Bear River will be pouring a flight including two bronze and one silver medal winner (Barbera, Tempranillo and Primitivo). We’ll be adding some barrel sampled Late Harvest Barbera and Syrah port paired with assorted chocolates. Tasting will be outdoors in our picnic area under the umbrellas. This year we have eleven new American black belly lambs. (Note: Participating Saturday 5/22 Only)
Bonitata: Choose 5 tastes from white, red, sweet & sparkling wines and sample the yet-to-be released Sagrantino & Nero D’Avola. Sparkling wines include Rose, Pomegranate, Peach/Mango & Strawberry – VIPs get Wine Club Member Discounts for the day! Purchase any 3 Sparkling Wines for just $40, 20% off any wine purchase and buy 2 wines and get a select third for just a dollar and case discounts starting at $100! (Note: Not participating on Sunday 5/23),
Cante ao Vinho: Take a trip around the world with Cante owner/winemakers Tom & Frank Farinha! Taste seven different wines originating from Spain, France, Italy and Farinha Family-favorite, Portugal. Sip & enjoy while the brothers tell stories of the wines and winemaking. Four wines will be specially paired with individually prepared bites to compliment each of the wines. You experience will conclude with Sweet Dreams port & chocolate.
Casque Wines: Chat w/winemaker Tim and get exclusive, early-access to the 2020 Picpoul Blanc and select library wines.
Ciotti Cellars: Enjoy a special Reserve Flight tasting plus new releases. Live music on Saturday. (Note: not participating Sunday 5/23).
Cristaldi Vineyards: Enjoy a special library tasting of our signature sangiovese.
Dono dal Cielo: Enjoy a flight of 4 Estate Zinfandels served with special chocolates. Test your cork knowledge and explore a self-guided presentation about cork and where it comes from. Live Music 1-4pm. (Note: not participating Friday 5/21).
Dora Dain: Experience a new winery in development from vineyard to glass – see the beautiful Lincoln countryside and taste outdoors. Bring your sense of adventure and leave with a pleased palate. Enjoy a new release or barrel tasting for VIPs. (Note: not participating Sunday 5/23).
Fawnridge: Enjoy award winning wine selections, including library wines, gourmet cheese pairings and a discussion of the history of our winery and vineyards all presented by the owners. (Note: not participating Sunday 5/23).
Hill Top Oaks: Check out Placer’s newest winery, usually open for private events only. Taste a flight of four wines, meet the owners & winemaker and hear the inspiration for the wine.
Lone Buffalo: “Release the Rhones” – Get a quick primer on the 5 “S’s” of wine tasting from our certified sommelier Paul & enjoy an exclusive VIP Only flight of pre-release and small-lot JBrand wines (3 Rhone Blends plus the individual varietals that go in them). Current releases available upon request too! Special discounts and unreleased wines will be available for purchase by VIPs only. (West Coast Taco Bar Food Truck on site 5/22 for those that are x-tra hungry!)
Mount Saint Joseph – Vin Uva: Taste Chardonnay, Syrah, The Confession blend, Petit Verdot & Atlas Peak Cabernet Franc paired with a “small bite” for each wine.
Mt. Vernon: Experience the new and exclusive park-like, members-only “Wine Club Island” for a day! Meet the owner & winemaker, taste samples directly from the barrel (noon-3pm only) and enjoy the live musical stylings of Heather McAdams.
PaZa: Enjoy special VIP tasting and seating on the crushpad, overlooking the vineyard.
*JUST ADDED! Rancho Roble: “Sip, Sparkle & Shine!” Join Rancho’s tasting room manager and wine maker on Saturday with perfectpicnics916 and enjoy Rose and Sparkling Wine! (Note: Available Saturday Only).
Secret Ravine: Get exclusive seating in the outdoor cabana. Go through a tasting of specially selected wines and tour the new winery and barrel facility.
Vina Castellano: Enjoy a special sensory perception experience and live music Saturday from 12-3 and Sunday from 1-4.
Wise Villa: Cellar-master James will be on-hand to mix and mingle with guests, talk everything wine and give mini-tours and barrel tastings.