Placer Wine Trail this summer & go to Lone Buffalo

“FINE WINES, FEW SIGNS” JOKE DEDICATED fans who visit Lone Buffalo Vineyards in Auburn. Off the beaten path —just south of I-80 and at the end of a lane in the Shirland Tract area — this boutique winery is a hidden gem on the Placer County Wine Trail. Winemaker and Owner Phil Maddux has more […]

Tempting Tempranillos at Lone Buffalo, Vina Castellano

TEMPRANILLO, SPAIN’S “NOBLE” GRAPE, is making a noble showing in Placer County. Two Auburn wineries, Lone Buffalo and Viña Castellano, won Silver medals at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for their vintages of this full-bodied red wine. Tempranillo, pronounced “tem-rah-nee-yo,” is from the Rioja region of Spain. Its name is derived from “temprano,” […]