Sierra Foothills

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Sierra Foothills

Placer County

Winemaking came to Placer County the same year gold was discovered in the area: 1848. Many miners became vintners as the region slowly transformed from Gold Country to farmland. The county is also home to Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America and a world-class skiing destination.

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Did You Know?

First winegrapes planted1848
Squaw Valleyhost of the 1960 Winter Olympics
The mightyAmerican Riverruns through it
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