We strive to build a vibrant, local community for winemakers, vineyard growers, and wine enthusiasts by providing a robust event calendar and by serving as a connector among the participants in our local wine and vineyard community.
PCWGA provides educational programs to its members and the public, encourages the use of ecologically sound and sustainable agricultural practices, and serves as an advocate for the wine and grape industry in public and government matters.
The Placer County Wine and Grape Association (PCWGA) was established in 1999 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation established to promote the making of wine and the growing of wine grapes on both a commercial basis and as a hobby.
The topography, soil, and climate of Placer County are perfect for wine grapes as it is similar to Southern France and Italy both in temperature (heat summation) and soil content. In the long summer months, grapes are easily ripened to perfection culminating in wine that is rich and deep in color and flavor.
• To conduct a donations program providing funds and/or human resources to public benefit and charitable activities.
• To preserve the history of agricultural practices, specifically grape and wine production within the
Placer County community.
Satt Bains, President
John Pickett, Vice-President
Lisa Giampietro, Treasurer
Deborah Rheam, Secretary
Don Witt, Public Relations
Craig Beechum, Directory Membership
Jim Allen, Director of Website
Joe Chavez, Director of Social Media
Michael Orton, Director at Large
Christa Crews, Director at Large