Welcome to Viognier!

Viognier Restaurant (pronounced vee-oh-NYAY) is named for the grape variety originating from the Northern Rhône region of France.

Viognier's relaxing dining room features plush booths, a cozy fireplace, and a blazing wood-fired brick oven.

Executive Chef Chris Aquino blends California's bounty of fresh food with southern sensibilities.

Our menu is complemented by a world-class wine selection. Our selection of over 1100 labels encompassing Domestic and International wines has been honored with the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence each year 2002 to Present.

We at Viognier are dedicated to our vision of fresh, seasonally inspired cuisine and to providing an exquisite dining experience.

Viognier Restaurant welcomes you to Happy Hour in our inviting Viognier Lounge!

Monday-Friday 5:00-7:00PM

Happy Hour offerings include $9 handcrafted specialty cocktails, such as Hog Wild with bacon fat-washed Whistle pig Rye whisky, Or try the Spanish style Gin and Tonics - Leopold's "summer Gin" with Rosemary, Juniper Berries, Caper added as garnish, perfect for summer! Also enjoy the Sommelier recommended Happy Hour wines by the glass available for $7.

The Viognier Happy Hour Menu features dishes like our Pomponio Ranch Sliders, Pimento Cheese, House Pickles or House Pastrami on Acme Rye with sauerkraut, swiss, house pickles, truffle fries.

Chef Chris Aquino

Chef Chris Aquino
A native to San Mateo, Chef Chris Aquino has a rooted history at Viognier. During his tenure at the California Culinary Academy in 2005, Chris began cooking for then Executive Chef Scott Giambastiani as a pizza cook. While most cooks bounce around from kitchen to kitchen at the outset of their careers, Chris rose through the ranks and after the tutelage of several chefs, he eventually earned the title of Sous Chef. In 2009, he departed Viognier to work for Chef Anna Bautista at Madera Restaurant in Menlo Park. In 2010, Chris was called back to Viognier by Chef Preston Dishman to help man the stoves as his Chef de Cuisine. At the beginning of 2013, Chris took over the kitchen as Executive Chef.

Chef Chris' cuisine is earmarked by not only his experience and education, but also from his travels throughout the US and world. Believing in that a Chef's repertoire must be varied and diverse, much of Chris' food is derived from the flavors and ingredients of other cultures.

"Quality always counts. We are blessed to live in an area with such an array of top ingredients and products. The sheer immensity of fresh product at our Farmer’s Markets is unbelievable. When I cook, I’m just trying to do right by the bounty that is blessed to us as Californians."

Chris Aquino
Executive Chef — Viognier Restaurant

Viognier Farmers & Purveyors List

Farm Location Products Contact/Website
Heirloom Organics Hollister, CA (San Benito County) Beets, Carrots, Turnips, Mustard, Chard, Kale, Chervil, Orach, Flowers, Herbs, Nettles, Tomatoes, Squash, Radishes
Will’s Avocados Santa Paula, CA (Ventura County) Avocados, Kiwi, Guava, Cherimoya, Citrus
Hamada Farms Kingsburg, CA (Fresno County) Blood Orange, Mandarins, Pomegranate, Citron, Sudachi, Grapes, Grapefruit, Persimmons, Walnuts, Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Pluots, Prunes, Cherries, Meyer Lemons
Knoll Farms Brentwood, CA (Contra Costa County) Figs, Persimmons, Tomatoes, Chard, Kale, Lemon Verbena, Peaches, Cardoons, Peppers, THE Green Garlic
Brooks and Daughters Forestville, CA (Sonoma County) Sprouts: Pea, Onion, Alfalfa, Radish. Guinea Hen Eggs
Dirty Girl Produce Santa Cruz, CA (Santa Cruz County) Early Girl Tomatoes, Strawberries, Onions, Cauliflower, Savoy Cabbage, Shelling Beans
Zuckerman’s Farm Salinas, CA (Santa Cruz County) Asparagus, Potatoes, Melons, Apples
Ouroboros Farms Pescadero, CA (San Mateo County) Mustard, Radishes, Gem Lettuce, Romaine, Bib Lettuce
Iacopi Farms Half Moon Bay, CA (San Mateo County) Brussel Sprouts, Shelling Beans, English Peas, Dried Beans
Cowgirl Creamery / Tomales Bay Foods Petaluma, CA (Sonoma County) Cheese: Bay Blue, Mt. Tam, Red Hawk, Wagon Wheel, St. Pat.
Marin Roots Woodacre, CA (Marin County) Kale, Turnips, Radishes, Sprouts, Petite Greens
K&J Orchards Winters, CA (Yolo County) Pears and Citrus
Gulfish San Francisco, CA Sources Seafood from Gulf of Mexico: Snapper, Shrimp, Yellowtail, Flounder
ABS Seafood San Francisco, CA Sources Seafood from West Coast and beyond: Dungeness Crab, Oysters, Tuna (ahi & albacore), Salmon, Mt. Lassen Trout, Octopus, Maine Scallops
Del Monte Meat Co Inc. San Francisco, CA Sources Meat from USA: Niman Ranch (Beef and Pork), Superior Farms (Lamb)
Modesto Food Distributors Colma, CA (San Mateo County) Sources Poultry and Meat from California: Mary’s Chicken, Muscovy Duck, Quail, Pheasant, Squab, Rabbit
Pacific Plaza Imports Pittsburg, CA (Contra Costa County) Cavair, Smoked Salmon