Hidden in the rolling Sierra foothills are some of the best wine grapes you’ll find anywhere. In California’s undiscovered Wine Country, you have several options for ultimately tasting tours. Start with Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley, less than 30 minutes away, which is famous for its zinfandel, as well as other varietals. For culinary flair, try lunch or dinner at historic Hotel Sutter in Sutter Creek.
Tip: Pick up Barbara Keck’s book Wineries of the Sierra Foothills, an insightful read on the on the region.