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With 20 wineries and counting, Placer County has re-embraced its heritage as a viable California wine-producing region. Located in the Sierra Foothills American Viticultural Area (AVA), Placer County wineries offer a refreshing change from the more commercialized and less personal wine tasting experiences of larger wine regions. Most Placer wineries are family-owned and operated, have small vineyards and the winemakers themselves are part of the charm, making Placer County a newly sought-after destination for a more personalized and unique wine-tasting experience. Due to the favorable nature of the climate and soil, you’ll find a diverse array of varieties, especially those of Italian, Iberian and Rhône origins.
California is the birthplace of the American craft brewing movement and at the forefront of the industry’s growth. Today, more breweries call California home than any other state in the nation. As of December 2017, more than 900 craft breweries are in operation across the state, more than any other state in the nation. Ranging in style from the traditional brewpub model to the cutting-edge “farm brewery”, Placer County has 12 unique and award-winning craft breweries to visit and enjoy.
Suggested Day Trips
Wine & Ale Trail Map
Wine Trail Map
Wine and Ale Trail Guide
Placer Wine Trail Website