The sound of wine being poured into a glass. The aromas of tannins, spice, damp earth, tobacco and brambleberries. The clink of glasses that wraps around the ears. The taste that tells the story of the earth, the grapes, the weather and the craftsman that wrangled the juice of an ancient fruit into an experience of the soul. This is wine. Wine is not merely made. Wine is coddled, it is transformed, it has magic flowing through it. Truth. And a divine alchemy. Drinking good wine with good friends and lovers is one of life’s most sought after, and simple, pleasures. The cultivated hills around Auburn celebrate the wonders of this secret art form with wines of distinction that the vinous world is only just discovering.
“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine” — Ernest Hemingway
Our local vineyards have become havens for connoisseurs. The most award-winning vineyard in North America is in our backyard. Most of our wineries are still family-owned and multi-generational. You’ll meet the winemakers. You’ll taste their passion. Beautifully designed tasting rooms, charming wine caves and some of the most romantic picnic spots await at our local wineries. Pull the cork, pour and prepare to bring some bottles home.