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Tours & Tastings
Tours & Tastings

There's plenty of options when it comes to checking out the different wineries, breweries and tasting rooms. For some of the more unique experiences, you'll need to plan ahead and book a reservation.

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Hotels & Resorts
Hotels & Resorts

The Sierra Footholls offers plenty of options to stay in the area. Experience it like a local and book an AirBnb or stay at one of the region's hotel properties, you have plenty of options that will meet just about any budget. For those on a tight travel budget, there's plenty of local county and state parks to camp at in the spring and summer seasons.

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Bars & Restaurants
Bars & Restaurants

The Sierra Foothills region is vast, so you have plenty of delightful restaurants, cafes and bakeries to choose from. One of our favorite towns in the area is Murphys! It offers some amazing dining culinary experiences that will rival the best of other wine regions.

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Transportation & Tour Companies
Transportation & Tour Companies

Leave the driving to a local professional driver and get the inside scope of where to go and what to skip. Uber is available, but expect long delays to hail a ride.

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Things to Do
Things to Do

Being you are in the beautiful mountains in the country, the region offers plenty of outdoor activities to get your adrenaline shot or relaxation. From hiring a local fishing guide, to alpine skiing to mountain bike tours, the Sierra Foothills wine region has it all.

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Getaway Ideas
Getaway Ideas

Whether you are celebrating a girls weekend, your honeymoon or a weekend retreat, CellarPass offers you instant itineraries to make your trip to Amador County Wine Country is just a click away.

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Upcoming special events in Sierra Foothills
Helwig Winery Concerts presents: Bohemian Queen Img

Helwig Winery

Helwig Winery Concerts presents: Bohemian Queen

Plymouth, CA

Saturday, August 24, 2024 5:00 PM

Helwig Winery Concerts presents: Garratt Wilkin & The Parrot Heads Img

Helwig Winery

Helwig Winery Concerts presents: Garratt Wilkin & The Parrot Heads

Plymouth, CA

Saturday, July 20, 2024 5:00 PM

Sold Out
Helwig@Dusk presents Rhythm Vandals Img

Helwig Winery

Helwig@Dusk presents Rhythm Vandals

Plymouth, CA

Friday, June 21, 2024 5:00 PM

Helwig@Dusk presents: Wasted Space Img

Helwig Winery

Helwig@Dusk presents: Wasted Space

Plymouth, CA

Friday, September 20, 2024 5:00 PM

Helwig Winery Concerts presents: The Cripple Creek Band Img

Helwig Winery

Helwig Winery Concerts presents: The Cripple Creek Band

Plymouth, CA

Saturday, September 14, 2024 5:00 PM

Helwig@Dusk presents: AcustaGruve  - WINE CLUB ONLY Img

Helwig Winery

Helwig@Dusk presents: AcustaGruve - WINE CLUB ONLY

Plymouth, CA

Friday, June 7, 2024 5:00 PM

Helwig@Dusk presents: Unleashed Img

Helwig Winery

Helwig@Dusk presents: Unleashed

Plymouth, CA

Friday, August 16, 2024 5:00 PM

Helwig@Dusk presents: Jax Hammer Img

Helwig Winery

Helwig@Dusk presents: Jax Hammer

Plymouth, CA

Friday, July 19, 2024 5:00 PM

Summer Club Exclusive Event - A Taste of Italy! Img

Helwig Winery

Summer Club Exclusive Event - A Taste of Italy!

Plymouth, CA

Saturday, August 31, 2024 5:00 PM

Helwig@Dusk presents: The CarTunes - WINE CLUB ONLY Img

Helwig Winery

Helwig@Dusk presents: The CarTunes - WINE CLUB ONLY

Plymouth, CA

Friday, September 27, 2024 5:00 PM

Wine + yoga = WOGA! Img

Boeger Winery

Wine + yoga = WOGA!

Placerville, CA

Sunday, June 9, 2024 9:30 AM

I Love Lucy Grape Stomp Img

Wise Villa Winery

I Love Lucy Grape Stomp

Lincoln, CA

Sunday, September 22, 2024 6:00 PM

August Club Release: Wine & Cheese Pairing in the Cave Img

Helwig Winery

August Club Release: Wine & Cheese Pairing in the Cave

Plymouth, CA

Aug 2, 2024 - Aug 4, 2024

Sold Out
Elevated Library Flight: The Early Teen Vintages (2011 - 2016) Img

Locke Vineyards

Elevated Library Flight: The Early Teen Vintages (2011 - 2016)

Murphys, CA

Sunday, May 26, 2024 11:00 AM

Fall Club Exclusive Event - Say Hello to Harvest! Img

Helwig Winery

Fall Club Exclusive Event - Say Hello to Harvest!

