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Wild Vines & Brew opens in Rocklin

Establishment features local wine and craft beers
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Rocklin’s night life is getting a new entrant with a very local flair.

Maria Trunzo, a local businesswoman whose family has owned and operated businesses in Rocklin since 1983, recently opened Wild Vines & Brew, serving Sierra Foothill wines and craft beer.

“When I considered what venture I wanted to take on, the idea of an establishment offering local wines and crafted beer seemed a perfect fit,” Trunzo said. “We have great local products and I wanted to be a part of showcasing them.”

Wild Vines & Brew also offers small plate appetizers such as cheese plates and shrimp cocktails. Trunzo plans to expand food options as the business grows.

Trunzo, a longtime member of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce and active community member, has owned two other businesses – most recently operating an advertising promotional company.

“I love Rocklin and the South Placer community,” she said. “The support I’ve received in the past has been tremendous and we are off to a great start now with Wild Vines & Brew. I wanted to create a place where both the wine drinkers and the beer drinkers would enjoy the flavors of Placer County. Wild Vines & Brew is the perfect place for our community to enjoy local drinks together in a fun, relaxing yet sociable atmosphere.”

Trunzo’s family has long been active in Rocklin – her mother; Marilyn Stern, owned an insurance agen-cy in town where Maria worked for many years.

Local vintners are welcoming the opportunity to work with Wild Vines.

“Wise Villa Winery is very excited to have our locally grown and produced award-winning wines at the region’s newest and most exciting wine bar, Wild Vines & Brew,” said Grover Lee, owner and head winemaker at Wise Villa Winery, outside Lincoln. “They are definitely the place to go for the opportunity to taste the amazing craft wines and beers produced in our Sierra Foothills, and their incredible selection proves why our region is establishing a reputation for unparalleled quality.”

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Wild Vines & Brew

Where: 6508 Lonetree Blvd., near RC Willey

Hours: 3-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 3-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; local music starts at 6 p.m. Fridays

Info: www.facebook.com/wildvinesandbrew or 716-1479