Hey wine aficionados! There’s a buzz in Placer County, and it’s all about a new winery that’s shaking things up in a big way. Say hello to Lecavalier, a cutting-edge winery that’s blending tradition with innovation to create some truly spectacular wines. 

Lecavalier isn’t your typical winery. Founder Mike Fournier is all about embracing the latest technology to push the envelope in winemaking. With custom-modified equipment and an unparalleled level of precision, they’re reimagining how wine is made, and the results are nothing short of amazing. 

Packaging is a passion project at Lecavalier. They have designed, patented and produced a stackable octagonal bottle with no foil, a removable and recyclable label, a cork holder in the punt to facilitate the return of both glass and cork for reuse or recycling, made from rugged, recyclable antique green glass, ensuring they stay out of the waste stream for as long as possible. 

But you don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to appreciate a visit to the new tasting room in Newcastle.  The experience includes a breathtaking view to the southwest, generous pours (we sampled chardonnay, barbera and cabernet sauvignon during our visit), and a curated tasting menu. As the new winery facility in Penryn and vineyards continue to develop, future plans include carmenere, touriga nacional, malbec and syrah and a revolving restaurant with 360-degree views. 

So, if you’re ready to sip into the future, give Lecavalier a try. They’re not just making wine—they’re making waves! 

Lecavalier is located at 9314 Chantry Hill Road, just off Hwy 80 in Newcastle.