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Shopping at its finest

No need to travel far from Roseville
or Granite Bay for high-end retailers
By Megan Wood

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The Canopy Plaza at Quarry Ponds

Town Center in Granite Bay is the
focal point for locals to gather
and socialize. Facing page,
Fountains at Roseville.

ocal shoppers can heave a sigh of relief as centers like Fountains at Roseville and Quarry Ponds

L Town Center in Granite Bay have popped up and the Westfield Galleria at Roseville expands,
providing a plethora of new stores for holiday shopping.

With Fountains at Roseville’s opening

a few months ago residents can shop ‘til
they drop at big-name stores like
In addition to a new design concept,
Smith & Hawken is introducing a live
outdoor nursery for landscaping and gar-
ent combinations of hamburgers in a
modern, industrial environment.
Coming this spring to the Fountains is
Anthropologie and Sur La Table as well dening projects. San Francisco favorite Boudin SF restau-
as locally owned favorites Serendipity For the Carrie Bradshaw of the family, rant. Famous for its sourdough bread, and
and Big Spoon Yogurt. The highly antici- massive shoe warehouse DSW is any delicious clam chowder in a bread bowl,
pated Whole Foods Market recently shoe addict’s mecca for the latest styles Boudin continues to bring fresh-baked
joined the ranks and the crowds have fol- and trends in fancy footwear. While bread and homemade soups to the table
lowed. you’ll be hard pressed to find a pair of that have been tradition for more than
“People have been waiting for a Whole Manolos, DSW rarely has less than 150 years.
Foods in this area for a long time,” said 30,000 pairs of shoes in more than 2,000 After dinner, head to Miabella Gelato
Fountains property manager Janet Young. different styles from big-name brands for handmade gelato, sorbettos and
“We’re very excited to have this great like Steve Madden, Marc Jacobs and Italian sodas in an authentic Italian gela-
addition.” Stuart Weitzman. teria-inspired café. Enjoy your dessert
Smith & Hawken has also recently In addition to the spectacular array of watching the Center Court fountain show
opened its flagship store, the first in the clothing boutiques, home furnishing and choreographed to music and lighting or
Sacramento region, now offering specialty stores, Fountains at Roseville is cozy up around the fire pit for romantic
Roseville shoppers unique, beautiful home to some of the newest restaurants ambiance that is worth leaving home for.
patio furniture straight from the show- in town. The Counter, a build-your-own
room whereas before, ordering from the hamburger joint which was slated to open
catalog was the only option. Nov. 10, boasts more than 300,000 differ- Continued on page 12

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hough Quarry Ponds has

T been open since 2007, this

shopping sanctuary is for
those looking for the more
low-key relaxing shopping
experience. This semi-circle of shops,
boutiques, restaurants and services
allows for a more efficient shopping
“I wanted it to be like a one stop,
get what you need, hassle-free shop-
ping environment,” said property
owner Lisa Powers, whose favorite
amenities include the Market Hall, a
truly European-inspired shopping
experience sure to please the most
finicky of foodies.
“I’ve found that a lot of people are
tired of the huge stores with the same
products. Today’s shopper is looking
for more unique items that are found
in smaller, more hometown stores,”
Powers said.
Silver Spoon, a children’s boutique,
is a perfect example of a hometown-
feeling store. The store carries both
large European and American brand
names such as Deux par Deux, Baby
Lu Lu and Charlie Rocket as well as
several Sacramento-based lines like
Hip Chick, Ga Ga Girl and Sassie
Pants owned by Sacramento area
The Clay Corner is the hot spot for
unique gift giving or for worldly home
souvenirs without needing to update
your passport. Specializing in import-
ed pottery from around the world,
those looking to add some culture to
their home décor need not look fur-
With authentic designs from Italy,
Spain, Portugal, Poland and Mexico
The Clay Corner specializes in keep-
ing the art of these cultures alive and
well in the homes of Roseville and
Granite Bay.

Continued on page 14

Quarry Ponds Town Center, an

upscale commercial development,
overlooks a picturesque 6-acre pond
in Granite Bay.

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Brockway hairstylists learn from the best so they can
bring the best in hair cutting and coloring techniques
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Angie, the salon manager of the Brockway Hair

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company founder Helen Brock. She has been with
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The Westfield Galleria at Roseville

recently underwent a major
expansion to increase shopping
choices for area residents.

