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Wine open house
What: For the 33rd year, owners and winemakers Ben Zeitman and Katie Quinn will host a spring open house at Amador Foothill Winery. Along with appetizers, the winery's current releases will be available for tasting, including new limited production releases: 2011 Grenache, 2012 Rosato of Sangiovese and 2009 Esola Vineyard Zinfandel.
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: 12500 Steiner Road, six miles northeast of Plymouth
Cost: The open house is free
Information: (209) 245-6307, http://blog.amadorfoothill.com
What: In conjuction with the open house at Amador Foothill Winery, Taste, the Zagat-rated New American cuisine restaurant in Plymouth, will offer a prix fixe menu that features the winery's new releases. The highly regarded restaurant fills up fast, so reservations are suggested.
Where: 9402 Main St., Plymouth
Cost: $68 per person
Information and reservations: (209) 245-3463; www.restauranttaste.com
Wine and beer tasting
What: The South Yuba River Citizens League's third "Wild for the Yuba" event features tastings from two dozen wineries and breweries plus appetizers and desserts. Proceeds support programs to protect and restore the Yuba River.
When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S Auburn St., Grass Valley
Cost: $35-$40; designated drivers, $20
Information: (530) 265-5961; http://yubariver.org
What: Placer Care Coalition's 13th Raising Spirits event will benefit four regional nonprofit organizations that provide services for the poor and homeless in Placer County. The event will offer wine and food from local wineries and restaurants.
When: 4-7 p.m. April 28
Where: Morgan Creek Country Club, 8791 Morgan Creek Lane, Roseville
Cost: $45 or $85 for two.
Information: (916) 624-2570; www.placercare.com