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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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
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Sierra Foothills's seasons
Know what the best season is to visit Sierra Foothills and what to wear.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.