Want a taste of California? Visit a farmers’ market and rub shoulders with celebrity chefs and foodie insiders picking out the finest organic produce. Step into sleek restaurants serving innovative, ultra-fresh California cuisine. Taste gelato made with locally-produced chocolate and toasted hazelnuts, or handmade cheeses from local farms. Discover the joys of touring - or even spending a few days - on a farm , tasting peaches you pick yourself or eggs you collect each morning. Drive down a tree-lined lane to wineries in grand chateaus, or relaxed, family-run vineyards where the guy pouring and chatting in the tasting room is a world-class winemaker.
If you’re looking for tips on the must-see food destinations or want to find out what’s new and what’s happening in CA cuisine, check out our Must Sees or Inside Scoops. If you have a little more time to explore, and want to experience a complete CA food and wine-themed vacation, take a look at our Wine & Dine Trip Ideas. And for even more information on CA wine events, activities and tastings, visit the Wine Institute .