The topography, soil, and climate of Placer County are perfect for wine grapes as it is similar to Southern France and Italy both in temperature and soil content.  In the long summer months, grapes are easily ripened to perfection culminating in wine that is rich and deep in color and flavor.

Bear River Winery
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Bear River Winery was founded in 2009 at the north end of Lake Combie on the banks of the Bear River in Meadow Vista.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé, Sangiovese, Syrah, Late Harvest
Hours: Sat - Sun Noon - 5pm
Tasting Fee: Complimentary
Phone: 530-878-8959
Address: 2751 Combie Road
City: Meadow Vista
Boa Vista Orchards
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Open daily in the heart of beautiful Apple Hill, Boa Vista Orchards is nestled next to picturesque Carson Road, a short distance from the quaint town of Placerville. Our apple barn, bakery, picnic grounds, and wine tasting is Open Every Day!

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Red Blend, Syrah, Dessert, Dolcetto
Features: Pet Friendly, Picnic Area, Restaurant/Food Service
Hours: Daily 8am - 5pm
Phone: 530-622-5522
Address: 2952 Carson Road
City: Placerville
Bonitata Boutique Wine
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Bonitata Boutique Wine prides itself on attention to detail. Each wine is handcrafted and barrel-aged then bottled at the right moment to deliver that special taste to your palate.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Charbono, Red Blend, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, White Blend
Hours: Wed-Sun: 1pm - 6pm (and by appointment)
Phone: 530-305-0449
Address: 291 Auburn Folsom Road
City: Auburn
Canto Ao Vinho
Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Graciano, Grenache Rosé, Merlot, Petit Sirah, Red Blend, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Tinta Cåo, Touriga Nacional, Zinfandel
Phone: 530-633-0234
Address: 3065 Wintun Way
City: Wheatland
Casque Wines
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Casque wines were created with one goal in mind – to produce small lots of wine from the absolute best vineyard sources in the Sierra Foothills and surrounding areas.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Franc, Red Blend, Red Rhône Blend, Rosé, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, White Rhône Blend, Vermentino
Features: Restaurant/Food Service
Hours: Fri 11am - 8pm, Sat - Sun 11am - 5pm
Tasting Fee: $5 (refunded with bottle purchase)
Phone: 916-652-2250
Address: 9280 Horseshoe Bar Road
City: Loomis
Ciotti Cellars
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Ciotti Cellars is a small production winery located in Placer County. Small production means we focus on making small lots of ultra-premium wines for your enjoyment.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese, Zinfandel
Hours: Fri - Sun Noon - 5pm
Tasting Fee: $5/pp (waived with purchase)
Phone: 916-534-8780
Address: 3285 Crosby Herold Rd
City: Lincoln
Cristaldi Vineyards
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Cristaldi Vineyards is a small family winery passionate about preserving the art and tradition of our wine heritage.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Albariño, Barbera, Garnacha, Grenache, Merlot, Red Blend, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Dolcetto
Hours: By appointment only
Tasting Fee: $6/pp (3-wine flights)
Phone: 916-759-1291
Address: 4060 Ridge Drive
City: Loomis
Davis Dean Cellars
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Davis Dean Cellars is an award-winning boutique winery that produces wines from Placer County, Lodi and Napa Valley.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Zinfandel, Chardonnay
Phone: 916-644-0495
Address: 448 Lincoln Blvd. Ste. 203
City: Lincoln
Dono dal Cielo
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A true Estate Vineyard, Dono dal Cielo has been nurtured and grown with care and experience over the past several years.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Port, Late Harvest
Hours: Thu - Sun Noon - 5pm
Phone: 530-888-0101
Address: 6100 Wise Road
City: Newcastle
Fawnridge Winery
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All of Fawnridge wines are handcrafted with particular care in keeping quality high at an affordable price.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Barbera, Chardonnay, Port, Primitivo, Red Blend, Sauvignon Blanc
Hours: Fri - Sun 10am 5pm or by appointment
Phone: 530-887-9522
Address: 5560 Fawnridge Road
City: Auburn

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