A Warm Winter in Gold Country

Vineyard at Lavacap

Vineyard at Lavacap. Photo (c)David Locicero 2012

This strangely warm winter we’ve been having in Northern California, means that weekend escapes to Gold Country don’t mean juggling snow gear or umbrellas.  The Sierra Foothills are beautiful to see, with beautiful countryside and fascinating Gold Rush era towns, like Suttercreek and Placerville, to explore.  Best of all, it’s winter and it won’t be crowded, not that it’s ever as crazy as Napa or Sonoma.

Oh, and there are FANTASTIC wineries!

If you decide to head on up to Gold Country don’t forget to pick up your copy of Pour Me Another to guide you around the back roads and lead you to some of the best wines produced in California today.

Imagine a weekend driving the back roads of Gold Country, sampling great wines, shopping for antiques in quaint, but very real, Gold Rush era towns.  Stay at one of the great Bed & Breakfasts, perhaps one in an historic Victorian era house.  A few days of nothing but beauty and relaxation, punctuated with great wine, great people, and wonderful food.

Go ahead.  You know you want to.  Why wait?

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About dslocicero

David is an author and architect living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He writes about wine, food and travel. His first book is Pour Me Another: An Opinionated Guide to Gold Country Wines, now one of the highest rated books about California Wines.