Placer County Real Estate
The Placer Wine Trail
With 23 wineries and counting, Placer County has re-embraced its heritage as a viable California wine-producing region. Located in the Sierra Foothills American Viticultural Area (AVA), Placer County wineries offer a refreshing change from the more commercialized and less personal wine tasting experiences of larger wine regions. Most Placer wineries are family-owned and operated, have small vineyards and the winemakers themselves are part of the charm, making Placer County a newly sought-after destination for a more personalized and unique wine-tasting experience. Due to the favorable nature of the climate and soil, you’ll find a diverse array of varieties, especially those of Italian, Iberian and Rhône origins.
The Placer Ale Trail
California is the birthplace of the American craft brewing movement and at the forefront of the industry’s growth. Today, more breweries call California home than any other state in the nation. More than 900 craft breweries are in operation across the state, more than any other state in the nation. Ranging in style from the traditional brewpub model to the cutting-edge “farm brewery,” Placer County has 15 unique and award-winning craft breweries to visit and enjoy, as well as 1 craft distillery.
Hikes and Trails
The beautiful landscapes of the Gold Country can be enjoyed by looking out the window of a car as well as by walking, hiking, biking or riding horseback along one of the many trails. Placer County is home to the Auburn State Recreation Area, containing numerous trails along the scenic rivers, canyons, lakes and meadowlands. The Tahoe National Forest has many nature and interpretive trails. There are seasonal guided activities such as Springtime Wildflower Walks and Star-Gazing parties. One of the self-guided tours is the Placer County Big Trees Grove – the northernmost grove of Giant Sequoia.
Placer County is home to abundant wildlife – birds, fish, bugs, bears, deer, mountain lions, and more. You name it; we’ve probably got it. With both Auburn and Meadow Vista offering official bird sanctuaries, bird watching options are excellent. For the fishing enthusiast, there are several reservoirs and rivers stocked with varieties of bass and trout.