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Open for tastings on Friday through Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.

Bear River Winery was founded in 2009 at the north end of Lake Combie on the banks of the Bear River in Meadow Vista. We are a family operated boutique micro wine grower producing small case lots of hand crafted wines using traditional methods from grapes sourced in and around Placer, Nevada and El Dorado county vineyards.  We are currently offering six wines for tasting. Our Barbera flight is all produced from Barbera grapes sourced from Viani Vineyards in Pilot Hill.

Bonitata Boutique Wine prides itself on attention to details. Each wine is handcrafted and barrel aged then bottled at the right moment to deliver that special taste to your palate. Our grapes are hand-picked from vineyards located in the Sierra Foothills. The grapes are picked just at the right balance of sugar, pH and acid to produce a very special wine. You can meet the winemaker and ask questions or tour the winery.

Bonitata Boutique Wine is located in the original Bernhard Winery founded in 1874, located at the Bernhard Museum adjacent to the Gold Country Fair Grounds. This historic building is made of stone with two foot thick walls which are partially buried into the hillside. The perfect storage for our hand crafted wines. After enjoying your wine tasting you can take a tour of the rest of the museum. Parking is located at the main museum parking lot just a short walk from the winery. The winery is also available for rent for that special occasion (anniversary, birthday, wedding, etc).

CANTE AO VINHO

www.canteaovinho.com
530-632-8058
5250 Front St.
Rocklin, CA 95677
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am — 5 pm

Cante Ao Vinho is a Family Winery which enjoys making wine in the Old World style. Owned and run by the Farinha Family near the old Camp Far West out post along the Bear River. We make a verity of wines, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian. We love three things, Variety, Sharing our wines with people who enjoy great wine, and having Fun doing it. Very much the old world way. There are ways to make wine that are ready to drink now, or a way where you must wait for them. And the prize is great.

Although we do not have much patience ourselves the wines are well worth waiting for. Our Tasting Room is in the 1905 granite Joesph Barudoni building at 5250 Front Steet, Rocklin across from the Old Saint Mary’s Chapel. How fitting our old world wines in a time gone by granite building.

CASQUE WINES

www.casquewines.com
9280 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650
916-652-2250
Open Friday & Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm and by appointment, 8 pm on Fridays (Spring-Fall)

Casque produces small lots of hand crafted Rhone and Bordeaux style wines from the absolute best vineyard sources in the California Sierra Foothills. They embrace the time-honored French tradition of blending several different varietals together to create a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.

After spending several years making their wines at other local wineries, Casque Wines recently completed their own production facility at 3273 Swetzer Road in downtown Loomis CA just in time for their 2011 crush. This urban production facility is also a tasting room by day and a wine bar at night located next to Loomis Basin Brewing. Patrons will enjoy wine on the patio with fire pits and outdoor heaters. For inclement weather wine is served inside the winery.

Casque Wines features live acoustical music fire side every Saturday evening from 5-8pm focusing on singer/songwriter artists with no cover charge. They invite people to enjoy the fire pits while listening to some original and mainstream music under the stars. Many more activities are being planned including the start-up of open mic night and outdoor movies in the spring time.

CIOTTI CELLARS

www.ciotticellars.com
916-534-8780
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis CA. 95650
Friday – Sunday, 12 to 5 pm

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. Because of this limited production we’re able to pay extra attention to details creating wines rich in aromas, deep in color and character with velvety finishes. Using only the finest grapes grown in the Placer County / Napa Valley regions we’ve been able to create a little sunshine in a bottle.

Generations after Generations of winemakers have been born in the Ciotti family. As young boys, Giuseppe and Archangelo heard stories of how their Grandfather emigrated from Italy stowed away in a wine barrel to begin a new life in America. As young men they, watched their Grandfather Father and Uncle’s make Hand Crafted Wines as a part of their culture and heritage. Today Ciotti Cellars is committed to making sure that same time honored family tradition continues, carefully cultivating and selecting only quality fruit to make premium hand crafted wine’s to be enjoyed and shared with family and friends.

Tastings by appointment only, April – November.

At Cristaldi Vineyards we have a true passion for artisanal winegrowing. In the vineyard and in the winery we focus on the most natural and traditional techniques possible as we are committed to crafting truly authentic estate wines, wines of elegance and depth, with a vibrancy and resonance that recalls the living vineyard of their origin. We hope you will find our passion evident in every bottle, as we believe our philosophy promotes the right conditions to create food-friendly wines with true varietal character and a definitive sense of place. The Estate specializes in producing limited production single-vineyard and field-blended estate wines and extra virgin olive oils, hand-crafted in the finest old-world tradition.

DAVIS DEAN CELLARS

www.davisdeancellars.com
New Rocklin tasting room location opening soon.
916-644-0495
Rocklin, CA 95765

Coming soon: New Rocklin tasting room location
Private tasting available by appointment

Davis Dean Cellars is an award-winning boutique winery that produces wines from Placer County, Lodi and Napa Valley. Our wines are produced and bottled right in the heart of Rocklin. You will often here us say that our hands touch every grape on their way to the bottle. We are a family run winery that places the utmost emphasis on the quality of our wines. We hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoy producing them for you. Cheers

DONO DAL CIELO VINEYARD AND WINERY

www.donodalcielo.com
530-888-0101
6100 Wise Road
Newcastle, CA 95658
Thursday – Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.

A true Estate Vineyard, Dono dal Cielo has been nurtured and grown with care and experience over the past several years. Our award-winning Zinfandels are the foundation on which a legacy of exquisite wine and master craftsmanship is being built.

Friday – Sunday,  11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and by appointment

Owners Stewart & Stephanie Perry planted their vineyards 5 years ago. They hand-craft all of the Fawnridge wines with particular care in keeping quality high at an affordable price. All of their current releases will be available and barrel sampling of upcoming new releases such as Barbera & Zinfandel will be offered. Their tasting area is located inside the winery for a very personal look at the winery.

FORTEZZA WINERY

www.fortezzawinery.com
916-502-5412
10555 Harris Road
Auburn, CA 95603

Fortezza Winery’s tasting room is currently closed.  We are scheduled to reopen in the Fall of 2016. However, If our sign is out on Mt. Vernon Road, we’re open!  If not, please visit us on your next trip to Placer County wine country.  Salute!

Fortezza Winery is a small estate of 18 acres located in the beautiful rolling Sierra foothills of Auburn California, near California’s Gold Country.  We are growing the “other” Sierra gold.  Here at Fortezza we are committed to giving personal attention and special care to each and every vine.  We planted our vineyards in 2006 with Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Primitivo and Viognier wine grapes.  They have thrived in our warm climate.  We are proud to present the wine from our estate grown vineyard to you this year.

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