Sierra Foothills Weekend: Rafting and Wine Tasting

Posted September 10, 2008 by Malina

Another fun pairing is coming up this weekend for those of you looking for a quick escape to the Sierra Foothills.  This time, come up for a rafting adventure and then relax with a tour of the foothill’s fantastic wineries at the peak of harvest season.

River trips are available this Sat and Sun on the South and Middle Forks of the American River.  Also running both Sat and Sun is a special foothill winery event called “Tour de Vine.” The event includes 20 wineries, each of which will be offering special events like cellar tours, crush and harvest demonstrations, and vineyard tours.  Light refreshements and food pairings will also be offered.  Tickets are good for both days so you can explore different wineries at your own pace.  For more information and to see a list of participating wineries, visit the El Dorado Country Wine Association website.

Visit AO rafting for suggestions on local places to stay.

(Above: Winemakers and Vineyard managers like Greg Boeger of Boeger Winery will be out in force this weekend to give you a behind-the-scenes look at Sierra Foothill winemaking)


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