2014 Wine Trail Events

August 2 & 3: Grape Days of Summer on the Placer County Wine Trail

Dec. 6 & 7: Holidays in the Hills on the Placer County Wine Trail


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2014 Placer Wine Trail Events

Experience collaborative open-house style wine tours hosted by the Placer County Vintners Association and the Placer County Wine Trail member wineries. 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.

Placer Wine Trail 2014 Holidays in the Hills - December 6th and 7th2014 Holidays in the Hills

When: December 6th and 7th
Where: Auburn, Lincoln, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Newcastle & Rocklin

20 wineries
Wine Tasting / Tours
Tasting is FREE with Toy donation to Toys for Tots
Download: Map
Download: Activities List

Admission is Free with Toy Donation:

Start your tour at any participating winery. Just bring a new, unwrapped child’s toy to donate for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Toy Drive and wine tasting at ALL 20 participating wineries is FREE for the day (cash donations will also be accepted in lieu of a toy).

Holiday Decorations and Drawing:

See the wineries all done up for the Holidays and enter to win a variety of wine related items from Placer County Wineries.

Participating Wineries: Bear River • Bonitata • Cante Ao Vinho • Casque • Ciotti • Davis Dean • Dono dal Cielo • Fawnridge • Green Family • Lone Buffalo • Mt. Vernon • PaZa • Pescatore • Popie • Rancho Roble • River Rock Ranch • Rock Hill • Secret Ravine • Viña Castellano • Wise Villa

2014 Holidays in the Hills Activities

Bear River Winery will be offering complimentary tasting of eight wines. Taste our newly released wines and a flight of Barbera paired with assorted chocolates and holiday cookies. Meet the winemakers and enjoy 1/2 and full case discounts on our wines. We will have holiday decorations, and cheerful seasonal music.
Bonitata Boutique Wine will be doing wine pairing with chocolate truffles and offering a 10% off on a single bottle purchases, 15% off on two bottles, 20% off on four bottles. 2009 Cab Franc normally $22 per bottle 3 for $50. Moscato $18 a bottle, 3 for $40, Rutherford 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon regularly $29, 3 for $70. Other close out deals as they last.
Cante Ao Vinho will have Mary with Calolea Olive Oils, Kim with her great Pesto’s, and Lisa’s wonderful Gourmet taffy. This year will also include an art show. Be sure and stay for the Christmas tree lighting and parade on Saturday evening on Front St. The street will be closed and vendors will be set up to sell unique Christmas gifts while children sing Christmas carols to entertain one and all. Park in the back ally off of Rocklin Road.
Casque Wines will introduce their first time ever “Sergent” Port and will offer special holiday case discounts.
Ciotti and Popie will be providing a “Bottle Your Own Wine” demonstration station where visitors will be able to purchase and bottle a special Ciotti/Popie Blended Red Wine. We will also be providing mini sweets/desserts. Ciotti Cellars will have holiday specials and gift packages also.
Davis Dean will have music and munchies…!
Dono dal Cielo will have live music on Saturday from 1-4 pm by Two Barrels Shy and live music on Sunday from 1-4 pm by Double Shots. Susan Stecz will be here selling Silpada Jewelry so you can get started on your Christmas shopping.
Fawnridge will be serving flavored popcorn and pouring our new releases at the winery.
Green Family Winery will be have chocolate truffles with port, tasty healthy snacks, cigars and free matches. Smoking area outside.
Lone Buffalo Vineyards will celebrate with three new wine releases and will give away crystal Lone Buffalo logo glasses to the first 50 people each day. You can take fun photos at the DIYLove Vintage Photo Trailer. Special Holiday shopping opps include CKerleys Art & Jewelry and John Johnson Remasterpieces—customized/personalized remastered art pieces for sale. Feed your hunger onsite at a yummy taco/burrito bar from Moe's Southwest Grill
Mt Vernon will have live music, appetizers and barrel tasting in their Cave.
PaZa will again have local favorites — Bella Familia Wood Fired Pizza, AND Monte Vista Olive Oils (Pure. Liquid. Gold.). In addition, we will have a few other vendors from our area with crafty offerings, such as XOXO Always Designs with cool hand painted rustic signs, and Artsy Owls with fun handmade decorative items. We may even do some barrel tastings right there at the Tasting Shed!
Pescatore will have a Holiday Market featuring: Silpada Jewelry, Sac of Clay Custom Pottery, and Gray Area Gourds. We will be sampling sweet & savory bites from Snow’s Citrus Court. Snow’s products will also be available for purchase.
Popie will be providing a special Mulled “Spiced” Wine made out of our 2010 Basin Red, our ever so popular “Holiday Wine.” Special Holiday Discounts will be available too.
Rancho Roble Vineyards will award Four Raffle Prizes of 2 Bottles Each.
River Rock Ranch Lindemann Winery will feature Christmas Music, chocolate and cheese treats along with wine tastings and special gift grab bag with purchase of 3 bottles of our exquisite wines. A great place to pick up tasteful Christmas gifts. Be sure to check out our new wine trail sign on the corner of Nicholas and Dowd when coming from Lincoln.
Rock Hill Winery will have live music Saturday presented by Saint Ashbury. As usual we will have hot food available for guest. We have several new releases with case price discounts.
Secret Ravine Vineyards will have Christmas treats, gift items, holiday music and our new 2012 Montepulciano. Our Library wines will be available for purchase. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to pick-up some of your favorite wines at great prices.
Viña Castellano Winery will be giving away a regional Varietal Food and Wine Pairing Chart as well as serving two hot wine cocktails — Sangria Caliente & Spiced Cider Wine. Paired with a spicy chocolate treat.
Wise Villa will be offering complimentary beef crostini with caramelized onions, along with an educational experience of the wine making process. Tour the vineyard, winery and barrel cellar and learn how our award-winning wines are produced from the vine to your glass!