Mt. Vernon Winery

Sip Auburn opens in Old Town

Taste local wine, take in the art, shop for gifts and sample the menu. It’s all part of the ambiance at Sip Auburn in Old Town. Proprietor Matt Wozniak, owner of Amour Priv ...

Wine makers unhampered by drought

Placer County wine makers are not feeling the effects of current drought conditions despite popular belief to the contrary. For wine makers throughout the region, the general scar ...

Placer County wineries represent region well at 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Placer County wineries clean up at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. If it sounds familiar, it’s only because th ...

Foothill winemakers anticipate vintage haul in 2013

By all accounts, it was a pretty good year for the wine industry in the foothills. Between the relative lack of rain in the first few months of the year and the overall even temper ...

‘Grape Days of Summer’ a great way to explore region

Everyone’s talking about “farm to table” these days, but it’s nothing new to wineries. Most of their tasting rooms are but a walk from where the grapes are ...

Placer County winemakers take home the hardware

While it doesn’t hold the pedigree of Napa or the popularity of Sonoma, Placer County held its own at the largest competition of American wines in the world, the San Francisc ...

AgFocus: Grape harvest

You’re going to be hard-pressed to find a winemaker taking a break this time of year. It’s harvest time, when the grapes wineries have worked so hard to bring to sugary ...

Mt. Vernon excited about recent wine wins

Mt. Vernon Winery has a lot to celebrate this summer. Owners Jim and Lynda Taylor — son Ryan Taylor is head winemaker — recently found out they’d received nine ribbons in t ...