Wineries of Placer County.
One of the wineries built in this era, the Bernhard Winery, is still standing today and is once again functioning
as a working winery. The Hyatt-Baumbach Winery opened in this historic building, also known as the Old Rock Winery,
and offers tours and tasting by appointment. You can read more in the Winery Listing area of this site by accessing
the Hyatt-Baumbach winery write-up.
As happened in the rest of the foothills the end of the Gold Rush brought a drop in the production of wine and many
of the grapes produced locally were soon being shipped to the Central Valley wineries for bulk wine. Many vineyards
switched to a financially more reliable crops, table and raisin grapes. There was also a move towards other fruits
like apples and pears.