Yolo County, California

From wineries and farms to local dining, the serene little towns that make up the countryside of Yolo County are full of charm and rich in fresh experiences.

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Verdant and untrammeled, Capay Valley

Verdant and untrammeled, Capay Valley is a remarkably serene stretch of fertile land, rolling hills, and canyon land, the nest for lovely small and mid-size organic farms, natural wonders, and outstanding events. Here you can tour working farms, enjoy farm-to-fork dinners in the quiet countryside, go white-water rafting or hike in the rambling hills. While rich in history, Capay Valley also has a modern pulse, with wine-tasting, resort as well and B&B amenities, and a full slate of festivals to suit your interests.

Capay Valley is a string-of-pearls collage of communities running from Madison up through Rumsey. The Cache Creek Casino Resort is here, with its eye-popping golf course and year-round live entertainment. Capay Valley Vineyards, Séka Hills Tasting Room, Guinda Commons restaurant, and Road Trip Bar & Grill form the backbone of year-round attractions. From the annual springtime Almond Festival to the can’t-miss Hoes Down Festival at Fully Belly Farm in fall, you will fall in love with this beautiful, vibrant neighborhood.

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Tee It Up at Yocha Dehe Golf Club

Yocha DeHe Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course situated along the Cache Creek in the Capay Valley. Carved out of rolling hills and wine vineyards, it’s part of the Cache Creek Casino Resort. This 7,337-yard, par 72 course was designed by Brad Bell and opened in January 2008. The first tee shot features an elevated view of the entire golf course, which is surrounded by rolling hills spotted with oak trees and native grasses. Bent grass greens and rye/bluegrass fairways provide excellent playing conditions. Five sets of tees are available to accommodate all skill levels of golfers. Green fees start at just $35, depending on day and time.

The facility also includes a handsome dining room and bar, well-stocked pro shop, practice range and greens, and other amenities.

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The Story Behind “Capay Valley Grown”

Capay Valley Grown was launched in 2004 as a partnership among twenty-three farms and ranches that wanted to increase the marketability of their high-quality products. The members of this collective strive to sell a sense of place with their products: information that conveys value to buyers while creating awareness about farming, stewardship and quality. The members of Capay Valley Grown continue to connect with Yolo County and Northern California customers to provide maximum freshness, flavor and consumer confidence.

What is grown up here? Meat, dairy products, eggs, nuts and dried fruit, olive oil, honey and ham, fruits and vegetables of all kinds, herbs, flowers, and first-rate wines. A majority of the producers here are Certified Organic. A few farms engage in Community Supported Agriculture programs, providing delivery service of boxes of fresh produce ~ Farm Fresh To You is just one example.

Capay Valley Grown members also collaborate to promote the Capay Valley to visitors and customers; it’s an area where you are invited to taste, play, and experience our beautiful valley ~ through an event at one of the great event facilities here, arranging a tour at a member farm, or attending annual events like Hoes Down at Fully Belly Farm or the Almond Festival (always on the last weekend in February).

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