Sierra Foothills: A Road Trip Waiting To Happen

Recent spring rains have brought the Sierra foothills to splendor with verdant greens, California poppies, and other wildflowers bursting forth brightly. Add the wild and scenic Mokelumne River, gold rush history, and quaint historic towns that beckon around every turn, and you have a road trip waiting to happen. The Mokelumne River stretches almost 100 […]

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Coopers Vineyards, Dollar Bill & Barbera

Dick Cooper, whose family originally arrived in the Sierra Foothills in 1919, is generally considered Amador County’s “Godfather of Barbera.” The whole Barbera thing came almost as an accident—the name of a grape jotted down on a dollar bill. Zinfandel might be Amador’s heritage grape, but it is a grape that does well in other parts of California. Barbera, on the […]

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