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Beautiful scenery pairs well with a glass of wine. Famous attractions like Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe offer breathtaking examples of our state’s natural abundance, while just a short drive away, local vineyards in the Sierra Foothills serve up wines of abundant flavor and variety. The epicenter of the California Gold Rush, this area attracted thousands of immigrants who sought fortune in the mines—and left their vines in the soil. Ghost towns still dot the area, serving as reminders of the Wild West.
Sierra Foothills of California

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Events in Sierra Foothills

Amador Wine Country Big Crush Harvest Festival

Amador Wine Country, Plymouth

Celebrate harvest at the 30th Annual Big Crush Harvest Festival with world class wine, small bites, live music, and fun harvest activities!

Cost: $90(Full Weekend), $65(2-Day), $50(1-Day), $15 per day (Designated Driver)

Address & Location:
Amador Wine Country, 9310 Pacific Street, Plymouth, CA

Phone: (209) 245-6992

Email: director@amadorwine.com

Website: amadorbigcrush.com

Details: Join us in celebrating harvest at the 30th Annual Big Crush Harvest Festival on Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th. With fall vineyard views filled with trudging tractors and bustling crush pads this annual tradition takes place during our favorite time of the year. Experience everything Amador Wine Country has to offer with over 40 wineries providing world class wine alongside either a small bite, live music or a fun harvest activity.

6th Annual Murphys Witch Walk

Murphys Main Street, Murphys

The 6th Annual Murphys Witch Walk, Calaveras County’s #1 costumed oenophile festival, returns on Saturday October 15, 20222, from Noon to 8 pm

Cost: FREE

Address & Location:
Murphys Main Street, Murphys Main Street, Murphys, CA

Phone: (209) 736-7955

Email: info@murphyswitchwalk.com

Website: www.murphyswitchwalk.com

Details: With over 24 tasting rooms within walking distance along the Main Street, the Murphys Witch Walk has grown to attract thousands of costumed oenophile revelers to Murphys to explore, shop, dine, enjoy, and learn about this inimitable historic Motherlode town coined the ‘Queen of the Sierra.’ Murphys looks like a Deadwood, Silverado, and Wyatt Earp movie set combined with the relaxed and casual atmosphere and elegance of early 1970’s Sonoma and Napa. For a fun and festive themed party with friends and strangers, Murphys naturally becomes the perfect Gothic-ish “all the world’s a stage where everyone’s a star” backdrop.