4 Resources to Grasp California Country California is a large state. In fact, it's physically the 3rd largest in the U.S. These 4 references will help when you travel. BY TOURING & TASTING
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A gorgeous flower, one among more than 20,000 plants visitors can gaze upon at the Quarryhill Botanical Garden.
“ Passengers will experience award-winning wineries who pride themselves on a tradition of hospitality and Livermore Valley’s rich history while enjoying breathtaking views.”
From the Lodi appellation to the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, California has some remarkable destinations to visit. We've compiled four resources that we believe will help entertain, commute and engage you and your senses.
Quarryhill Botanical Garden
Quarryhill is a woodland garden cradled in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains featuring more than 20,000 plants of wild origin in a natural setting. Winding gravel paths pass flowering shrubs, exotic shade trees, and tranquil ponds. The gently rolling hills are planted with rare and endangered species grown from seed that was wild collected in East Asia. This is a real hidden gem.
Hopping on the Livermore Wine Trolley is the best way to visit beautiful Livermore Wine Country. Passengers will experience award-winning wineries who pride themselves on a tradition of hospitality and Livermore Valley’s rich history while enjoying breathtaking views. The Wine Trolley’s popular all-inclusive wine tasting tours run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday rain or shine. Guests visit four wineries, enjoy a delicious lunch, and learn about the region along the way. In addition, Livermore Wine Trolley offers private charter trolleys to celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, corporate team building events, and other special occasions that deserve to be memorable, fun, and unique. Hop on the trolley soon!
Discover 28 amazing wineries offering world class wines, barrel tastings, food and wine pairings, and winemaker tastings within minutes of Sonoma Plaza. Enjoy one- and two-day Wine Trail Passes year round. Barrel taste at Savor Sonoma Valley on March 18 & 19. Visit again for a hands-on harvest at Sonoma Valley Crush in September. More event information, fun itineraries at their website.
In the heart of the Lodi appellation, Peltier Winery is an innovative, cutting-edge winery and custom crush facility dedicated to producing outstanding wines from its own sustainably grown grapes. The winery was founded by third-generation grape growers, Rodney and Gayla Schatz, who use only estate-grown grapes from their 1,200-plus acres of Lodi Rules Certified Green vineyards. They rely on the remarkable blending skills of their Winemaker, JC van Staden, who crafts an impressive portfolio of single varietals, blends, and a dessert wine cleverly named USB___(blank). As an invitation to everyone to join in the excitement as the winery grows, Peltier now invites guests to make an appointment and visit its temporary tasting room just east of Highway 99 on the corner of Peltier and Kennefick Roads in Acampo.