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Amgen tour of California spotlights Sacramento

Amgen tour of California spotlights Sacramento

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California will celebrate its finale in Sacramento, California’s state capital, on Sunday, May 22. Sacramento is centrally located in Northern California, nestled in a fertile valley between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Named “The City of Trees” and “America’s Farm to Fork Capital” Sacramento is a beautiful and unique city...

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Sierra Vintners Wine Trails on May 14, July 16 and September 24

Sierra Vintners Wine Trails on May 14, July 16 and September 24

THE FOOTHILLS HAVE SOME ENJOYABLE wine trail experiences on “roads less traveled”: “Grape Days of Summer” in Placer County, “Big Crush” in Amador County, and “Passport” in El Dorado County, among others. Sierra Vintners, which includes wineries in Placer and Nevada Counties, is offering three regional wine trail experiences in 2016— in May, July and...

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Sierra Vintners Wine Trails on May 14, July 16 and September 24

Sierra Vintners Wine Trails on May 14, July 16 and September 24

THE FOOTHILLS HAVE SOME ENJOYABLE wine trail experiences on “roads less traveled”: “Grape Days of Summer” in Placer County, “Big Crush” in Amador County, and “Passport” in El Dorado County, among others. Sierra Vintners, which includes wineries in Placer and Nevada Counties, is offering three regional wine trail experiences in 2016— in May, July and...

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Matchbook Winery Arsonist Chardonnay: #Wine

If you’re a fan of a buttery Chardonnay, you will love this Matchbook Winery Arsonist Chardonnay that I’d tasted while at the winery. It was an ordinary day made special by a meet up with a blogger friend, Donna Janke along with her husband. My husband and I met them in Winters, California a favorite haunt...

Finding Our Way Now
Matchbook Winery Arsonist Chardonnay: #Wine

If you’re a fan of a buttery Chardonnay, you will love this Matchbook Winery Arsonist Chardonnay that I’d tasted while at the winery. It was an ordinary day made special by a meet up with a blogger friend, Donna Janke along with her husband. My husband and I met them in Winters, California a favorite haunt...

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Cooper Vineyards: A “Barbera” dollar bill started things

Cooper Vineyards: A “Barbera” dollar bill started things

THE LATE ’60s AND ’70s LARGELY marked the start of Northern California’s modern winemaking era: Robert Mondavi opened his winery in Napa Valley, the Silverado wine trail was born, and California wines topped some of France’s finest in a blind tasting competition dubbed the “Judgment of Paris.” The foothills also experienced a milestone in wine...

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Andis Wines in Amador County

Andis Wines in Amador County

AMONG ALL FOOTHILL WINERIES, ANDIS WINES is one of the most stunning. It is a state-of-the-art winery with “green” design, panoramic views of the Shenandoah Valley and a 20-acre vineyard. Most of the vineyard is zinfandel, planted in 1978. Andis also buys fruit from local growers. Andis’ estate-grown zin has won a double-gold and its...

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Amador Vintners: Fine wine & scenic vineyards

Amador Vintners: Fine wine & scenic vineyards

AMADOR COUNTY’S MICROCLIMATES are as diverse as any in California, ranging from oak-studded hillsides at 900 feet to Sierra peaks that top 9,000 feet. Besides offering a year round playground—for cycling, fishing, skiing and other activities— the county’s terroir, climate and soils are ideal for growing premium wine grapes. The majority of Amador’s 3,700 vine...

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Tasting note: Smith Vineyard, Nevada City Winery, Montoliva, Bent Metal and Sierra Starr

Tasting note: Smith Vineyard, Nevada City Winery, Montoliva, Bent Metal and Sierra Starr

What’s new at the wineries: SMITH VINEYARD REUNITES WITH “AMIGO BOB” Amigo Bob Cantisano, managing partner of the Heaven and Earth Farm on the San Juan Ridge, is one of the most influential figures in California organic agriculture. “Nature bats first and last,” Amigo Bob told The New York Times Magazine. About 35 years ago, Amigo Bob,...

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Tasting note: Smith Vineyard, Nevada City Winery, Montoliva, Bent Metal and Sierra Starr

Tasting note: Smith Vineyard, Nevada City Winery, Montoliva, Bent Metal and Sierra Starr

What’s new at the wineries: SMITH VINEYARD REUNITES WITH “AMIGO BOB” Amigo Bob Cantisano, managing partner of the Heaven and Earth Farm on the San Juan Ridge, is one of the most influential figures in California organic agriculture. “Nature bats first and last,” Amigo Bob told The New York Times Magazine. About 35 years ago, Amigo Bob,...

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