Plymouth, CA

Saturday, September 28, 2024 5:00 PM

Music in the Vines - The Tritones Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Music in the Vines - The Tritones

Somerset, CA

Saturday, May 25, 2024 4:00 PM

Annual Sunset Hawaiian Luau Img

Annual Hawiian Luau

Annual Sunset Hawaiian Luau

Lincoln, CA

Sunday, July 21, 2024 6:00 PM

November Club Release: Wine & Cheese Pairing in the Cave Img

Helwig Winery

November Club Release: Wine & Cheese Pairing in the Cave

Plymouth, CA

Nov 1, 2024 - Nov 3, 2024

Wine + yoga = WOGA! Img

Boeger Winery

Wine + yoga = WOGA!

Placerville, CA

Sunday, July 7, 2024 8:30 AM

E16 Memorial Day BBQ and Car Show Img

E16 Winery

E16 Memorial Day BBQ and Car Show

Somerset, CA

Saturday, May 25, 2024 11:00 AM

Tuscan Street Fair Vendor 6/5 Img

Wise Villa Winery

Tuscan Street Fair Vendor 6/5

Lincoln, CA

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 3:00 PM

Tuscan Street Fair Vendor 6/12 Img

Wise Villa Winery

Tuscan Street Fair Vendor 6/12

Lincoln, CA

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 3:00 PM

Sip & Paint with Natasha Img

Wise Villa Winery

Sip & Paint with Natasha

Lincoln, CA

Saturday, June 15, 2024 11:00 AM

Locke Lavender Workshop (Saturday, 6/22) Img

Locke Vineyards

Locke Lavender Workshop (Saturday, 6/22)

Murphys, CA

Saturday, June 22, 2024 10:00 AM

Music in the Vines - Late For Dinner Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Music in the Vines - Late For Dinner

Somerset, CA

Saturday, July 6, 2024 3:00 PM

Music in the Vines - RxEmedy Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Music in the Vines - RxEmedy

Somerset, CA

Saturday, September 7, 2024 4:00 PM

Art & Wine on Omo Img

Open On Omo

Art & Wine on Omo

Somerset, CA

Jun 29, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024

Music in the Vines - The Jamokes Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Music in the Vines - The Jamokes

Somerset, CA

Saturday, June 15, 2024 3:00 PM

Tuscan Street Fair Vendor 6/19 Img

Wise Villa Winery

Tuscan Street Fair Vendor 6/19

Lincoln, CA

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 3:00 PM

Plein Air Workshop with David Yapp Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Plein Air Workshop with David Yapp

Somerset, CA

Saturday, June 22, 2024 9:00 AM

Tuscan Street Fair Vendor 6/26 Img

Wise Villa Winery

Tuscan Street Fair Vendor 6/26

Lincoln, CA

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 3:00 PM

Elevated Library Flight: Locke Family Cellar Favorite Vintages Img

Locke Vineyards

Elevated Library Flight: Locke Family Cellar Favorite Vintages

Murphys, CA

Saturday, July 6, 2024 11:00 AM

Music in the Vines - Listen Hear Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Music in the Vines - Listen Hear

Somerset, CA

Saturday, July 27, 2024 4:00 PM

Music in the Vines - Deep Wayback Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Music in the Vines - Deep Wayback

Somerset, CA

Saturday, August 10, 2024 4:00 PM

Music in the Vines - The Band Unleashed Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Music in the Vines - The Band Unleashed

Somerset, CA

Saturday, August 24, 2024 4:00 PM

50TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL WEEKEND CELEBRATION Img

Sierra Vista Winery

50TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL WEEKEND CELEBRATION

Placerville, CA

Saturday, May 25, 2024 11:00 AM

Vanda's  Paint'n'Sip Class Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Vanda's Paint'n'Sip Class

Somerset, CA

Saturday, June 1, 2024 1:00 PM

FOOD, WINE AND LIVE MUSIC W/PATRICK WALSH Img

Sierra Vista Winery

FOOD, WINE AND LIVE MUSIC W/PATRICK WALSH

Placerville, CA

Saturday, June 1, 2024 5:30 PM

Sierra Vista Winery Art Show Img

Sierra Vista Winery

Sierra Vista Winery Art Show

Placerville, CA

Jun 8, 2024 - Jun 9, 2024

Summer Concert Series Fathers Day BBQ Img

E16 Winery

Summer Concert Series Fathers Day BBQ

Somerset, CA

Saturday, June 15, 2024 4:00 PM

FOOD, WINE AND LIVE MUSIC W/OLD WEST TRIO Img

Sierra Vista Winery

FOOD, WINE AND LIVE MUSIC W/OLD WEST TRIO

Placerville, CA

Saturday, June 22, 2024 5:30 PM

Independence Day Cookout Img

E16 Winery

Independence Day Cookout

Somerset, CA

Saturday, July 6, 2024 11:00 AM

CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND FOOD, WINE AND LIVE MUSIC BY COLTON MOUNTAIN Img

