DO YOU NEED EXCEPTIONAL BUT affordable wines to pick up on the way to the high Sierra for a winter getaway? Visit Carpe Vino in Old Town Auburn. Better yet, stop for dinner, a foodie’s delight, with fresh, local ingredients. But be sure to reserve a table. (Guests must be 21 years of age or [...]
THE ITALIANS WHO CAME TO THE Gold Country in the mid-1800s brought winemaking to the region—but they also
introduced the culinary tradition of baking in stone ovens.
Many Italian families used outdoor stone ovens to bake bread, a vital part of Italian culture. “Around 100 stone ovens have been identified in Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne counties [...]
THE FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION on Saturday, March 2, now in its 12th year, is an ideal time to taste the foothills’ wines while strolling the streets of historic Grass Valley.
Sip from more than 30 wineries, while sampling hand-crafted delicacies from about 25 local eateries, featuring favorite nibbles from their menus.
One of the more decadent offerings—strawberries dipped [...]
DOGS ARE A WINEMAKER’S BEST FRIEND, providing companionship in the vineyard and at the winery. They romp among the vines, chasing balls and snacking on grapes. Many of them greet guests at the winery, as much a part of the experience as tasting wine.
There’s also a deeper connection. “Just like drinking wine, or pruning a [...]