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Placer County Vintners Association Presents the Grape Days of Summer on August 4th and 5th!

The Grape Days of Summer on August 4 & 5, 2012 is Placer County Wine Trail open-house event hosted by Placer County Vintners Association (PCVA).

Enjoy wine tasting and small plates of food at participating wineries along with music and educational experiences along the trail. In addition to each general wine tasting line-up, wineries will provide an educational experience that takes you “From Vine to Wine.” This is something this region has never offered before. Join in on the fun, and taste some great award winning, small production wines, while you learn something from the winemakers themselves.

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5
TIME: 11am to 5pm both days
WHERE: Placer County Wine Trail – Auburn, Lincoln, Loomis & Newcastle
COST: $30 advance / $40 door, $10 Designated Driver

PARTICIPATING WINERIES: Bonitata, Casque, Ciotti, Cristaldi, Dono dal Cielo, Fawnridge, Lone Buffalo, Mt. Vernon, Pescatore, Popie, Rancho Roble, Secret Ravine, Vina Castellano and Wise Villa.

ACTIVITIES SUMMARY: Food or music at each winery. Special activities include Vineyard Tours; Cork Presentations; Oak Flavors in Wine; Blending Seminars; Harvest Equipment, Solar Energy, and Sheep in the Vineyard; Placer County Wine History; Vertical Tastings; and Barrel Aging and Sampling.

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Roseville Fountains Summer Art and Wine Stroll featuring Placer Wines on July 21st!

If you follow my site at all, you are well aware of how much I love Placer County wines. I find many of them comparable to Napa Valley wines without the high price tag. RB and I celebrated 4th of July with this 2009 Proprietor’s Blend from Fawnridge Winery.

Also, my current favorite wine, a 2008 Rousanne, is also made in Placer County by Casque Wines. So, if you love wine and haven’t made it up to the Placer/Loomis/Auburn area, you’ll have the opportunity to taste in Roseville at the Fountains on July 21st! Hope to see you there. Details are below:

Placer County Vintners Association and Fountains at Roseville present “Summer Wine Stroll.”

WHAT:  This summer wine tasting event features the wineries of the Placer County Wine Trail, local artisans and munchies from Fountains Restaurants. Stroll the beautiful outdoor setting of the Fountains, taste local wines and listen to the rockin’ & jumpin’ blues music of  Johhny O, the Blue F.O.’s featuring Connor James  as part of the Fountains Summer Concert Series.

WHEN: July 21, 2012

Vintners Tasting:  6-8:30pm.

Concert & Wine Bar:  8-10pm.

WHERE:  The Fountains at Roseville, 1013 Galleria Blvd, Roseville, CA.

PARTICIPATING WINERIES:  Bonitata, Cante ao Vinho, Casque, Ciotti, Cristaldi, Dono dal Cielo, Fawnridge, Fortezza, Green Family, Lone Buffalo, Mt. Vernon, PaZa, Pescatore, Popie, Secret Ravine, Rancho Roble, Vina Castellano and Wise Villa.

TICKETS: Concert is Free.  Wine Tasting is $25 in advance / $30 at the door.  All tickets include wine tasting from 6-8:30, munchies and a souvenir wine glass. $35 VIP Ticket includes the addition of “preferred concert seating.”


AT THE DOOR:  Cash or Check Only

For more information, contact placer(nospace)vintners at

Tickets can be purchased online here.