Old Sugar Mill

Old Sugar Mill

35265 Willow Ave.
Clarksburg, California 95612
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Local Phone: (916) 744-1615

The wineries at the Old Sugar Mill, a re-purposed sugar-beet processing factory in Clarksburg, are a bridge to the rich agricultural heritage of the region. The Old Sugar Mill is home to a  community of 14 wineries:
• Draconis by Matt Powell
• Todd Taylor
• Three Wine Company
• Elevation Ten
• Rendez-vous Winery
• Merlo Family Vineyards
• Clarksburg Wine Company
• Due Vigne di Famiglia
• Carvalho Family Winery
• plus a custom crush facility.

The majority of the vineyards are located in the Clarksburg AVA (American Viticulture Area), where vineyards are brushed by cool morning and evening breezes blowing up from San Francisco Bay along the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta. 

Many festivals and special events are staged at the Sugar Mill throughout the year; it's also a popular wedding venue.

Please check winery website for days and hours of operation.

Dog Access:

  • Dogs allowed in tasting room
  • Dogs allowed in picnic area or patio

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