Daffodil Hill in Wine Country

Daffodil Hill in Wine Country – Volcano, California Daffodil Hill is not open to the public this year 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 worth seeing, … Read more

Sutter Creek Tasting Rooms

Serafina tasting room

Sutter Creek Tasting Rooms Sutter Creek is our favorite gold country town in the Sierra Foothills. We love the town for its old buildings and historic points of interest. Just in the past few years, Sutter Creek has been enjoying a boom in wine country tourism. Wine lovers are spending vacation time to visit the … Read more

Borjon Winery in Amador

Borjon Winery in the Shenandoah Valley of  Amador County This is another success story of a Mexican immigrant with hard work ethics who has worked his way from vineyard worker to winery owner. The Borjon Winery is turning heads in the world of California wine. What was once an unknown or hidden winery is now receiving … Read more

Amador 360 – Wine Tasting Room

Amador 360

Amador 360 – Wine tasting room extraordinaire This was our 17th annual visit to the Amador wine country. We love visiting this wine country for so many reasons. It is a wonderful change-of-pace from the Napa Valley or Sonoma wine country. Amador is a quiet wine country with fewer visitors, but nonetheless excellent wines and … Read more

Plymouth wine country

Plymouth wine country

Plymouth wine country Is Plymouth wine country the new Napa Valley? For sure it is not! It is a unique wine country with a character all its own. For the most part, Plymouth wine country has many small family-owned wineries. A few “big boys” have recently arrived like Turley and Andis, but this wine area … Read more

Amador Flower Farm on Shenandoah School Road

Amador flower farm

About the Amador Flower Farm and wine tasting Here is a chance to combine two hobbies, wine country travel and gardening. One of wine country’s prettiest backroads is Shenandoah School Road in Amador County in the Sierra Foothills. The Shenandoah School Road connects at two ends to Shenandoah Road and is about a four-mile stretch … Read more

Sutter Creek Winery Update

Each time we visit this area of the Sierra Foothills there are new wine adventures to be discovered. This time we found a couple of new wineries and revisited some of our old favorites. We always make our home base the town of Sutter Creek and stay at the Hanford House Inn. Even though the town lacks a really good gourmet restaurant, there are several places to dine within walking distance that offer good meals. Most of the wineries are about a 15-minute drive away on the beautiful backroads of the Shenandoah Valley. Almost all the wineries in this area are small family-owned wineries, and rarely do any charge a fee for tasting wine. Napa Valley, take note!

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