distinct event venues enhance and accentuate this charming agriculturally inclined slice of paradise. With capacity for up to 300 wedding guests, the Ranch Estate Vineyard is on the lookout on a private estate with a majestic view of 31 acres of lush vineyards. This setting is a fairytale come true!

For weddings of the same size, the Blue Victorian Barrel Room is surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and palm trees. This space is perfect for large weddings and dance parties!

A more intimate environment is offered at the Mankas Gardens. The beautifully landscaped area is versatile and personal, perfect for smaller groups.


The Ranch Estate set up for a Wedding Vezer Family Vineyards Wine Country

Our on site lodging accommodations are some of the finest in Fairfield. Chateau Jaune is nestled out amongst the vines and features four bedrooms. This quaint setting features a welcoming porch and a private bathroom in every bedroom decorated in high end furnishings. This is a surreal location for a bride and her bridesmaids to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Suisun Valley before and after the big event.

Above the Mankas Gardens Barrel Room is a cozy apartment that can comfortably house four guests and is complete with all the conveniences of home.


Weddings at Mankas Corner Gardens Vezer Family Vineyards Wine Country Wedding

We know your big day can be a stressful event, and you can count on us to help make things easier. We have experience with every aspect you need to bring it all together. We will name a few, but have more and can find more options acquire the special components of your special day. Green Valley Limousine is a simple and straight forward company that wants to make transportation comfortable and affordable for families, friends and groups of all sizes. Boutique Moreoleon are experts at making people look good. If you are still searching for the beautiful dresses that make a wedding party look amazing, look no further! The Cast Iron Grill is located in the Suisun City Waterfront District  and offers the best in steaks, seafood and pastas. Their down to earth feel and seasonal menu make them a favorite with our wedding parties. A wine country must is beautiful tables and table settings. Bright Event Rentals  will turn ordinary items like flatware and chairs into pieces of luxury that your pampered guests will delight in. And to catch it all in still life, Photobella Photography will create the pictures that ensure the memories of your wedding day stay vivid for ever.

Weddings happen once in a lifetime, and we can help make yours a memory that will forever shine as bright as the day itself. Contact us and can make sure the wedding of your dreams comes true!

Enjoy a visual tour of our properties below and see what beauty lies ahead!

Get in touch with Pam Salas, our Event Coordinator here at Vezer Family Vineyard by phone – (707) 673-6497 – or email –

Vezer Family Wines – (888) 823-8463 – –



Our Story

The Family

Vezér Family Vineyard is a Suisun Valley Winery, which is owned by Frank and Liz Vezér. Their winery is best know for their Petite Sirah and their Zinfandel, which are rated among the best in the region, and are used in well-known wines, such as Sin Zin and Ravenswood.

The Suisun Valley has the perfect soil and micro-climate which enables these vines to develop the choicest grapes. For growing Petite Sirah, the Suisun Valley Appellation is rated as the oldest and best in the State of California by the U.C Davis University.

In 2001, the Vezér’s decided to establish their own wines and produced their first vintage of Zinfandel in the year 2003. Since then, they have produced eight additional vintages. The Vezér wines are winning accolades and awards from across the country, as well with international panels.

The Vezér family practices the 1938 approach to their wine making, which was born with Frank Vezér’s father, Frank Vezér II. This method consists of balancing opposing elements to create wines that are dynamic, complex, and embody the classical ideals that define the world’s finest wines.

Our Sommelier - Ron Plunkett

Ron is a Northern California native and after 21 years with the Solano County Sheriff's Department he retired. Ron decided to follow his passion and enrolled in the prestiges Professional Culinary Institute's Sommelier Program. Ron graduated at the top of his class winning The Broadbent Award.

Upon graduation Ron worked at La Toque in Napa and The Carneros Bistro in Sonoma. He was hired by Vezer Family Vineyard in 2010 and was the staff wine educator and director of outside sales. After two years with Vezer Family Vineyard he was given the opportunity to be a sommelier at a new restaurant opening in San Francisco called Hakkasan. Ron was later promoted to senior sommelier at Hakkasan where he oversaw a wine list with over 300 selections. Ron was then hired by Food Network Chef Tyler Florence's restaurant Wayfare Tavern to run their beverage program.

Ron decided to return to his roots at Vezer Family Vineyard and is our winery sommelier. Ron has a passion for teaching and writing he has appeared in Mutineer Magazine and Imbibe Magazine and was named as Comic Con's official sommelier.

Ron being a self described wine geek holds the following credentials, he is a Certified Sommelier through The Court Of Master Sommeliers a French Wine Scholar with Honors through The French Wine Society and a California Wine Appelation Specialist.

Suisun Valley - "The Petite Sirah Capital of the World!"

“The Napa Back Road” or “Napa’s Little Sister Sue” is the wine country oasis of Suisun Valley ( pronounced “Sue-Soon”). Nestled between two coastal mountain ranges and only 12 miles from historic downtown Napa or 45 miles from San Francisco.

Suisun Valley, is a pristine landscape dotted with premium wineries, the old Pioneer Village of Mankas Corners, farm-fresh produce stands, and quaint eateries. Valley Vintners produce quality wines suited to everyone’s tastes and wallet, from fun Rosés and fruit forward Sauvignon Blancs to serious Reds winning such prestigious Double Gold Medals at International Competitions.

Suisun Valley received its American Viticultural Area designation just 28 years ago, only one year after Napa Valley. The Western Solano County Grape Growers Association successfully petitioned the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), and subsequently received formal designation of Suisun Valley as an identified American Viticultural Area. In 1983 the 15,000 acres of the  Suisun Valley AVA were included in the formation of the North Coast AVA. The North Coast AVA includes Green Valley, Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties, (with areas of Lake and Marin Counties) into one overarching ultra premium growing region, renowned internationally for high quality fruit grown and skilled winemaking traditions.

Suisun Valley enjoys great community heritage which dates back to the mid 1800′s. In fact prior to Prohibition, Suisun Valley had bragging rights as home to the “Largest winery in North America”. Napa Valley Vintners have long valued the quality of fruit and have been the largest buyers of Suisun Valley fruit for their bottled poetry. Currently, the 3,000 acres of Suisun Valley wine grapes are being used by 18 bonded winemakers with 8 Tasting Rooms open daily and 10 others by appointment.

Known as the premier valley in California to grow Petite Sirah, make sure that this varietal is on the tasting list when you visit the Suisun Valley. A special brand, La Salette a 65% Petite Sirah blend that will make your palate applaud and leave no doubt how a fantastic wine should always taste!

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