Itinerary: October 2008 Archives

Wine Country Itinerary: Amador County

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By Robert P. Farmer

Forty-five minutes east of Sacramento is Amador County, where once upon a time people rushed in for gold, but today they slow down for wine. Amador County, part of California's Gold Country foothills, has emerged as an important wine-producing region, a reputation rooted largely in zinfandel and more specifically in the old-vine style of the varietal. Of the more than two dozen wineries located along Highway 49 between highways 50 and 88, most are family-owned and operated and all offer casual, friendly atmospheres for getting to know their wines. Amador wineries do not charge for tastings, but many are only open a few days a week--usually Fri-Sun. Call ahead to confirm.
Submitted by Tri-Valley CVB

Gather your girlfriends and get away from it all in Livermore Valley wine country. Greenville Road has got everything you'll need for a fun filled weekend, boasting a 27 hole golf course, a luxurious inn with a full service spa and plenty of boutique wineries.  
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In these tough economic times, that trip to Italy is looking less likely! Have no fear, in Livermore Valley you can take a trip to Italy without the hefty pricetag.  Livermore Valley wineries offer Italian inspired wines with a warm and friendly atmosphere.  Play bocce ball on world class courts and enjoy your meals.

Eat: Terra Mia Italian Restaurant
Slow down and enjoy the food in a truly warm Italian atmosphere. At Terra Mia, dishes are carefully prepared using only the freshest locally grown organic ingredients. All the food is made from scratch, like the trattorias and ristorantes in southern Italy. It takes time to make these fresh pastas and entrees, so expect a 20-30 minutes wait while your food is prepared. Spend that time enjoying an appetizer and glass of wine, relax, enjoy your food and conversation with your friend, partner and family.
Phone: (925)456-3333