Sample some of the award winning wines of the Placer County Wineries. Most of these wineries are located in and around the cities of Auburn, Lincoln, Loomis, and Newcastle. Prior to Prohibition, there were more wineries in this county than the Napa Valley. Small wineries are being established once again in this scenic foothill region.
Plan a wine tasting visit soon to these emerging California wineries.
The Placer wineries offer splendid wines and the personal attention of small family owned wineries who are eager to share their wines with you.
With elevation ranging from 800 to 2000 feet this region experiences warm summer days with significantly cooler evenings. Syrah and various Italian varietals thrive in these conditions.
Discover why the Sierra Foothills produces grapes that result in distinctive high quality wines.
Placer County Wineries
Amour Privé Winery
Address: 2337 Commercial St., Auburn
Telephone: (530_ 878-5558
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Open Wed-Sat / 11am-8pm; Sun / 11am-5pm
Bear River Winery
Address: 2751 Combie Rd, Meadow Vista, CA
Telephone: (530) 878-8959
Open Fri.-Sun. noon-5PM
Bear River Winery had its first crush in 2009. Wines include Rose, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Syrah, and a Port Style Dessert Wine.
Bonitata Boutique Winery
Address: 291 Auburn Folsom Rd, Auburn, CA
This small boutique winery produces a variety of wines. Don’t miss their signature wine called Silhouette, which is a blend of barbera and carbon grapes.
Address: 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA
Open Thurs.-Sun. 11AM – 5 PM
Casque Winery specializes in Bordeaux and Rhone style wines. Their award winning wines include Cabernet Franc and Port. This tasting room is located at The Flower Farm.
Address: 3285 Crosby Herold Rd., Lincoln, CA
Open Fri.-Sun. Noon-5PM
Enjoy bold red wines at this Placer County winery. Be sure to taste their delicious Cabernet Franc.
Davis Dean Cellars
Address: 448 Lincoln Blvd #203, Lincoln, CA 95648
Weekends 11AM – 5PM
Dono dal Cielo, An Estate Vineyard
Address: 5960 Wise Road, Newcastle, CA 95658
Telephone: (916) 408-2233
Open Saturdays noon – 4 PM.
Dona dal Cielo specializes in Zinfandel.
Address: 5560 Fawnridge Road, Auburn, CA 95602
Telephone: (530) 887-9522
Open Saturdays 11 AM – 4 PM.
This small winery produces Barbera, Sauvignon, Port, and Chardonnay. Enjoy a picnic overlooking the Sacramento Valley.
Lone Buffalo Vineyards
Address: 7505 Wise Rd., Auburn, CA 95603
Telephone: (916) 663-4486
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon-5PM.
This small family owned winery produces Viognier, Blanc Vionier, Sangiovese Rose, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tempranillo.
Mt. Vernon Winery
Address: 10850 Mt. Vernon Rd., Auburn, CA 95603
Telephone: (530) 823-1111
Open Thursday – Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM.
This family owned Placer County winery produces Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Port, Petite Sirah, and Chardonnay.
Address: 7870 Santini Lane, Newcastle, CA 95658
Telephone: (916) 531-3055
Open by appointment only.
This winery specializes in producing handcrafted Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Petite Sirah.
PaZa Vineyard and Winery
Address: 2970 Delmar Ave, Loomis, CA
Open weekends noon-5PM
Wines include red blends, Petite Sirah, Barbera, Primitivo, and Rose. They have a lovely Albarino and a bold Zinfandel for all of the Zinfandel lovers out there.
Pescatore Vineyard and Winery
Address: 7055 Ridge Road, Newcastle, California 95658
Telephone: (916) 663-1422
Pescatore is a family owned winery featuring Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Barbera wines.
Rancho Roble Vineyards
Address: 340 Fleming Road, Lincoln, CA 95648
Telephone: (916) 645-2075
Open for wine tasting by appointment only.
This Lincoln winery produces Barbera, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
River Rock Ranch
Address: 6024 Prairie Way, Lincoln, CA
Telephone: (916) 408-3855
Open Fri.-Sun. Noon-4PM
Rock Hill Winery
Address: 2970 Delmar Ave, Loomis, CA
Rock Hill Winery produces a variety of reasonably priced wines. Wines include Chardonnay,
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah. Check out their website for information on their summer concerts.
Secret Ravine Vineyards and Winery
Address: 4390 Gold Trail Way, Loomis, CA 95650
Open weekends noon to 4 PM.
This winery and vineyard are located near Secret Ravine Creek, in the Loomis Basin. A large portion of the grapes used to produce their wine comes from land that was a vineyard from 1870 – 1954. Wines produced include Zinfandel, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Barbera, and Sangiovese.
Address: 4590 Bell Road, Auburn, CA 95602
Telephone: (530) 889-2855
This is one of the Placer County wineries that specializes in handcrafted small limited release wines. Wines include Syrah Rosé, Tempranillo, Syrah and Cabernet Franc.
Wise Villa Winery
Address: 4200 Wise Rd, Lincoln, CA
Telephone: (916) 543-0323
Open Wed.- Thurs. 3-6PM; Weekends 11AM – 5PM
Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Rose, and Tempranillo. Dine at the bistro at this winery.
If you have visited any of these Placer County wineries, we would love to hear about your visit. Please share your experiences in the comment section below.