Continued from page 12 Commes des Garcons. Their 100-percent vegetarian products
For the green goddess, Lush, a United include natural ingredients like avoca-
hase one of the Galleria mall in Kingdom brand popular for their organic, does, free-range egg yolks and fresh gin-

P Roseville is scheduled to unveil

Nov.13. Swedish import H&M
will open its first store in the
Sacramento region. New this
November H&M will feature a special
collaboration collection from designer
handmade and economically responsible
bath products and cosmetics, is also
opening its first store in the Sacramento
region. Lush’s products are never tested
on animals as the company is based on
values that are environmentally friendly.
ger as well as fruits, herbs and sea salt.
With all of these new, fabulous places
to shop, there’s no reason why Christmas
shopping shouldn’t come first when it
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‘Tis the season

for décor
By Megan Wood

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here’s nothing quite like the holiday sea-

T son. Christmas trees, stockings hanging

over the fireplace, festive ornaments and
all the lights create a magical world of
Santa, elves and sugarplum fairies. When
friends and family come to visit, there is often a
panic to find the time to decorate a home that
reflects the magic and joy of the holidays. With the
help of a local designer as well as a few retail stores,
homeowners are well on their way to being hostess
with the mostest.
For some, bright, bold, jewel tones are today’s
decorating answer to the traditional red and green
slump. Plum, goldenrod, cerulean and aqua-colored
ornaments for trees tie any home décor together with
a hint of festivity and a lot of style. At Design Expo
in Roseville, senior designer Cindy Serochi has cre-
ated a Nutcracker Christmas-themed tree using
jewel-toned ornaments and nutcracker ornaments.
“This would really work for a home that wants
more of a modern elegant feel … the sparkle adds
glamour and elegance,” Serochi said.
At the Galleria at Roseville, Crate & Barrel fea-
tures ornaments organized by color and theme to
make decorating a tree at a reasonable price easier
for stumped homeowners.
For the traditional homeowner, red and green are
still the go-to colors of the season, but this year they
have more of a punch as the colors have been updat-
ed to cherry reds and lime or sage greens.
“These colors just give off more of a modern,
edgy feel than the traditional red and green. They’re
brighter and pack more of a punch for home decorat-
ing,” said Stacy Reynolds, home store coordinator
for Crate & Barrel.
Families with small children, or perhaps simply
those just young at heart, will adore the whimsical
theme that is reminiscent of Dr. Seuss and “How the
Grinch Stole Christmas.” The curvy, glittery orna-
ments add kid-friendly fun to stuffy Christmas trees
and in this case, the sparkle adds energy and whimsy.
Give your tree the look of glittered pinecones,
sugared fruits and feathered bird ornaments, which
will bring nature indoors and combine organic décor
with simple elegance.
“Feathers, birds and peacocks are big in this
theme and really stunning on Christmas trees and
throughout the home,” Serochi said.
To top the tree this year, Serochi suggests using
sprays of berries and blossoms or bells tied together
instead of the traditional star or angel.
For the family who celebrates Hanukkah, there are
also many choices for decorating this year. Choose
Jewel-toned between a modern, silver menorah and an old world,
ornaments antique-look. Decorate the table with the menorah
and candles and silver or gold bead garlands and some of the
with greenery glimmer pillar and taper candles. For the dinner
help create a table, centerpieces of apothecary jars and hurricane
festive atmos- candleholders filled with the mirrored mosaic gar-
phere in any
land, blue marbles or blue and gold ribbon star or
starburst ornaments will help make the holiday com-
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ying your holiday table to the rest of your

T décor need not be an added source of stress.

No matter which theme or color palette you
choose, there are many options to make it all com-
“Different sizes and shapes of plates are very
popular for dinner tables, you shouldn’t be afraid to
mix circles with squares or rectangles it’s actually
quite pretty,” Reynolds said.
Don’t stop at the dinnerware either, as center-
pieces can be easy and add a little extra to the fes-
tivities. Fill apothecary jars with candies or orna-
ments for childlike whimsy and fun. For a more
classic elegance fill the center of the table with
candles in candleholders of varying sizes, shapes
and heights to add drama. Serochi suggests using
garlands made of pine needles as a table runner,
adding ornaments and floral sprays or pinecones
and sugared fruits to continue the nature indoors

