Events Sip Into Spring

Sip Into Spring

Celebrate bud break in Placer County for two glorious days along the Placer Wine Trail. This event is the perfect way to leave winter behind and SIP INTO SPRING. See the budding vineyards, taste current vintages, multiple varietals grown in the Sierra Foothills, and even try a few verticals! A great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines.

All participating wineries will highlight a Vintage, Varietal or Vertical tasting for the weekend. Ticket price will include wine tasting at all of the participating wineries for the weekend.

Where:  Placer Wine Trail Member Wineries
When:  March 24-25, 12-5pm (Rain or Shine)
Tickets:  $20/day; $25/day of
Ticket includes Souvenir Wine Glass, Wine Tasting and Special Vintage Tastings at Participating Wineries

PARTICIPATING WINERIES: Bear River, Bonitata, Cante Ao Vinho, Casque, Ciotti, Cristaldi*, Davis Dean Cellars, Dono dal Cielo, Fawnridge, Lone Buffalo, Mt. Vernon, PaZa, Pescatore, Rancho Roble, Secret Ravine, Viña Castellano and Wise Villa.
*By appt only

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Cante Ao Vinho – Cante will be going back to our Iberian Peninsula roots and showcasing four Portuguese wines. Taste and compare the unique flavors of Alvarelhao, Tinto Cao, Touriga Nacional and our Sweet Dream Port Style Wine. Featured wines will be paired with Portuguese favorites such as linguica, assorted olives and nuts. Sip and shop farm fresh pestos and homemade jams and jellies made from local farms that will surely make you appreciate springtime in Northern California!

Casque – Santé! Casque will be celebrating spring with the arrival of two perennial favorites – our Vin Gris rosé and our Calotte Blanc white Rhone blend. The new vintages of these two wines are eagerly awaited by our fans every spring, and this is the perfect weekend for them to make their debut. We’ll also be pouring vertical tastings of two of our red Rhone favorites. Come join us!

Ciotti – Ciotti will be entertaining with live music both days, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the weekend. Select wines will be discounted.

Davis Dean – For both days of “Sip Into Spring” we will be having live music with classical guitarist, Sean O’Connor from 1 – 4 and a complimentary carnitas taco bar. Yum!

Dono dal Cielo – Spring is finally here and we are more than delighted. We are celebrating the vineyard springing back to life and blooming with Zinfandel.  We started making Zinfandel in 2005 and because of that we are inviting you to a Girl Scout Cookie & Zinfandel pairing. Taste four different vintages of Zinfandel paired with 4 delicious cookies all weekend. These addictive little treats are the perfect pairing with wine. Cheers to Spring & Zin!

Fawnridge – Fawnridge will be offering a special sale price on our white dessert wine. We’re pairing a very special kiwi fruit tart with our white dessert wine. Have lots of fun taking photos with our “grape stomp” photo booth, a discussion with the winemaker on the growing popularity of some of the Sierra Foothills varietals, along with the tasting of our 100% Sierra Foothills varietals. No Napa stuff at Fawnridge. We go Foothills for grapes! Come picnic on our beautiful grounds with a view of the local countryside.

Lone Buffalo – Olé olé! Lone Buffalo will be celebrating Tempranillo all day every day this weekend with vertical vintage tastings of this popular Spanish (and Sierra Foothills) varietal from five different vintage years and a fun and engaging Tempranillo sensory experience. Live Music from Heather MacAdams both days 12:30-4pm. Special Sale on 2016 Bison Blanc Viognier and 2014 Just Grenache for Spring! Hungry? Cali Love Food Truck on site Saturday and North Border Tacos on Sunday.

Mt. Vernon – Enjoy a perfect pairing with some of the region’s finest cheeses with wine at this stop on the Placer Wine Trail. Saturday only – join us for a cave tour with our winemaker every hour on the hour starting at noon through 4pm.

PaZa – Sip into Spring @PaZa, where guests will enjoy selected savory bites paired with our Estate red wines. Scheduled vineyard & winery tours (every 1/2 hour) with our vintner, Zane Dobson. We will complete the tours with a vertical tasting of a few of our past award winning wines. As always stay & enjoy some of the best views on the Placer Wine Trail.

Rancho Roble – At Rancho Roble, will have live music on Sunday, March 25th. Bring your picnic and R&R attitude (rest and relaxation) to dance or relax and Sip into Spring. Our grounds have Bocce ball, corn hole, a playground for kids, and we’re pet friendly. Sip our new whites and red wines. Get ready for an amazing weekend down by the gorgeous pond!

Secret Ravine – Secret Ravine, located minutes off I-80 in Loomis, will be hosting visitors to an array of unique wines. New to our portfolio is Verdelho, an off-dry white wine of tropical fruit and honeysuckle, lemon zest and stone fruit that leads to a silky finish. Other wines will include our popular Montepulciano, the ever-pleasing Cabernet Franc, boastful Miners Red and award-winning Rattlesnake Red. We offer a wide selection of gift items, plenty of parking, and a picnic area just outside the winery door. See you soon!

Viña Castellano – At Viña we are doing 3 new wine releases, a barrel tasting, and will have an education sensory perception game of 9 Scents. If you guess all 9 correct, you get a 10% discount on purchase of wine that day. Don’t miss the fun!

Wise Villa – Sip into Spring guests will enjoy 5 tastes of our award-winning wines, relaxing music in our Tuscan-style bistro, beautiful vineyard views, and a complimentary wine tour at 1pm on both days. We will be offering gourmet food, estate wine by the glass and bottle, sangria, craft beer, and barrel-aged hard apple cider (all at an additional cost). Saturday evening from 5pm-9pm join us for a decadent dinner. Please make a dinner reservation in advance 916-543-0323.

MORE EVENT INFO:  Call/text 916-412-6142.

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