These are a few of our favorite things for the holidays:
An institution since 1966, the Johnson’s family-owned shop creates exquisite arrangements with hand-picked flowers from the San Francisco Flower Mart. Foothill also offers a selection of fine wines to compliment your bouquet. The holiday window displays are among the best in the foothills.
THE PLACER COUNTY WINE TRAIL is a series of family-run, boutique wineries dedicated to preserving the winemaking legacy of the foothills.
Just a short 30 minute drive from Sacramento, the trail runs from Lincoln to Newcastle and Auburn and is easily accessible from Interstate 80 and Highway 49.
Summer on the Placer County Wine Trail:
THE FOOTHILLS ARE A PRIME DESTINATION for historic, walkable towns. “Towns that ooze century-old ambience are strung out along Hwy. 49,” as Lonely Planet wrote in naming Gold Country one of the nation’s top 10 travel destinations for 2012.
Examples include old-town Auburn; downtown Auburn, with its new central square; Grass Valley and Nevada City. The [...]
TEMPRANILLO, SPAIN’S “NOBLE” GRAPE, is making a noble showing in Placer County.
Two Auburn wineries, Lone Buffalo and Viña Castellano, won Silver medals at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for their vintages of this full-bodied red wine.
Tempranillo, pronounced “tem-rah-nee-yo,” is from the Rioja region of Spain. Its name is derived from “temprano,” [...]