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Make Woodland Your Dining Destination

taste of yoloWe sent Sacramento writer Barbara L. Steinberg to check out the dining scene in Woodland for Taste of Yolo Restaurant Week – here is her enthusiastic report.

In California, every season is splendiferous and bountiful along back roads of Yolo County. Part of the Central Valley, this agricultural heartland is situated between coastal foothills and the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. Rolling hills, verdant valleys and mountains overflow with a profusion of vineyards, orchards, pastured livestock and row crops. All the best, the finest and most delicious ingredients take center stage during Taste of Yolo Restaurant Week, January 22-28, 2017. more

Holiday Happenings in Yolo

Holiday EventsYolo County is offering up some must see holiday festivities this month!

35th Annual Downtown Davis Parade and Tree Lighting || December 1
The community is invited to one of Davis’ oldest community traditions which includes the children’s candlelight parade, the holiday tree lighting in E Street Plaza, horse drawn carriage rides, appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and free showing of “The Grinch” at the Varsity Theatre. Visit here for more info.

Tree Lighting, First Friday ArtWalk and Carriage Rides in Downtown Woodland || December 2
Stroll through historic downtown Woodland for a festive Friday evening! Visit here for more info.

Tractor Parade and Tree Lighting in Downtown Winters|| December 3
Experience the ultimate small town, quirky holiday parade with vintage and modern tractors,antique trucks and farm equipment bedecked with dazzling lights on Saturday, December 3. At 6:30pm the first Winters Lighted Tractor Parade will roll down Winters Main Street to celebrate the holiday season and our agricultural heritage in a unique way. Visit here for more info. more

Now Open: The Jan Shrem & Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

Shrem MuseumThe Manetti Shrem Museum, a visible landmark along Interstate 80 that welcomes visitors on a major gateway to the UC Davis campus, opened its doors this November. It is a magnificent facility, full of eye-popping works of art, and thanks to the generosity of museum donors and partners, admission is free to everyone. more

Cheers to Yolo’s Wine Scene

turkovichtastingroomIt’s California Wine month and Yolo County has a ton of award winning wines, amazing tasting experiences and vineyards right in our own backyard. We’re here to share a fantastic article Evan Ream wrote for the Davis Enterprise about Yolo’s wine scene. Keep reading for details and a huge thanks to Evan and The Davis Enterprise for letting us share this piece. more

Visit Yolo Presents Taste of Yolo

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An epic tasting event celebrating Yolo County’s farms, wineries, breweries and restaurants. The inaugural Taste of Yolo festival will take place June 10, 2017 in Central Park in Davis, CA. The festival, organized by Visit Yolo, is an epic tasting event celebrating Yolo County’s farms, wineries, breweries and restaurants. Visitors will be treated to a variety of food, drink and farm fresh products as they make their way through a virtual tour of Yolo County with separate sections representing the unique flavors of Davis, Winters, Woodland, West Sacramento, Clarksburg and Capay Valley. more

Welcome To Beertopia

canstockphoto25522982 (2)With a half-dozen microbreweries producing insanely good craft beers—Eye of the Lager, anyone?—Yolo County is becoming one of California’s capitals of beer touring

“Beer,” Trent Yackzan says, “is an emotional beverage.”

Yackzan is sipping one of his beers at his Sudwerk Brewing Company in Davis. And it only takes one sip of Sudwerk’s Cascaderade IPA or Big DIPL to realize that he is right. Beer is an emotional beverage, and the emotions it stirs most strongly are happy ones. Joy, exhilaration, delight —it would take a million emoji’s to fully express the pleasure you feel when drinking a really good glass of beer. more

Fred Manas & The Best Peaches in the West

Fred Manas

Fred Manas is a rancher, in the fullest sense of the term. He grows and harvests good things to eat: a variety of fruits on 60 acres around Esparto, almost all of it sold on the premises, and Angus-Hereford cattle run in the fields and foothills of Napa and Yolo counties, which is processed and sold at his namesake meat market near town. He wears what suits him: jeans with a large tarnished buckle, stripped shirt with two pockets, cowboy boots that haven’t been polished since he bought them, and a hat no one else in the world could get away with wearing. more

Sunflower Fields Bloom in Yolo County

sunflower fieldSunflower’s have officially started to bloom in Yolo County. Each year as we approach sunflower season we get a ton of calls from visitors and locals looking to view these stunning fields. So this year we will be keeping you up to date on where you can see these beautiful blooming fields while they are in season. We will be updating our map on a weekly basis…if you see fields leave us a message on Facebook so we can update the map. Keep your eyes on our social media channels to be the first to know when the map is updated.

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Wine Tasting in Winters

photo-1423483641154-5411ec9c0ddfWe asked long-time Sunset Magazine travel editor Peter Fish to visit Winters and tell us what he found there ~ here is his entertaining report.

HERE WE ARE, my wife and I, in downtown Winters, California, on a fine Saturday afternoon. On the sidewalk on Main Street, just outside Berryessa Gap Vineyards’ tasting room, a small sandwich board sign shares a profound piece of wisdom: WINE IS ALWAYS THE ANSWER.

This day in Winters, we quickly learn the sign is correct. If your questions are: (A) how to spend a really fun afternoon; and (B) explore a very pretty downtown; and (C) meet interesting people, wine-tasting in Winters is always the answer. more

Wines of Yolo County Map & Guide

Wines of Yolo GuideCome visit the newest up and coming wine region in California! To learn more about our wineries and wine events explore our Wine & Beer page or to get your free Wines of Yolo County Guide & Map mailed to you click here. We are home to over twenty wineries with unlimited wine experiences to savor. The best part about wine tasting in Yolo County…it has all the things you love about wine tasting – amazing wines, meeting the wine makers themselves, discovering new places full of charm and a peaceful down to earth experience you won’t find anywhere else.

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