POSTED ON February 28, 2015 | IN Wine Photo of the Day | BY Joe Becerra
Daffodil Hill near Sutter Creek

Daffodil Hill near Sutter Creek

Daffodil Hill in wine country – Volcano, California

Amador County is a hot tourist destination for wine country travelers. There are many small boutique wineries to visit in the spectacular foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. But there is another attraction besides wineries that is worth seeing, Daffodil Hill in the very tiny town of Volcano. Timing is everything for Daffodil Hill! We always set aside mid to late February to visit Amador County. It is usually Presidents’ Weekend or Valentines Day. We have been visiting for the past thirteen years, but we’d always been too early for the blooms at Daffodil Hill. This year we hit it just about right. The unseasonably warm weather in January and February has brought one of the earliest blooms to Daffodil Hill. The normal time of year to see these daffodils is mid-March and into April. We visited on Friday, February 27, and Daffodil Hill was about 75% in bloom. Just to get an idea of the number, there is said to be a possible 400,000 daffodil blooms. Daffodil Hill is a working ranch and is only open to visitors during the bloom season. The usual hours are 10 am. to 5 pm. daily. Check the Sutter Creek Association Website for complete details.  We lodge and dine in Sutter Creek. We think it is the best town in gold country. From Sutter Creek, we have easy access to the wineries in Amador County and those of Fair Play in El Dorado County.  Daffodil Hill is a beautiful thirteen-mile drive from Sutter Creek.  Once you are up at Daffodil Hill there is plenty of free parking, and access to the Hill is free. Bring your camera along, and a tripod if you have one. It is a photographer’s delight. There is also a picnic area, so if the day is nice, pack a lunch and sit among the Daffodils and enjoy life.

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