Sierra Vista Winery

CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND FOOD, WINE AND LIVE MUSIC BY COLTON MOUNTAIN

Placerville, CA

Saturday, July 6, 2024 12:00 PM

Collage Workshop with David Yapp Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Collage Workshop with David Yapp

Somerset, CA

Saturday, July 13, 2024 1:00 PM

Summer Concert Series #3 Img

E16 Winery

Summer Concert Series #3

Somerset, CA

Saturday, July 20, 2024 2:00 PM

FOOD, WINE AND LIVE MUSIC BY INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN Img

Sierra Vista Winery

FOOD, WINE AND LIVE MUSIC BY INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN

Placerville, CA

Saturday, July 20, 2024 5:30 PM

Vanda's  Paint'n'Sip Class Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Vanda's Paint'n'Sip Class

Somerset, CA

Saturday, July 27, 2024 1:00 PM

FOOD, WINE AND LIVE MUSIC BY JAX HAMMER Img

Sierra Vista Winery

FOOD, WINE AND LIVE MUSIC BY JAX HAMMER

Placerville, CA

Saturday, July 27, 2024 5:30 PM

Members Pickup Party Img

E16 Winery

Members Pickup Party

Somerset, CA

Saturday, August 10, 2024 11:00 AM

Wine + yoga = WOGA! Img

Boeger Winery

Wine + yoga = WOGA!

Placerville, CA

Sunday, August 11, 2024 8:30 AM

Cathie's Paint Party - August 17th Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Cathie's Paint Party - August 17th

Somerset, CA

Saturday, August 17, 2024 1:00 PM

Paella Night! Img

E16 Winery

Paella Night!

Somerset, CA

Saturday, August 24, 2024 4:00 PM

Vanda's  Paint'n'Sip Class Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Vanda's Paint'n'Sip Class

Somerset, CA

Saturday, September 7, 2024 1:00 PM

Wine + yoga = WOGA! Img

Boeger Winery

Wine + yoga = WOGA!

Placerville, CA

Sunday, September 15, 2024 9:30 AM

Plein Air Workshop with David Yapp Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Plein Air Workshop with David Yapp

Somerset, CA

Saturday, September 28, 2024 9:00 AM

Wine + yoga = WOGA! Img

Boeger Winery

Wine + yoga = WOGA!

Placerville, CA

Sunday, October 6, 2024 9:30 AM

Collage Workshop with David Yapp Img

Mediterranean Vineyards

Collage Workshop with David Yapp

Somerset, CA

Saturday, October 19, 2024 1:00 PM

Masquerade Ball 2024 Img

Wise Villa Winery

Masquerade Ball 2024

Lincoln, CA

Sunday, October 27, 2024 6:00 PM

Weather

Sierra Foothills's seasons

Know what the best season is to visit Sierra Foothills and what to wear.

Winter
Winter

(December - February) The Sierra Nevada foothills sits among elevations ranging from 800 feet above sea level to over 2000, offering a plenrty of opportunity to soak in the view of the snow-capped peaks. Winter is the slowest time of the year where daytime temps range from 30-55 degrees. Wear jeans, a sweater and a warm jacket in case you run across some intermittent weather between your wine tasting stops.

Spring
Spring

(March - May) As Spring arrives, so do the temperatures. The stunning green hillsides beg for a hike around one of the many lakes and do bring a picnic and a bottle of wine you pick up along one of your winery stops. Spring is also "release" season where most wineries begin offering their latest vintages with special parties and experiences. Reservations are recommended.

Summer
Summer

(June - August) Summer can offer temperatures from 70-90 degrees at times depending on the elevations you plan on visiting. We recommend you drink a lot of water and enjoy yourself as wineries offer many different tour and tasting events to choose from. Reservations are strongly recommended starting mid-June.

Fall
Fall

(September - November) Fall is harvest season in Amador County which attracts wine collectors from around the globe seeking to be part of the excitement of “crush”. From legendary harvest parties to production tours, you’ll need to plan ahead. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Tips

Sierra Foothills's travel tips

Traveling to Sierra Foothills

  • If you are travelling from afar by air, you'll want to look at Sacramento International (SMF) as your destination as it sits about 100 miles away from Murphys, California.
  • If you are already in the local area, there's a few different transportation companies that can get you around from popular ride sharing apps. Private shuttles can be hired to get you to and from the airport and on your daily excursions.
  • Unfortunately there are no public options available to travel to the region. You'll need to view the private transportation options.
About Sierra Foothills

There's something about spending a day, a weekend of a week in the Sierra Foothills wine country. The air is clear, the vistas are endless and the hospitality is genuine.

And given you can make this the backdrop to the perfect wine country getaway where you can go alpine skiing till the afternoon, then arrive in Murphys for an amazing culinary experience, you will not go wrong setting this region as your destination.

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