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Winemakers share struggles, triumphs on annual ag tour

The focus was on wine Friday as the Placer County Agricultural Tour visited three Auburn-area vineyards to teach community decision-makers about the industry and its future in Plac ...

Local wines win the day

It’s been over a month, and I’m still in “shock and awe” at the quality of wines donated by 12 local winemakers and a cider-maker to the second annual Confluence Festival W ...

Flavors of the Foothills: Off the Rack

Take the flavors of Placer County, put them in a glass, swirl them around and inhale the fragrance. Chances are, you’ll be savoring the fruits of the local winemaking industry. ...

Crush means grape expectations

Local winemakers aren’t going anywhere this fall. “Fall’s, unfortunately, not vacation time in the wine business,” Paul Burns of Ophir Wines said with a laugh. With fal ...