Placer County Wine Trail: What’s new for summer

THE PLACER COUNTY WINE TRAIL is a series of family-run, boutique wineries dedicated to preserving the winemaking legacy of the foothills.

Just a short 30 minute drive from Sacramento, the trail runs from Lincoln to Newcastle and Auburn and is easily accessible from Interstate 80 and Highway 49.

Summer on the Placer County Wine Trail:

•Friday Night Flights and Art Walk at the Auburn Holiday Inn.
Stroll through the Holiday Inn courtyard, taste wine and view local artwork. From 5-7 p.m., through August 31. For more information, call the Holiday Inn Auburn at 530- 887-8787 or visit

•Fountains Summer Art & Wine Stroll On July 21, this wine tasting event at the Fountains in Roseville features the wineries of the Placer County Wine Trail, local artists and munchies from area restaurants. Taste local wines and listen to the blues music of Johnny O, the Blue Fo’s and Connor James as part of the Fountains summer concert series.

Grape Days of Summer On August 4-5, enjoy wine tasting, small plates of food and music at more than 15 wineries on the Placer County Wine Trail.

Participating wineries are Bonitata, Casque, Ciotti, Cristaldi, Dono dal Cielo, Fawnridge, Fortezza, Lone Buffalo, Mt. Vernon, PaZa, Pescatore, Popie, Rancho Roble, Secret Ravine, Viña Castellano and Wise Villa. For more information, visit WineTrail

B&B for Wine Escapes
The Power’s Mansion Inn in downtown Auburn, dating back to 1884, makes an ideal home-base for a getaway.

It is a well-restored B&B, centrally located in the heart of the Gold Country. It has 15 themed bedrooms, authentic furnishings and a charming lobby with a traditional tea service.

An Irish-themed restaurant and bar, also on the premises, is a fun gathering spot. The Power’s Mansion Inn specializes in wine escapes, which include a chauffeur-driven private bus tour of the nearby wineries for the day.

195 Harrison Ave. Auburn, 530-305-5053

(Viña Castellano, by Barry Walton)

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