Shopping in Placerville

45% Off Kids Clothing and Accessories

Rocklin

$20 $11

Kids apparel and accessories, mommy-and-me apron sets, crib bedding, and organic baby products

55% Off Adult Toys and Accessories at Kiss N Tell

Multiple Locations

$55 $25

Adult toys, lingerie, and accessories such as furry handcuffs, massage oil, and edible body paint enhance romantic encounters

51% Off Game Time at EPIC Cyber Cafe

Roseville

$35 $17

Membership grants access to one of 30 gaming machines for 6 hours of play time on games such as Battlefield 3, Starcraft II, and Dota 2

Half Off at Superset Nutrition & Supplements

Kaseberg - Kingswood

$40 $20

Selection of vitamins, fat burners, and amino-acid mixtures

The Body Shop – $15 for Skincare and Body Products

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Luxurious bath and body products, skincare, cruelty free make-up and more made with ingredients from 25 international fair-trade suppliers

Up to 50% Off Fashion and Denim

Queens of Consignment

$50 $25

Trend-savvy, body-conscious silhouettes meet eco-friendly fabrics in Liliana's collection of ready-to-wear dresses and denim

Up to 56% Off Smart Phone Accessory Bundle

Arden - Arcade

$33.97 $15

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Large variety of cell phone cases such as screen protectors, headphones, chargers, cables, power banks, batteries & lanyards for all phones

50% Off Jewelry at White Aspen Boutique

Grass Valley

$40 $20

Stylish jewelry with colorful stones, purses, handbags, wallets, and home decor

Up to 54% Off Batteries or USB Charger

Grass Valley

$10 $5

Batteries, charging equipment, and accessories for all top-brand mobile devices shipped to your home

50% Off E-Cigarettes and Accessories at New Horizon Vapor Shop

Sacramento

$20 $10

Vaping novices and enthusiasts alike can shop for a variety of e-cigarettes, accessories, and custom-made e-juice created in-house

$10 for Adult Novelties at Adult Megastores

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Adult-store chain stocks a variety of romance items, such as personal massagers, lingerie, DVDs, and massage oils

90% Off Bubblegum-Flavored Whitening Kit from Smile Sciences

Larchmont Village

$299 $29

Dentist-tested and hygienist-approved teeth-whitening kit brightens smiles without causing pain or sensitivity

Half Off Men's Clothing

Sacramento

$40 $20

High-end denim jeans by True Religion and G-Star, button-ups by Ben Sherman and Scotch and Soda, and T-shirts by Penguin and Hurley

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

East Sacramento

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

55% Off Twin-Sized Mattress at Mattress Studio

Sacramento

$199 $90

Imperial-brand twin-sized mattress makes for blissful sleep with cozy quilted construction and a five-year warranty

Half Off Women's Apparel and Beauty Services

Melange Womens Boutique

$30 $15

A selection of chic skirts, shirts, and dresses, plus professional hairstyling and makeup application

Up to 69% Off Wine Tasting from NakedWines.com

Vizcaya

$60 $20

Catch the NakedWines.com tour bus as it doles out tastings at various venues

Select Local Merchants

The Sierra Nevada foothills have been tilled since the time of the gold rush, but its thin soil allows only the heartiest grapevines to thrive. But when they grow, the grapes there produce powerful wines full of intense flavors. The staff at Auriga Wine Cellars specialize in reds, which range from the peppery, black cherry notes of their Barbera to a double-gold-award-winning shiraz-and-syrah blend aged for one year in French and American oak. They complement these robust offerings with their small-batch sparkling wine and their sangiovese, which tastes of slightly spicy raspberries and strawberries with a hint of basil, thyme, and sage. They sell their vintages by the bottle, but the shop’s wine club delivers bottles to aficionados three times a year, letting them try out new vintages or spend more frustrating evenings trying to squeeze a model ship inside them.

4520 Pleasant Valley Rd
Placerville,
CA
US

What began as Mike Owen's small winemaking venture in a private basement in 1981 blossomed into a full-scale commercial operation by 2000. Under the name Crystal Basin Cellars, Mike and the team have continued to rely on the principles that helped them grow: they source all their grapes from local vineyards, and work with a team of part-time but dedicated wine enthusiasts. Their efforts have won them numerous accolades at the California State Fair, including a double-gold award for Best Syrah in 2013.

