Nestled in the Sierra Nevada’s historic Gold Rush region, Amador County is a year-round playground—ski and snowboard in the winter, raft white water and pick luscious fruit in the spring and summer. Pan gold whenever you’re feeling lucky. And enjoy delicious wine every month of the year. Amador County is packed with history, beauty, and friendly […]
Sacramento is known for its history, politics, and the river that runs through it. It’s also a great base from which to explore the region. On this trip, a girlfriend and I stayed in downtown Sacramento after spending the day in Clarksburg, 20 minutes southwest of the city. And instead of a weekend jaunt, we were […]
El Dorado County is an American Viticulture Area (AVA), and its wineries are immersed in a passion for creating impeccable, adventurous, and sustainable wines. They’re on a continual prolific path toward their dedication to educating the wine admirer.
Many visit Amador for its history, the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, rushing rivers, and winding mountain roads. Increasingly, however, epicurean travelers come for Amador’s award-winning wines from the Shenandoah Valley.
As I drive the two-lane winding road, Sacramento skyscrapers fade from my rearview mirror. The earth soon turns ruddy red, and lonely fences stretch into the horizon. Strip malls are replaced by tall grass, rolling hills, and valleys. On the horizon a group of cattle walk lazily homeward as a gray fox lifts its head […]
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada’s historic gold rush region, El Dorado County (Spanish for “The Gilded One”) is a year-round playground – ski and snowboard in the winter; raft whitewater and pick luscious fruit in the spring and summer. Pan gold whenever you’re feeling lucky, and enjoy delicious wine every month of the year. Often […]
Amador County is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills in California’s Gold Country – made famous by the Gold Rush of the 1850s. Fortunately for us, the prospectors planted vineyards to produce wines reminiscent of those from Europe. Today, this thriving wine region is home to35 wineries known for fantastic Zinfandels and other bold, fruity […]
Amador County, located in the Sierra Foothills, was the site of a two-day wine event with over 34 participating wineries. Driving though the rolling hills containing pastures, creeks and gnarled old Oak trees was restorative. And sampling the region’s famed Zinfandels was good for the soul. This region became home to fortune seekers the world-over […]