Carpe Vino

No need to settle for mediocre melons in Placer County

A French poet once said “there are three things which cannot support mediocrity — poetry, wine and melons.” A bad melon is truly terrible. There is no disguising ...

Wine buffs turn pro with dream acreage

When Mike and Diane Naggiar purchased acreage for a vineyard near the Placer-Nevada county line, their dream was to grow and sell wine grapes. Ten years later, they are not only ...

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. ...