Just next door to the independent winery, unassumingly housed inside a former Chevron gas station, is Crystal Basin Bistro. Warm, earth-toned interiors surround patrons with quirky design elements such as a giant metal spoon, spatula, and whisk hung from the ceiling, and an outdoor patio lets them soak up the sun or practice bald-eagle calls. Internationally influenced shared plates such as carnitas tacos, Russian cheese bread, and Asian-style pork dumplings pair with the winery's renowned private-label and bistro wines, some with names inspired by jazz-age references in pop culture. Regularly, the bistro and winery explode with live-music events such as the summer concert series. From May to October, the lawn fills with music from local and nationally recognized acts such as Laurie Morvan, Ronnie Montrose Band Remembered, and the Styx tribute band Renegade Rocks.

3550 Carson Rd
Camino,
CA
US

Within the idyllic Garden Valley pastures gorgeously flanked by forested hills and rippling freshwater lakes, the Lacey family has created a picturesque haven for horses and their owners, offering comfortable boarding options, disease inoculations, premium grooming services, and riding lessons. The Laceys are themselves accomplished riders, carrying on the tradition of the family matriarch and original ranch owner Murrel Lacey, who held many national championships and equestrian accolades. They pass on this collective wisdom during private lessons and intensive one-week riding camps, where they and their skilled instructors introduce budding riders to a pantheon of styles—including Western Pleasure, Reining, English, and Country Pleasure—atop Sport, Friesian, and Arabian horses.

5200 Andy Wolf Rd
Garden Valley,
CA
US

In high school, Scott Harvey—an exchange student from California living in the Rheinland-Pfalz region of Germany—discovered a new passion: winemaking. The interest soon led him back to Germany to serve as an apprentice, and at the tender age of 23, Scott took over as head winemaker for a vineyard back home. After working at several Californian wineries honing and perfecting his skills, the vintner wunderkind began to craft his own vintages alongside his wife, Jana, also a wine-industry vet. Since 2004, the couple has expanded its portfolio into three collections of namesake wines: Scott Harvey, reflecting the fertile terroir of Amador County; Jana, bottled amid Napa Valley's grape-juice rivers; and InZINerator and One Last Kiss, blends of red and white varietals, respectively.

79 Main St
Sutter Creek,
CA
US

Cuisine Type: Wine
Established: 2011
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 1–5
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Red Wine
Kid-friendly: No
Alcohol: Wine Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: We have bar stools made from used wine barrels for tasters to sit and enjoy their tastings

Sue Rueger owns renegade winery, but she describes at least half of her duties as pouring. "We don't close at 5 like most wineries," she says. "If we have tasters there enjoying their wine, we stay open until the last person leaves." She takes a very casual, New World attitude to wine tasting, making the experience fun and accessible.

When it comes to wine-making, though, she and her husband Mark are decidedly old-school. "We make our wine the old fashioned way, never filtered, never fined," she says. They hold every wine to high standards, choosing quality over quantity in production, a standard which holds true for the lone white wine they produce as well as the myriad reds.

8032 Main Street
Mokelumne Hill,
CA
US

Two friendly dogs, Bailey and Kali, are the first representatives of Amador Cellars that visitors might encounter. The canines often trot alongside guests from the winery's parking lot to the door of its tasting room. There, members of the Long family take over, pouring glasses of wine crafted from small crops of grapes and aged in oak barrels for up to 20 months. Selections range from a 2009 sangiovese that carries hints of chocolate and cherry to a 2010 barbera with notes of plum and coffee. However, the winery is best known for their annual zinfandel yield, which has earned them awards in the Best of the Bay's Zin Challenge.

The Longs also lead groups on tours of their winery, explaining the unique construction of its 2-foot-thick concrete-and-straw walls, built following blueprints from Edgar Allen Poe's “The Cask of Amontillado.” Intentionally rusted rooftops and views of rolling vineyards enhance the quaint Old-World aesthetic of the grounds.

11093 Shenandoah Rd
Plymouth,
CA
US