*Please check back in April for any updates to activities below due to new event date
Bear River Winery – Old Town Auburn Tasting Room will have Cookies, Crackers and Chocolate. Be sure to peruse our variety of Wine related merchandise for sale.
Bonitata: Come for a special sparkling tasting of our flavored sparkling wines including our newly released Rose sparkling. Here are some of our specials for the weekend too – any three sparkling wines for $40. Buy any two white or red wines and get the third for a dollar. We will have egg rollls as a small bite.
Cante ao Vinho: join us on our sunny front porch for white wine sangria tasting – featuring Sauvignon Blanc Herbed Sangria Verde and Viognier Blueberry Sangria. Wander on into the bar to taste three Farinha Family favorite red wines and indulge in a chunk of chocolate paired with our Sweet Dreams Port. While tasting, snag a charcuterie board by Divine Boxes, a loaf of homemade bread from Garcia Bread Company, something sweet from Kelly’s Cookies or shop New Moon Recycled Goods. Stay and celebrate spring with us Saturday evening with live music by the Vino Banditos (7pm).
Casque: Celebrate Spring with the release of our long awaited 2019 Rosé! Sip while you shop unique local gifts and greenery from the Flower Farm Nursery & Giftshop! Staying for lunch? Have a farm fresh special from the Café delivered to our patio!]
Dora Dain: join us in the newly constructed Vino Veranda where we will be celebrating a new release and new vineyard block! Nero D’Avola is both our newest planting and newest wine release. Come try our 2018 Nero D’Avola. Although a rare planting in the US, Nero D’Avola is largely planted in the island of Sicily. This full bodied red wine, is similar to Cabernet Sauvignon, or Syrah but has flavors all its own. James Parr will be playing acoustic covers from 1-4 pm both days. And we will be running a special for “Charter” wine club memberships. If you are new to our winery, we are excited to meet you. Please understand that we are a very small venue and typically only open by appointment. Our facility is small and open air. If the weather is chilly, we will have patio heaters and gas fire pit going. Parking, paths and the Vino Veranda are dirt / natural surfaces. We are located down a shared gravel road, please respect our neighbors in driving 7 mph, we promise its only for a minute and the view is pleasant. Bring your sense of adventure!
Ciotti will be releasing there long awaited Cinquenta / Cinquenta (50/50) and our Barbera Riserva. Live Music Saturday from 1-4 for you to sit back and relax with us. Smoked ribs will be for sale while supplies last so tender you don’t need no teeth to eat them… and boy do they go good with our big reds.
Dono dal Cielo: Do you love Zinfandel? It’s our favorite and we have been making it since 2005. Guests will be guided through a tasting of four Estate grown Zinfandels. Everything from light & elegant to medium bodied and fruit forward, to dry and ending with semi-sweet. The rolling hills of Newcastle is the perfect place to grow this popular varietal. On Saturday 3/21 from 1-4pm, join us for an afternoon of music, wine & food featuring live music by Sons of Jacob and Buck & Sadie’s Food Truck. On Sunday, 3/22 from 1-4pm enjoy live music by JP & the Nowhere Man.
Fawnridge will be offering several special offerings: 0ur special Mardi Gras wine, a bordeaux blend: “Le Bon Temps Rouler” paired with chicken gumbo. Sangiovese on sale @ $150/case.
Spring Forward with Lone Buffalo! What is Rosé & How is it Made? Roam on over and taste and find out! Owner, Jill Maddux will highlight our newest release, 2019 Buffalo Rose Sangiovese Rosé along with live music from Double Shots 1-4 both days, food trucks (Saturday: The Butcher’s Cleaver, Sunday: Authentic Street Taco).
Mount Saint Joseph – Vin Uva: Saturday – complimentary snacks to accompany your tasting flight (including our SF Chronicle Double Gold Medal 2017 Malbec). We’ll feature olive oil tasting from Ternero farms from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.. Sunday – complimentary snacks to accompany your tasting flight (including our SF Chronicle Double Gold Medal 2017 Malbec). Guitarist Michael Porfiri will perform from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m..
Mt. Vernon will have barrel tasting and a very popular sweet treat paired with one of our scrumptious wines. YUM YUM!!!!
Rancho Roble: Spring has Sprung at the Ranch! Enjoy food from Jo Jos Hawaiian Food truck all day Saturday and Live music on Sunday afternoon from Kelly and Roy. Visit with Peony Caravan and shop away for your favorite spring outfit!
Secret Ravine Vineyards will be pouring wines that will satisfy your taste buds and save you money with our 15% discount on a 4- bottle purchase (yes, you can mix and match). Kelli’s Cookies “for goodness bakes” will be offering samples and opportunities to purchase cookies to assist in mentoring, employing and inspiring at-risk youth. If you are looking for wine related gifts items, we have those too at a 15% discount. We are located minutes off I-80, corner of Barton Rd and Gold Trail Way. We have plenty of parking space and our picnic tables are just outside the winery door. See you soon!
Viña Castellano will be offering two interesting and fun features: guests will sample ½ ounce pours of a white, a rose and a red wine. They will then be given a sample of a spicy rice dish and will be given an additional ½ ounce taste of the wines to determine which style best pairs with spicy food. Additionally, winemaker, Teena Wilkins, has compiled a chart which includes most of the popular varietals you will find on the Placer County Wine Trail and what wine is served best in which glass and why. Guest will receive this take home piece called “Placer County Wine Trail: This Wine…That Glass”.
*Please note locations/wineries NOT participating in the event: Bear River Meadow Vista Tasting Room, Pescatore Winery and Rock Hill Winery. You are welcome to visit if they are open but they are not part of the Sip Into Spring event.