Sierra Foothills

Sierra Foothills

Silver Fox Vineyards

Silver Fox Vineyards, established in 1989,
is owned and operated by Karen and Marvin Silver.
Dedicated to quality, Silver Fox makes premium
hand-crafted wines. The owners personally farm
2 1/2 acres of vineyards. In addition, two other
growers in the nearby Sierra Foothills farm grapes.
Silver Fox is located near Yosemite National Park,
at an elevation of 3000 feet, where the warm days
and cool nights help the grapes develop the
complex and intense flavors needed to produce
their gold medal winning wines.

Karmere Vineyards & Winery

Karmere is a good gateway winery. It has the light, fruity champagnes almond, raspberry and regular. They offer a wide range of Zinfandels and other reds here too. The wines are named after the females members of the family. Could the the place for a wedding or special occasion, beautifully designed for events. Spent quite awhile there, tasting at the counter and barrel-tasting as well.

Rancho Roble

Mark and Therese Adams have deep roots in vine growing and wine making and they have planted these roots in Western Placer County. The vineyards “Syrah Noir” planted in 1999 and “Barbera” planted in 2000 are producing luscious fruit. The Adams selected the Barbera grape because of its rich history in the area. The Italian Barbera was originally introduced to Placer County by the 49’ers during the 19th century Gold Rush. Rancho Roble is;

OPEN Saturdays Noon to 4:00 pm;
CLOSED Sunday & Monday
Open by appointment Tuesday through Friday

Chiarella Wines

athan and Carlyn Carella followed a dream that has become a reality with their family owned and operated winery and vineyard.

The name Chiarella (pronounced "Kee-ah-rel-lah") pays homage to their Italian heritage and original spelling of the family name.
The winery produces completely hand-crafted wines, and is located, with the vineyards, 3 miles north of Angels Camp.

PARAV1 Vineyards

The bold reds and smooth flavors, that Tom painstakingly handcrafts from each pure varietal, leaves one craving more and more. The wine is a bit pricier than most places around but it is for a very good reason. The winery is beautiful. The staff are friendly.

Deaver Vineyards

Ken Deaver stoops his broad shoulders to uncork a bottle of Zinfandel, wearing his trade-
mark denims and cowboy hat, and you soon learn that Ken knows his wines. And his grapes.

As you look upon Deaver’s 300 acres you will see 140-year-old Zinfindel vines and eight acres of Mission vines, so called because they were brought from Mexico by the Jesuits and Franciscans. The Deaver mission vines were planted around 1854 by Ken Deaver's great grandfather John A. Davis.

Montevina Winery

This is a fun place to try some of the Terra d'Oro and Montevina wines you normally wouldn't find elsewhere to purchase. For everyday drinking, I'm a fan of these wines. These folks produce a lot of wines and it is a bit hard to do everyone right when you produce so many. However, you will find a few gems and it is a lovely winery to visit.

Latchem Vineyards

It was a cold, overcast day and there was a delicious stew in the crockpot that made the whole place smell amazing! Ate stew, drank wine and just really enjoyed the visit to Latchem Vineyards. The atmosphere was laid back like you were visiting a friend. All the wines were good and affordable. Their brownies pair wonderfully with their port.

Lone Buffalo Vineyards

Lone Buffalo Vineyards, launched in 2007 in Auburn, CA is the culmination of owner and winemaker Phil Maddux’s thirty-five year passion for wine making. The buffalo's power and resilience in the face of encroaching civilization symbolizes hope and renewal for humanity and harmony among all people. Here in the Sierra foothills, Lone Buffalo Vineyards symbolizes this same hope and renewal with its contribution to the re-emergence of the wine-making tradition in Placer County.

Stonehouse Vineyards & Winery

Quaint wine tasting room included cheese, croutons and chocolates to taste with their port. Seems to be the only tasting room serving mature wines from 2003 and 2004. The 2004 Legacy Cab was awesome. If they were charging, I didn't notice since we purchased several bottles.

Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.


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