Wine Tasting and WhitewaterPosted September 17, 2009 by Malina
Fall is a very civilized time to come visit the Gold Country–no summer mayhem, barges of screaming water-fighters, massive party boats…..
You get all the thrills of summer but with more peace and quiet in between. This is also a great time to check out other gems of this area: a delicious dinner at Cafe Mahjaic, a peaceful evening at the Eden Vale Inn, and an afternoon wine tasting the day after a fun trip down the American River. Local wineries include Venezio, Gold Hill Vineyards and David Girard–they’re all within 5 minutes of the South Fork American. Just a little further up the road are all the Apple Hill wineries with favorite places like Boeger, Madrona, and Lava Cap. Pack a picnic, buy a chilled bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, and relax in Boeger’s lovely grounds for a truly relaxing day…..
(Above: a lovely view of the Coloma Lotus Valley from Venezio Winery, Right: wine tasting on the South Fork!)