Did you know Elk Grove has a local brewery, brewing and winemaking supplier, and an award winning winery?
A couple of months ago I was heading home from another day of work and I was curious about a green sign which kept catching my eye about 200 yds off highway 99. I was heading northbound on 99 and took the Grant Line Rd exit.
Handcraft Brewing was open and waiting for me to walk in that day. Located at 9183 Survey Rd. #104, Elk Grove, CA 95624 . The two gentleman working that day were very nice and took the time to explain the business. I was very surprised to find a shop in Elk Grove that supplied brewing supplies and the actual materials such as hops, wheat, barley, and kits to make your own home brew.
If you are a fan of a nice brew, they even have a license to serve their own Handcraft Brews. You can find more information about them here — http://www.handcraftbrewing.com/index.html
If wine is more your fancy, right on the other side of 99, Elk Grove is home to the award winning McConnell Winery. McConnell Estates is a beautiful vineyard with a great tasting room. They are located at 10686 West Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95757 .
They offer very nice white and red wines. I am a huge fan of their Tempranillo varietals. If you want a very interesting red, try the 6 Gen Zin. They have more wines listed at http://www.mcssl.com/store/mcconnellestates/wines
In December, my family used the McConnell Estates as our back drop to our family photos. Patrick Twomey, http://www.2mefotos.com, did an excellent job framing the beautiful features of this property.
Visit both of these places in Elk Grove, they are local and offer a nice find in our beautiful town.