o chop or not to chop? That is the question

T for many homeowners who have concerns of

safety and the environment but still want the
perfect Christmas tree and the fresh pine scent that
comes along with it.
Safety is obviously of primary concern; real
trees dry out and die quickly, which could pose a
fire hazard when combined with hot Christmas
lights. According to Wilma Homsy of California
Backyard in Roseville, artificial trees are far safer
and more convenient for busy homeowners.
“Our trees are extremely life-like because they
are modeled after trees found in Tahoe and all over
the United States,” Homsy said.
Most artificial trees come pre-lit and in two to
three sections, making set-up a snap. Another
advantage of artificial trees is that they allow the
homeowner to get as specific as possible when it
comes to size and shape. They are always perfectly
formed, without bald spots or thinning needles pro-
viding a perfect tree that lasts the holiday season. Mixing plates of different
Of course, one disadvantage of the artificial tree shapes and sizes adds
interest to any table
is the absence of the pine fresh aroma that comes
with a real tree. Roseville Bath & Body Works
store manager Nitika Nitashni directs customers
longing to recapture the smell of a real Christmas
tree to pine-scented candles, reed diffusers, scented
oil wall diffusers and room sprays. Called “The
Perfect Christmas,” the tree and evergreen collec-
tions of home fragrance items have become
increasingly popular among homeowners who have
chosen to go the artificial tree route.
Pine scented candles, warm oil diffusers and
table figurines that hide gel packs that scent the
room with the desired fragrance are a good option.
Choose from mistletoe, Christmas wreath, balsam
and cedar or sparkling pine, to get the exact scent Alexis Katsilometes of
your nose desires. Our favorite? Balsam and cedar. Hawks Restaurant in
Granite Bay shows off

pumpkin soup with
appy Holidays and happy decorating! glazed pine nuts.
(See recipe on next page)
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ow that your table’s set, try this

N tasty soup recipe from Hawks

Restaurant in Granite Bay for your
holiday gathering.

Pumpkin Soup with

Glazed Pine Nuts
Serves 8 guests

Ingredients for pumpkin soup:

■ 5 lb. heirloom pumpkin, whole (we
recommend Cinderella or French Red
■ 2 yellow onions, peeled and thinly
■ 2 quarts chicken broth, or enough to
■ 1 bunch sage, tied with butcher’s twine
■ 1 nutmeg, grated with microplane
■ 2/3 cup maple syrup
■ ½ lb butter
■ salt

Method: Pumpkin soup with glazed pine nuts is the perfect way to warm up a chilly winter day.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the
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baking dish. Place a thin layer of water pot and stir (this will help to separate the Break apart any chunks. Once cool,
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Continue to cook until the mixture turns
a golden caramel color. Add the pine

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C reating a better space

Remodeling – inside and out – has become a
popular option for area homeowners
By Eileen Wilson

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Appliances that look like cabinetry are in demand.

Facing page, guests enjoy an outdoor party
at the Gonzalez home in Granite Bay.

he weather and the economy are cooling – but the

T trend of re-working homes to create a personal

sanctuary is as hot as ever.

According to Mike Jeffers, of Jeffers, Dolan and

Dolan Construction in Granite Bay, 80 percent of their
business is from people whose homes they’ve remodeled
again and again.
“Building material prices are as low as they’ve been
in 10 years,” Jeffers said.
Jeffers said many homes in Roseville and Granite Bay
were built in the 1980s or earlier, when a typical kitchen
included a peninsula, which separated dining nook and
“But today, people want to open everything up, like a
great room,” Jeffers said.
Popular kitchen items include refrigerators and dish-
washers that look like cabinetry, wine centers, turntable
cupboards with lazy Susans, and pull-outs for items like
spice racks, towel racks and cutting boards.
“People are really utilizing their space,” Jeffers said.
In other areas of the home, flat-screen televisions
have become commonplace, as have data systems and
security systems that include outdoor cameras.
Stone flooring has been in fashion for the last few
years, but bamboo floors are new, and have become a
popular item. Butcher blocks are coming back in style,
replacing granite-covered islands as well.
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ne thing most remodeling home-

