Placer wineries’ 4th annual Holidays in the Hills is December 14-15

Experience collaborative open-house style wine tours hosted by the Placer County Vintners Association and the Placer County Wine Trail members. Meet winemakers, wine grape growers and other wine enthusiasts while tasting award-winning artisan wines in the down-to- earth atmosphere of the Sierra Foothills.
Admission is Free with Toy Donation:
Start your tour at any participating winery. Just [...]

New beer & wine hot spots in Loomis

3 VIGNE

This fall, three local wineries—Cristaldi Vineyards, Popie Wines and Ciotti Cellars—opened adjoining wine tasting rooms at the historic High Hand Fruit Sheds in Loomis calling themselves “3 Vigne.”
“We are honored to bring our craft to this building that once bustled with the processing of local fruit,” says Michael Duarte of Popie Wines.
The [...]

Tasting Notes: What’s new at foothill wineries

SIERRA FOOTHILLS WINERIES WON HIGH HONORS in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the world’s largest competition of American wines.
Sierra Vintners wineries that won medals included Avanguardia Wines, Lucchesi Vineyards, Montoliva Vineyard, Naggiar Vineyards and Pilot Peak Winery.
Montoliva won “Best of Class” for its 2008 Sierra Bella. “Now try to tell me [...]

Placer Wine Trail this summer & go to Lone Buffalo

“FINE WINES, FEW SIGNS” JOKE DEDICATED fans who visit Lone Buffalo Vineyards in Auburn. Off the beaten path —just south of I-80 and at the end of a lane in the Shirland Tract area — this boutique winery is a hidden gem on the Placer County Wine Trail.
Winemaker and Owner Phil Maddux has more [...]

PlacerGROWN: A bumper crop

PLACERGROWN HAS BECOME A POWERFUL voice in the foothills, thanks to its passion for farming, desire to conserve natural resources and commitment to grow fresh, local food.
The nonprofit group represents among the best of what the foothills offers in fruit and vegetable farming, Mandarin orchards, wine grape growing and all-natural meats.
Farmers such as [...]