Donate a toy for tots & enjoy The Holidays in the Hills

Donate a toy for tots & enjoy The Holidays in the Hills

20 Placer County wineries host 4th Annual Holiday in the Hills event featuring wine tasting for a great cause


AUBURN, Calif., November 25, 2012 –Visit the Placer County Wine Trail for Holidays in the Hills this December 14th and 15th for wine tasting and holiday festivities. Just bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Marine Toys for Tots foundation and you’ll receive complimentary wine tasting at 20 wineries, meet the wine makers, enjoy sweet treats and more.

Admission is free with a toy donation and you may start your tour at any participating winery.  Visitors also have the chance to win a case of Placer County Wines and other prizes.

When: December 14thand 15th from 11:00 am to 5:00pm

Where: Placer County Wine Trail -Auburn, Lincoln, Loomis, Newcastle & Meadow Vista

20 Participating Wineries will offer a variety of Holidays in the Hills activities, in addition to complimentary wine tasting, including:

Casque Wines will be offering special discounts on selected wines all weekend, along with small bites to pair with our wines.

Bonitata Boutique wine will have 10% off wine sales and will serve two homemade chocolate truffles infused with 2009 Barbera and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bear River Winery will be offering complimentary tasting of six wines featuring our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and a flight of Barbera paired with assorted chocolates. Meet the winemakers and enjoy 1/2 and full case discounts on our wines. We will have holiday decorations, crafts and cheerful seasonal music.

Davis Dean will be sampling holiday goodies, and offering10 percent off the purchase of $50 or more.

Dono dal Cielo will have live music on Saturday and Sunday and a kids Holiday Craft Corner.

Fawnridge Winery will feature local artist Hana Nicholson of Nicholson’s Blown Glass Studio working “live” on a painting and offering unique jewelry and wine ornaments.

Lone Buffalo Vineyards will be hosting live music from 1:00 to 4:00pm both days and food will be available for purchase from Auburn BBQ Company Food Truck.

Mt. Vernon Winery will offer wine and food pairing, fine chocolates, barrel tasting, live music from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. both days and case discounts.

Pescatore will have cheese tastings and a holiday bazaar featuring fresh gourmet flavors, holiday tins, stationery and handmade crafts.

Popie Wines will serve mulled “spice” wine from its newly released 2010 Basin Red (Barbera/Syrah blend) along with treats to pair with Popie Wines.

River Rock Ranch Lindemann Winery will provide music and cheese plates, along with an hourly gift surprise for guests.

Secret Ravine Vineyards will be all lit up for Christmas and will have select Library Wines available for tasting.

Vina Castellano will feature four wine cocktails for Holiday parties, recipes and demonstrations as well as holiday pairing lists and boutique items, perfect for holiday gifts.

Wise Villa Winery will offer a tour and barrel tasting to all guests, finishing with a wine and food mini-pairing of tri-tip steak and Cabernet Sauvignon, and live music Sundayfrom1:00 to 5:00 pm.

For a complete list of participating Holiday in the Hills wineries with venue details and directions please visit

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