O owners have in common is the

desire for healthy and environ-
mentally friendly appliances and mate-
“An Electrolux induction cooktop is
fast and energy efficient, Jeffers said.
“It will cook food in 70 percent of the
Front-loading washers and dryers
have gained in popularity because they
are energy efficient as well.
Updating the home pays for itself in
the long run.
“With kitchens and master baths,
you get almost 100 percent of your
money back at resale,” Jeffers
Updating a home’s interior isn’t the
only hot trend.
Most Californians love to spend
time outdoors year round, and creating
a comfortable outdoor living space is
“People are marketing more to out-
door living, especially here in Northern

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Granite Bay as well, and Simkins

encourages customers to not only seek
out California native plant species, but
plants from Europe and Australia as
As outdoor living areas become
more of an entertainment focal point,
lawn space is shrinking.
“There seems to be a movement to
have a lot of concrete, which means
people are using more containers to
plant,” Simkins said.
“It’s clean – less dirt is tracked in to
the home, and outdoor kitchens
demand it,” she said of the concrete
In addition to cheerful gardens,
there’s been a real upswing in people
wanting to grow their own food, which
Simkins attributes to not only the cur-
rent state of the economy, but also the
green movement.
“People want their food to be organ-
ic and free of pesticides,” she said.
Winter vegetables are delicious, and
Simkins said November is the perfect
month to plant peas, broccoli, cauli-
flower and several varieties of lettuce

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Getting away
close to home
There’s no shortage of nearby activities
available to area residents

By Lauren Weber

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The waterfront, Old Town Sacramento


Opposite page, clockwise from top:

Beals Point, Folsom Lake

David Girard Vineyards in El Dorado Hills


The State Capitol, Sacramento


hen friends and family stop by for a weekend visit, it can be tough to keep them entertained.

W But with so many visitor-friendly spots within and surrounding Roseville and Granite Bay,
guests may be wowed with what the area has to offer. Whether it’s a short drive to the state
Capitol, a driving tour through clusters of wineries or exploring two of the nearby lakes –
Tahoe and Folsom – guests and residents will be excited to get out and explore.

G et outdoors
For the outdoorsy visitors,
there’s hiking around Folsom Lake,
Roseville’s favorite trails include the
Miner’s and False Ravine trails
through open space and wetland
H it up the state’s Capitol
After exploring the high-end
shopping and restaurants within
biking (Roseville and Granite Bay areas. For more information on local Roseville and Granite Bay, share the
alone are home to countless bike bike trails, go to state’s capitol with guests, less than
trails) and snow sports at Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe, less than two hours an hour’s drive away.
and surrounding cities, which are a from Granite Bay and Roseville, pro- While marveling the Capitol
short scenic drive away. vides a breathtaking backdrop for building’s architecture and history,
Year round, Folsom Lake caters to playing golf, hiking, biking, dining, take a break in midtown
adventure-loving people through gaming, shopping, camping and Sacramento’s thriving restaurant
camping, a 32-mile bike path that more. scene and busy nightlife.
reaches Old Sacramento, the Oaks Many of the casinos bring in A cluster of streets east of down-
Nature Trail where hikers may see cabaret shows, live music and per- town Sacramento are full of wine
deer, wild turkeys and fox and boat formers, while gondola rides take bars, restaurants, cafes and dessert
camping allowed in specific areas. visitors to skiing, snowboarding and spots. For art and food lovers, the
For biking enthusiasts, Roseville snowshoeing venues, or just to enjoy area stays open late for the year
was recently designated a bicycle- the view of Lake Tahoe. For more on round Second Saturday art tours,
friendly community by the League of what to do in Lake Tahoe, go to
American Cyclists. Two of Continued on page 30

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Rowing can be an enjoyable

activity on Lake Tahoe.

Tim Schott & Jeff Jones, Owners
“Only the best will do!”
Continued from page 29

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Within walking distance of the art
tour is Ernesto’s Mexican Food and
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Wine bars also cover the area includ-
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apple orchards, pumpkin patches and
Christmas tree lots, with farms and
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made recipes of apple pies, fritters,
ciders and wines.
In addition to the cider mills,
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picnic areas, crafts and nature walks
within the more than 50 orchards and
Although apple season typically hits
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Pampering to the
e xtreme

Local spas and salons

offer a little bit of everything
By Lauren Weber

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Massage beds and whirlpool baths await

at Dolce Vita Day Spa in Granite Bay.


