2016 Wine Trail Events

February: Valentines Sweets and Treats on the Placer Wine Trail

August: Grape Days of Summer on the Placer County Wine Trail

December: Holidays in the Hills on the Placer County Wine Trail

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2015 Placer Wine Trail Events

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. Check the left for upcoming tour dates and use the links above to get maps, tasting room hours and find lodging & dining partners all year long.

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Holidays in the Hills - coming December 5 & 6, 2015.

Holidays in the Hills - December 5 & 6, 2015 Cost: Admission is Free with Toy Donation
Hours: 11 AM to 5 PM both days

Start your tour at any participating winery on the Placer County Wine Trail. Just bring a new, unwrapped child’s toy (value $10 plus, cash donations gladly accepted) to donate to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Toy Drive.

Wine tasting at all 20 participating wineries is free December 5 and 6.

See the wineries all done up for the Holidays and enter a drawing for a chance to win prizes. So make your plans to visit the wineries on the Placer County Wine Trail in Auburn, Lincoln, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Newcastle and Rocklin.

Please click here for Holiday map.
Please click here for Activities List


Amour Privé: Please come join us for an awesome holiday bash at our historic Old Town Auburn location. Our 3,500+ square foot tasting room features multiple wineries, a relaxing and sophisticated VIP room with balcony, local artist gallery, an eclectic gift boutique, great food, great chocolate, live music – and of course, the best wine available in the Sierra Foothills!

Upon your arrival, you can indulge in a handpicked selection of Amour Privé ultra-premium wines including our infamous 2012 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Yum! We'’ll have live music for your enjoyment, exquisite European chocolates created by Raffiné, discounted wines/gifts/art, and our ever-present signature stellar customer service.

Before you go, be certain to enter a drawing for you and three of your closest friends to join us for one of our super fun Friday Wine & Paint nights!

Bear River will have holiday decorations, holiday music, wine discounts and assorted chocolates and cookies..

Bonitata: New Dawn Bakery will be serving all Gluten free items for tasting and sale. Also there will be a chocolate and wine pairing. End of year case blow out. A few varietals at $65 a case. Most other wines will be 25% off. The winery will be very decorated this year.

Cante Ao Vinho is pouring the holiday spirit! We will be showcasing newly released white wines, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, in addition to our 2012 Portuguese reds, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Cao. Aged cheeses, salami, crackers and locally grown mandarins will be available to enjoy while tasting in the festively decorated historical Barudoni Building. Tackle your holiday shopping with wine in hand - featuring local vendors offering farm fresh pestos, olive oils and homemade toffee!

Casque: we will be pouring the newest addition to our wine family, Sergent, our new port. All guests will have the chance to win Casque Wines holiday gifts.

Ciotti Cellars will be paired up with Dobson's sweet treats and barbecue this Holiday in the hills and will be serving fookie's (a cross between Fudge and a Cookie ) paired with our award winning wines... Also will Be offering assorted wine specials and gift baskets.

Davis Dean: Holiday music, smiles and small bites. 15% off all wine and DDC merchandise. Order online and get the same deal with $1.00 shipping by using Promo Code: XMAS

Dono dal Cielo will have our tasting room all decked out for the holidays. We will have live music both days from 1-4pm featuring Dominator & Friends on Saturday and Midnight Sun on Sunday. We will be offering samples of Santa Sangria. Special sale on retail gift items and a holiday sale on our 2009 Zinfandel.

Fawnridge will be offering chocolate-dipped cookie sticks and special wine discounts of 30% off our white port and estate syrah. Come enjoy our decorated tree and fine artwork and taste our 2 new releases: 2013 chardonnay and 2012 cabernet!

Lone Buffalo will have our full line up of reds and a new release of the exclusive 2013 jbrand “just Grenache.” Souvenir wine glasses from Fork 'N Road Productions for the first 50 people each day and a chance to win a private tasting for 8! Shop artisan jewelry and Longaberger Baskets handcrafted in the USAof hardwood maple. Hungry? Food truck on site both days: El Matador Mobile Mex on Saturday and Cali Love Truck on Sunday! Special holiday sale on 2013 Bison Blanc Viognier at 50% off/case!

Mt. Vernon: live music, appetizers and barrel tasting. Wines on sale.

PaZa: Shop for holiday gifts at the Glam Up Traveling Boutique (big pink bus packed with women's fashions), and other Craft Booths with wine related Christmas items.

Pescatore will be pairing 3 of our wines with cheese. We will also have Dave's pizzas for purchase. For holiday shopping there will be Silpada jewelry and "Pastamore" will have flavored vinegars, oils, pastas and gift baskets.

Popie Wines will be welcoming our Holiday In the Hills guests to our Brand New Tasting Room in the Blue Goose Fruit Shed (3550 Taylor Rd. Loomis) We will have the 7 Sisters Food Truck, delicious, organic, homemade, food with an East Coast Italian flair. In our Tasting Room, we will be serving our hot mulled wine ($8 a glass), and delicious homemade chocolates by the Chocolate Moose will be available for purchase. There will be Holidays Specials on our wines for this special event.

Rancho Roble will be pouring our newly released 2014 Chardonnay as well as some of our library wines for those interested. We will also be offering special discounts on wines and delicious sweets to pair with our tasting menu. We're planning on having live music Saturday the 5th from 1pm to 4pm on our outdoor patio tasting area courtesy of Kyle Williams, weather permitting of course. Don't miss out on the fun, we look forward to seeing you then!

River Rock Ranch: Come and enjoy our ranch, serving Sauvignon Blanc, Rio Danza, (a rose blend) along with our Barbera and Merlot, both from American oak barrels and stainless vats. Chocolate and cheese treats will be available . A special holiday price is effective for all wine purchases.

Rock Hill Winery: Check website for activity updates.

Secret Ravine will be decorated for the Holidays and providing a special vertical tasting of Montepulciano. We will also be offering fantastic case sales on selected varietals, assorted gift items, Moore Natural Soaps and Christmas treats that will make your day sweet and warm.

Vina Castellano: Complimentary tour glass for the first 50 people each day. - Courtesy of Fork 'N Road Productions. Chance to win a complimentary tasting and tapas for 8. Mini cream puffs with mandarin orange dark chocolate sauce. Holiday wine cocktail samples and recipes. 15% off case purchases. . Tasting at SIP in Old Town as well!!!!

Wise Villa Winery Come celebrate the Holidays at the #1 Winery in California. Wise Villa Winery & Bistro will be decorated with Christmas finery in our Tuscan-style Bistro. Enjoy tastings from select award-winning wines including our new vintage of our estate-grown chardonnay, vineyard & winery tours, and even a fire pit to warm up to while you relax with an glass of wine. Our bistro will also be open for lunch from 11am - 5pm, so be sure to make reservations to enjoy our chef-produced gourmet delights during your day of tasting.”

We are also offering Holiday in the Hills tastings at our new tasting room in the Roseville Galleria mall. Take a break from shopping, bring a toy for Toys for Tots and enjoy tasting our award-winning wines. We are located on the 2nd level near Victoria’s Secret. Extended hours at the mall tasting room, Saturday 11-9pm; Sunday 11-7pm.