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December 2, 2010
Capitol Cellars opens Granite Bay shop

By Chris Macias
cmacias@sacbee.com

The grand opening has been delayed for almost a year, but the doors finally swung open today for Capitol Cellars' new location at Quarry Ponds shopping center in Granite Bay (5530 Douglas Blvd, Suite 170, Granite Bay; 916-780-9030). The 2,200 square foot shop features a bar with 20 different wines by the glass plus a retail shop that focuses on small production wineries.

Look for such by-the-glass offerings as a merlot from Paloma and Lewis Cellars' cabernet sauvignon. Customers can also order food from such neighboring restaurants as Hawks and Pete's Restaurant & Brew House. Business will continue as usual at Capitol Cellars' Roseville location (110 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville; 916-786-9030), but owner Marcus Graziano plans to spend the majority of his time now at the Granite Bay shop.

"Everything's moving and grooving," said Graziano. "We'll have lots of great deals and specials, and still carry popular wines like Rombauer and Silver Oak. But we're really focusing on small, sought after wineries."

Capitol Cellars in Granite Bay will be open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. from Monday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday. The shop is closed on Sundays.

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