tepping into local spas and lso inspired by European

S salons, customers are immedi-

ately greeted with a place to
relax and de-stress, as it should
be. But what sets the spas of
Roseville and Granite Bay apart from
other areas, is the selection – more than
20 salon-spas are located within the two
Another guilty pleasure offered at
Dolce Vita is their Cleopatra 24K Gold
Facial featuring a new technology where
A pampering, Bellagio Day Spa
& Salon, with two locations
in Roseville, makes guests
feel like royalty with compli-
mentary wine and champagne service.
Bellagio’s packages include a person-
alized European skincare treatment that is
communities and many promise treat- gold is actually worked into the skin. customized to varying skin types and skin
ments that are unique to their location. Tessmer said customers will “feel like a fitness for men with a de-stress package
With a name that translates to “sweet million bucks” while the facial lifts, of a facial, peel and facial massage.
life” in Italian, Dolce Vita Day Spa in firms, reduces the appearance of fine
Granite Bay’s 5,000-square-foot location lines and wrinkles and gives the face a
in the Treelake Village area makes spa- golden glow.
goers feel as if they’ve entered the streets The spa also offers more traditional Bellagio Day Spa & Salon
of Italy. treatments and packages including cou- 1112 Galleria Blvd. No. 100 in Roseville
“They come in and they cross the line ples’ massages, manicures and pedicures, 780-5713
into a totally different world,” said owner mask treatments and body wraps. 1470 Eureka Road No. 100 in Roseville
Tatiana Tessmer, who moved to the area 780-6602
from Europe. “We use an exclusive line Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
of products from Italy.” Dolce Vita Day Spa Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
One product Tessmer is especially 9719 Village Center, Ste. 110, Granite Bay Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
fond of is the chocolate body massage 772-7733,
used with cocoa from Italy, providing a Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
“symphony of the senses.” The best part Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
is it’s packed with sweet smells without Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
the calories. Continued on page 36

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Put your feet up in style at

Essentials Spa and Salon
in Granite Bay.


Continued from page 35

erenity Spa in Roseville takes a ssentials Spa Salon in

S more holistic approach to beau-

ty through the healing power of
One of their signature services
is the Lomi Lomi Massage inspired by
the native Hawaiian dance using gentle
hand strokes and believed to restore bal-
Serenity Spa
E Granite Bay offers guests a
wide variety of services
including hair styling and
color, facials, massages,
packages and products inside their
3,000-square-foot space.
One of their packages, The
8300 Sierra College Blvd., Ste. E, Roseville Essential, includes six hours full of a
ance and harmony to the mind and body.
797-8550, body massage, European facial, spa
Another favorite is the island-inspired use
Open Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. manicure and pedicure, haircut, style,
of cocoa butter in the Island Body Butter
Wed.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. makeup and lunch.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. If one of their luxurious packages
Serenity Spa also offers a Zen Lounge
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. doesn’t suit customers, Essentials Spa
for relaxing with getting pampered with
friends and family – a great escape from Salon can customize one as well.
the holiday craze. Manager Mary Silva said part of
Within the large space, the décor is a Essentials Spa Salon what makes this salon stand out is the
mix of gold, black and red colors, giving 8639 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay family and high-end neighborhood
off a “dark, relaxing, sensual feel,” said 791-8511, salon feel.
Serenity employee Sara Bennett. Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. “I think it’s who we are. Our people
“Our spa is much more personalized. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. are just really down to earth,” she said.
It’s not your average spa,” Bennett said. “We have a very friendly atmosphere.”

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From vines
and hops
Locals share passion for
making beer and wine

By Susan Belknap

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oseville and Granite Bay are tricks to discover. Our attitude is that we

