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Odyssey Winery & Vineyards is a family-owned winery located in the foothills north of Chico. The first use-permitted winery in Butte County, Odyssey Winery was originally conceived in 1979 by Norm and Janice Rosene when they were students at UC Davis. Following graduation, marriage, and professional school, the Rosene's moved to Chico to begin Norm's dental practice. At the same time they began searching for land upon which to build a winery. In 1987 they located and purchased the current winery site, which for many years had served as a lumber mill. After restoring the site, they planted the vineyards in 1991. Construction of the winery began in  1993.





Designed by John Papadakis, former Architect for the City of Oakland, Odyssey Winery is both special and unique. Built with incredible attention to detail, the 6800 square foot main building houses a  public wine tasting area, a winemaking production facility, space for barrel aging wine, and an upstairs two bedroom efficiency living area. The downstairs kitchen adjacent to the tasting area facilitates catered functions, but can also be used as the "entertaining kitchen" for private events. The large "gallery" room was designed to display art, and can host a multitude of gatherings. The downstairs public restrooms feature built-in ceramic wall art by Northern California artist, Tony Natsoulas. The truly unique design of this building allows for the efficient blending of both private and public uses.





From the outset, Odyssey Winery was designed as a small, high-quality, scientifically-based, sustainable, production winery. Great care is taken during wine production to control the many variables that affect wine quality. Temperature, acid levels, sugar levels, yeast strains, juice nutrient levels, barrel type and toast, and facility cleanliness are some of the many variables monitored during wine production. All red wines are aged in American or French oak barrels for at least two years. Selected white wines are also aged in French oak barrels. Odyssey is one of the few local wineries with the ability to sterile filter wines with residual sugar. This allows for greater flexibilty in wine style, and facilitates the production of true dessert wines and ports.




Producing award-winning wines is only part of Odyssey Winery's mission. The unique building with its beautiful architecture, and the spacious outdoor areas and vineyards, provide the perfect venue for a variety of events. Every year the winery hosts a rotating art show in the tasting area and gallery room. This show is curated by the owners, and has featured some of the finest in local and regional art. To go along with the visual arts, the winery has hosted many musical events, and every summer features the "SummerLive Jazz at the Winery" concert series. The winery also supports great local food.  To that end, Odyssey Winery was one of the founding members and participants of the Sierra Oro Farm Trail.



Beautiful Odyssey Winery & Vineyards is for sale. This turn-key commercial winery with vineyards, and residence includes:

  • 6800 square foot winery and residence designed by John Papadakis

  • The main building features ceramic wall art, floor mosaics, colored concrete floors, "greek key" railings, and many other features. Exceptional building design and quality

  • 2 Kitchens - 1 upstairs/ 1 downstairs

  • 7.2 Acre Parcel, Zoned A-5, Pond & Picnic Areas

  • About 2.5 Acres of trellised grapes planted in 1991 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Symphony and Table grapes)

  • Drip irrigation

  • 70 Olive Trees for oil production

  • 2 water wells/ 2 smaller outbuildings

  • Undeveloped land - Room for horses or B&B

  • TTB and ABC Licenses and Permits

  • Butte County Use Permit

  • Turn-key winery (All equipment) 

  • Current wine inventory

  • Winemaking support



One of Northern California's best kept secrets is Chico. A small city of 100,000 people, Chico is located in the Northern Sacramento Valley about 90 miles north of Sacramento.

Chico is home to the 3670 Acre Bidwell Park, known for its hiking, equestrian, and biking trails. The Sacramento River runs ten miles to the west, and the foothills to the east of Chico are loaded with creeks and streams. Skiing in the mountains, or visiting the Pacific Ocean are within a few hours drive of Chico. Chico State University provides a multitude of educational, cultural, artistic, and musical events and classes available to city residents. A regional airport, and modern medical center provide quality services. Local Farmer's Markets and farms offer outstanding food choices. Best of all, Chico offers a small-town feeling and a sense of community rarely found anywhere today.

If you are looking for quality of lifestyle, abundant recreational opportunities, and great community support, look no further than Chico.

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