Sweet, with a hint of almond, this unique sparkler is made with a base of French Colombard grapes. The winemaker says it “pairs magnificently with a bear claw.” (We like the way he thinks.)
Located in Amador County’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, in the Gold Country, Deaver is best known for its Zinfandels—some made from 19th-century vines. The winery estate is all country charm, with a barn-like tasting room, an expansive lawn, and a lovely pond that invites you to sit down and relax for a picnic lunch and a glass of wine.
Bumping up against the west side of the Sierra Nevada Range, on California’s eastern side, the Sierra foothills that make up the Gold Country are California Classics.
Discovery of gold in 1848 sparked the largest mass migration in U.S. history, with more than 300,000 pioneers heading west.
Here, the state’s past, present, and future merge into one unforgettable destination. Pan for gold like a 49er, bike through meadow-and-oak countryside, and raft a rapid-filled river, then explore historic towns with Old West architecture and a new generation of pioneers, opening up outstanding wineries, farm-to-table restaurants, inviting shops, and charming B&Bs.
Pluck a bit of gold from a riverbed scoured by the original ’49ers. Descend deep into the earth to check out unusual rock formations. Get your heart racing with a ride down whitewater rapids. For...
Elegant estates at the end of country roads lined with vineyards? Check. Low-key wineries housed in converted barns? Check again. Urban wine trails with hip in-town tasting rooms? Yup,...