Valentine’s Sweets & Treats Wine Tour

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Lovers of the oenological variety might want to head to the hills this Valentine’s/ Presidents’ Day Weekend. The Placer hills that is. Nine area wineries in the towns of Auburn, Loomis and Newcastle will be participating in the Valentine’s Sweets & Treats Wine Tour this Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon to 5 p.m. Taste award-winning wines, new releases and enjoy special food and wine pairings. And by “food” we mean lots of chocolate, though Dono dal Cielo vineyards will be having a special lasagna luncheon on Saturday and Sunday. (Advance reservations required; call 530-888-0101.) For more information, including a list of participating wineries and some of their tantalizing treats, log on to placerhillswinetour.com.