Calavaras County - Murphys CA
The region made famous by Mark Twain in 1865 when he wrote the "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County". This area is deep in history dating back before the gold rush. Calvaras is located in the beautiful Sierra Foothills.Today the area is more famous for its world class wines, more than 21 tasting rooms, unique art stores, antique shops, wonderful restaurants, and historic museums. A visit to Calavaras County is like taking a ride in a time capsule.
The Lodi Wine Region is one of the fastest growing wine regions in Northern California. the Lodi Wine Region is located between the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada Foothills. This wine region is famous for their older vines which produce their world famous Zinfandels. Lodi is situated west of Sacramento and is just minutes from the California Delta.The regions warm days and cool moderate nights make this Mediterranean climate the ideal destination for wine tasting. There are presently 65 wineries in this region.
El Dorado County CA
Tucked deep in the Sierra Foothills, wine growing here dates back well before the Gold Rush days. The climate in the region is comparative to the finest wine producing regions in the world. A wine tasting trip here is an experience that treats the visitor to award winning wines, amazing vistas, and a wonderful history. There are currently 52 wineries in the region.
Santa Cruz Mountians CA
The Santa Cruz Wine Region has been a premium wine region since the late 1800s. There are presently over 70 wineries located in this beautiful wine region. Most of the wineries are small family owned wineries. The wine region encompasses the Santa Cruze Mountain Range from Half Moon Bay to the north, to Mount Madonna to the South.
Franciscan Friars planted the first wine grapes here in the Spanish Mission of Soledad over 200 years ago. Today this area is recognized as one of the premium wine regions in the world, and it has grown to more than 45,000 acres of planted grapes. Making this region one of the largest premium wine growing regions in California. This area is well known for it's beautiful vistas, and award winning wines.
Paso Robles CA
Paso Robles is home to more than 170 wineries and 26,000 vineyard acres. The region is rich in wine growing history dating back to 1797 when the first wine grapes where introduced to the area by Franciscan Missionaries. Today this area is home to wonderful award winning wines, historic museums, eclectic art galaries, world class restaurants, and amazing scenery.
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