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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2016 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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2016 Valentines Sweets and Treats - February 13 & 14

How romantic can you be? A visit with your sweetheart to the Placer County Wine Trail might be just the thing for some memorable romance this year. Enjoy wine tasting paired with delicious sweets and treats at each stop along the trail. Choose your own fun filled weekend full of medal winning artisan wineries.

2016 Valentines Sweets and TreatDate: February 13 - 14
Hours: 11am - 5pm
Where: Participating Placer County Wineries
What: wine-tasting paired with sweets and treats
Cost: Weekend pass - $10 per person
Map: Placer Wine Trail Map

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. This is the time of year to show your affection for your most precious loved ones. What better way to express it than a weekend spent together on the Placer County Wine Trail? This year each of our participating wineries will offer something sweet or a treat to pair along with our award-winning artisan wines.

For a mere $10 collected at the first winery visited you can get your hand stamped and then hit the wine trail. You will get complimentary wine tasting and tasty treats at each stop on the trail hosted by the Placer County Vintners Association.

Admission is only $10 per person.

Eventbrite - 2016 Valentines Sweets and Treats on the Placer County Wine Trail

Start your tour at any one of the participating wineries on the Placer Wine Trail and then get moving for a fun-filled weekend on your self-guided tour of the wineries.

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

Participating winery event happenings

Amour Privé - We'll be offering (3) red Amour Privé wines (Cab sauv, Bordeaux blend, Merlot) or (3) white Amour Prive wines for tasting (Chard, Sweet Blend, Pinot gris) and Raffiné Chocolate samples. We have board games for the kids, food available for purchase (pizza, calzone, salads, etc.), all art, gift items, and merchandise 15% off.
Bear River - We'll be serving an assortment of cookies and chocolates and offering our full line up of ten wines for tasting. Our '09 Grizzly Syrah will be marked down 30% for the event and we'll be pouring our recent SF Chronicle Silver medal winner ('12 Barbera) as well as last year's Bronze ('12 Syrah). Check out our '14 Dolce Orso (sweet bear) Barbera, Teddy Bear Syrah port and some other recent releases including our previously awarded Barbera Rosé and our newer Syrah/Cab and Syrah/Cab/Barbera blends.
Bonitata Boutique Wine - will have some very sweet specials. Most wines will be on sale up to 25% off. Some blow out specials starting at $6 a bottle. And for that special someone who likes sweet wines we have a special sweet wine package. For just $30 get a bottle of our 2yr barrel aged Moscato, a bottle of Syrah Port and then choose one of our late harvest wines. Choose from Late Harvest Barbera, Primitivo or our white Symphony as your third bottle. We will be serving Gluten Free Brownies from New Dawn Bakery in Auburn. Cookies from the Foresthill Cookie Company and chocolate truffles. The truffles go fast so come early. Parking is at the museum.
Le Casque - will be offering tastes of three distinct sweet wines including our Sergent port, just awarded Best of Class at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, as well as a sweet treat or two to pair with the wines.
Cante ao Vinho - We'll have a chocolate fountain with fresh fruit and other goodies for dipping. Come taste our popular Summer's Last Kiss white wine. We'll have a food truck and live music both Friday and Saturday evenings after the event for your after hours enjoyment.
Ciotti - We will be serving complementary Dobson's Family Sweet Treats and Barbecue Meats.
Davis Dean - Sorry but we are temporarily closed while relocating. For updates on our new location check back here.
Dono dal Cielo - will be serving a chocolate covered cherry wine cocktail sample with a chocolate heart. We will have live music all weekend from 1-4 pm featuring Jon Pauling on February 13th and Midnight Sun on Valentines Day.
Fawnridge - We'll be offering white port brownies to pair with our delicious white port and also will have a Valentines picture booth for visitors that want to take a photo of themselves.
Lone Buffalo - Take a detour from all those sweets and come try some treats at Lone Buffalo Valentines Weekend. We'll be featuring specialty cheese tasting from Placerville's Dedrick's Cheese! Yes, CHEESE and not Chocolate-- pairing with red wines and Pawnee Tawny Port! Hungry for something more? Tacos Locos Food Truck will be on site both Sat & Sun.
Mt. Vernon - We will have fudge pairing as a sweet. We'll also have 30% off selected wines.
Pescatore - We will have the pizza oven fired up and we'll have some chocolate treats!
Popie - There are lots of ways to treat your sweet at Popie Wines! Popie Wines is proud to announce the release of the first internationally awarded wine in Placer County! We will be releasing our 2012 Gamay which was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2015 Concourse du Gamay held in Lyon, France. Also ready for release is the newest vintage of our ever popular port-style 2013 Dolce' di Barbera. Have your taste buds ready for chocolate and wine pairing at our Hershey's Kiss Bar and munch on our famous Popie Port Brownies. We will also have hand-crafted chocolates for sale, displayed in a specially designed box that fits over the neck of your favorite wine bottle. And so that you can create the perfect gift of wine and chocolates, all wines are 10% off with additional savings on 2 pack specials.
Rancho Roble - will offer dark chocolate covered strawberry treats to pair with our Estate Barbera. Come enjoy a relaxing atmosphere while wine tasting in a romantic setting. We look forward to spending this Valentine's weekend with you and your loved ones.
River Rock Ranch - We will be serving delicious chocolate and cheese treats along will our special blend of Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc called RIO DANZA .
Rock Hill - will have assorted cheeses, salami and baggets throughout the day. Come have a bite while we set up for Valentines Dinner starting at 5:30 pm. Make advance reservations for some amazing Ciopino $98 per couple. Live music and dancing to follow dinner. For reservations call Don at (916) 410-7105. We will also have live music on Sunday afternoon.
Secret Ravine - We will be pouring recent winners and serving fabulous chocolate treats. We have three wines being offered at fabulous case discounts. Come choose your favorite before they are gone. We will be tasting for the month of February our French varietals, all grown here in the Loomis Basin.
Viña Castellano - We will be doing a savory treat this year serving an Albondigas Tapa (Spanish meatballs) paired with a preview of our yet to be released SF Chronicle Double Gold 2012 Mourverdre. We will also serve samples of our other newly released Silver medal reds and end with sweet samples of our Sangria Caliente and our newest introduction of a hot Alpine traditional libation from our new "Grolla" program, also known as the "friendly pot". On Sunday, after the event at 6:30 pm we are doing a reservation only Tapas Tasting Dinner in the cave with seating starting at 6:30 through 7:15. Tickets are limited to 15 couples. More information here.
Wise Villa - We'll have Timmi's Treats both days serving yummy cookies during the event. Also, the bistro will be open from 11-3 pm both days if you want to sit down and have lunch with your special one. From Thursday the 11th through Sunday the 13th we are offering a special Valentine's Day Dinner from 4-9 pmeach evening. Treat your sweetheart to a romantic evening of food, wine & live music. Make your reservations NOW! (916) 543-0323.