R communities with residents

who enjoy a variety of pas-
times and hobbies.
The two communities offer
the ultimate when it comes to the number
of sports and exercise options as well as
shopping and dining experiences located
Randy Knutzon, left, Debbie Knutzon,
learn by doing.”
Because of the type of wine Debbie
prefers, High View wines tend to be “lean
and crisp.”
Although the Knutsons built the win-
ery a few years back, High View does not
operate a public tasting room and Debbie
right outside the backdoor for many resi- Alisa Ginier and Bruce Ginier during a admits they are new to the whole concept
dents. break from the wine-making process. of marketing their product. High View
For Granite Bay resident Debbie You can learn more about High View wines are not sold in retail establishments
Knutson and her husband Randy, their Vineyard in Placerville, top, at as yet, but Debbie said they often partici-
hope is their hobby will provide them pate in local charity events and pourings
with enough income to provide for them such as the recent Eggplant Festival held
in their retirement years. The Knutsons cyclical and we have a long-term outlook in Loomis in October.
are winemakers and owners of High View on the whole thing. It’s refreshing and In addition to the High View label,
Vineyard located in Placerville. fun for us.” Debbie said the winery is interested in
“We bought about 40 acres with some Through Debbie’s research the launching a second brand call Synapse.
friends of ours in 2000,” Debbie said. “It Knutsons and their business partners According to Debbie, the idea for the
was raw land. It was a good deal.” decided to plant Zinfandel, Grenache, name came up since Randy is a neurora-
Debbie said the property is located in Mourvedre and Viognier grapes and are diologist and synapse in the medical
a hilly area with gorgeous views. presently working with a vineyard con- world means the joining of two nerve
“We initially planted Syrah grapes in sultant to ensure the vineyards are plant- cells.
2002,” she recalled. “It took a while to ed just right. The Knutsons and their partners are
get things established, but we did have a During the harvest season, which pleased with the size and condition of
small harvest in 2004. Last year we recently ended for 2008, Debbie said she their winery. There are no plans to
actively began selling the wine.” took daily trips spending many long expand the operation into a mega-winery,
Although Debbie admits she didn’t hours at the vineyards. High View as they want to be able to enjoy addition-
have any experience making wine, she Vineyard is a hands-on operation enlist- al diversions in life.
has taken classes at UC Davis and exten- ing the help of friends and family to do “We just want to have fun,” Debbie
sion courses through El Dorado County the picking, crushing and pressing of the said. “And we’re hoping to be able to
and a previous career in biology research grapes. have the winery fund our years in retire-
helped as well. “As a winemaker each year I try to ment.”
“Winemaking is part art and part sci- focus on learning one new thing about
ence,” she said. “But the grape market is the process,” she said. “There are lots of Continued on page 46

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ut making wine is not the always brewing a different recipe but In trying to devise the perfect brew,

B only beverage local residents

enjoy creating themselves.
Granite Bay resident David
Long has been brewing beer
in his home for the past 10 years.
Although the process for making beer
includes fermenting and temperature con-
admits he prefers brewing ales, which he
said usually have a heavier flavor than a
larger. Different types of brews are possi-
ble by using different styles of yeast and
hops, which are a type of grain.
Long said he usually makes ales
because they have a roasted caramel look
Long uses a computer program to calcu-
late how much of each ingredient to use.
The most important ingredient for the
best tasting beer in Long’s opinion is the
“Ninety percent of beer is water,” he
trol as in winemaking, the final product and give a sweet taste upon the first sip Once all the ingredients are gathered
is drinkable much sooner than the prod- and offer a slight bitterness at the end. and combined in the right order and pro-
uct the Knutsons make. In addition to the yeast and hops, portion, fermentation begins. The mixture
Long said he usually brews about 10 which Long has begun to grow in his must reach a certain temperature in order
gallons of beer in one batch, which takes backyard, a variety of grains are used to to convert the starches into sugar.
eight to 10 hours to complete. He’s give the ale the perfect flavor. “The trick after it boils is to get every-
thing to cool as fast as possible,” he said.
Long said the fermentation process
usually lasts approximately one week
before the brew is placed in another bot-
tle or container where it ferments another
one to two weeks.
Long said this is where things are
closely monitored as the sugars convert
to alcohol and the grains and hops dis-
solve into the beer. After this process, the
brew is placed into individual bottles or
“It will keep for about one year,” he
said. “Beer doesn’t age like wine.”
For Long, making beer at home is a
weekend pastime that usually involves
several friends and neighbors joining in
the processs. It’s become a family affair
as well as daughter and college student
Quincy’s design of the brew’s label,
“Silvertree Brewery,” is named after
Long’s street address.
Eldest daughter Mckenna, also enjoys
joining the brewery festivities.
“I love to participate,” Mckenna said.
David said he doesn’t have plans to
enter his brand of beer in any competi-
tions; home brewing is just a hobby for
him. He even admits he sometimes pur-
chases a variety of brews from the local
grocery store.
“My favorite store-bought brand is
Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale,” he said.

David Long, shown here with his

brewing and fermentation equip-
ment, brews roughly 10 gallons
of beer per batch which takes
him about eight to 10 hours.

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