Lone Buffalo Vineyards

Visit Lone Buffalo Vineyards

Friday – Sunday
  12 to 5pm
Tasting Fee: $5/person waived with purchase

7505 Wise Road Auburn, CA 95603 (enter at Buttes View Lane)

Tasting Room Phone: (530) 823-1159


Bus/Limo Policy: Please Call Ahead


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Lone Buffalo Vineyards offers premium Placer County wines crafted by a seasoned winemaker in the ambiance and with the down-to-earth attitude of a small boutique winery.

Family owned and operated by Phil and Jill Maddux, Lone Buffalo Vineyards is doing its part to return Placer County to its post Gold Rush roots as a premium wine-producing region.

We emphasize food-friendly, Rhône-style wines with a twist of cowboy and old west philosophy. Try our flagship wine, the Where the Buffalo Roam Syrah blend, a consistent major medal winner at both the SF Lone Buffalo Vineyards labelsChronicle and CA State Fair competitions and other award-winners that make up our "herd" like our classic Foothill Zin -- the Thunderbeast, our Bison Blanc Viognier, Buffalo Rose Sangiovese Rosé, Tatonka Tempranillo, Noblebeast Cabernet, Bison Heart Petite Sirah and Pawnee Tawny Port.

Visit us at our tasting room and winery on Wise Road on the North Auburn side of the Placer County Wine Trail. We have plenty of space for all your needs and our new crush pad doubles as a great patio space for picnicking and enjoying the outdoors!  Our wines are available for tasting and purchase at the winery and at many Placer County and Lake Tahoe retail outlets and restaurants.

Spring Events:

Celebrate Malbec World Day

Empanadas and Malbec Day @ Lone Buffalo
Sat. April 1st, 12 - 5 p.m. $5/person, (2 for 1 for Wine Club Members)

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Malbec World Day is celebrated in April each year, to commemorate the day when president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina officially made it his mission to transform Argentina's wine industry. The original Bordeaux varietal now celebrated in Argentina is also grown around the world. Here in the Sierra Foothills this inky violet wine with dark, plump fruit character offers robust tannins with a smoky finish and hints of pomegranate, berries & cocoa.

• special release includes tasting and tapas-style empanadas-the traditional fare of Argentina
• food provided by Catering by Design and Argentinian Chef Frederico

Easter Weekend @ Lone Buffalo

Special Release of 2016 Buffalo Rose, Sangiovese
Friday-Sunday April 15-17
Open 12-5pm all weekend

You asked, and we delivered. This year, we release "The Pretty Buffalo" earlier and just in time for Easter Dinner and Spring Fare. This Placer County grown, produced & bottled Sangiovese is aged in stainless steel and delivers a fresh, fruity strawberry and cherry character and delightfully dry finish. A summer sipper to enjoy in its youth! Pick up a bottle for Easter and those sunny days to come this Spring & Summer!

Wines & Vines - Lone Buffalo Vineyards Builds New Winery
New location improves visibility on Placer County Wine Trail

Auburn Journal - Lone Buffalo Vineyards unveils new location, tasting room

Lone Buffalo Named Style Magazine "Favorite Local Winery" 2010-2016

SacBee's Mike Dunne visits Lone Buffalo

Read about it @ SacBee.com