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Sierra Foothills

Beautiful scenery pairs well with a glass of wine. Famous attractions like Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe offer breathtaking examples of our state’s natural abundance, while just a short drive away, local vineyards in the Sierra Foothills serve up wines of abundant flavor and variety. The epicenter of the California Gold Rush, this area attracted thousands of immigrants who sought fortune in the mines—and left their vines in the soil. Ghost towns still dot the area, serving as reminders of the Wild West.
Sierra Foothills wineries

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Events in Sierra Foothills

Grape Days of Summer on the Placer Wine Trail

July 20—21, 2019

Auburn, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, Newcastle, Meadow Vista, and Rocklin

Celebrate local wine, local food, and local agriculture during an annual PASSPORT-STYLE self-guided tour of the Placer Wine Trail during Grape Days of Summer!

Cost: $30 and up

Address & Location:
Placer Wine Trail, Auburn, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, Newcastle, Meadow Vista, and Rocklin, CA

Website: placerwine.com

Details: Grape Days of Summer is an annual Placer Wine Trail 2-day open-house event hosted by Placer County Vintners Association (PCVA). Enjoy wine tasting and food at every winery, music (at most locations), and educational experiences at participating wineries along the trail. Guests can learn about local agriculture and winemaking, combined with a unique and educational experience. Learn about winemaking techniques, equipment, grapes, farming, and more!

WINEderLUST Renegade Wine, Art & Music Festival

Saturday, September 7

Placerville

A wine bazaar, festival and concert featuring the best in El Dorado wines, local brews, art, music, live performance, food trucks, artisan vendors, historic reenactors and more! Art, wine and culture will be taking over the street! Full stage and live local bands.

Cost: $28

Address & Location:
Main Street, Placerville, CA

Website: eldoradowines.org

Details: A wine bazaar, festival and concert featuring the best in El Dorado wines, local brews, art, music, live performance, food trucks, artisan vendors, historic reenactors and more! Art, wine and culture will be taking over the street! Full stage and live local bands.

9th Annual Barbera Festival in Amador Wine Country

Saturday, September 14

Terra d'Oro Winery Meadow, Plymouth

An outdoor wine and food festival like no other celebrating all things Barbera. Taste American renditions of the Italian classic varietal, Barbera, from more than 70 wineries coming from across California.

Cost: Varies

Address & Location:
Terra d'Oro Winery Meadow, 20680 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth, CA 95669, Plymouth, CA

Website: amadorwine.com

Details: An outdoor wine and food festival like no other celebrating all things Barbera. Taste American renditions of the Italian classic varietal, Barbera, from more than 70 wineries coming from across California. Relax with some live music from renowned musicians and satisfy your shopping bug with offerings from more than 30 artists and craft vendors.