Wine Destinations: 12 Stunning Spots in California

Gold Country in Central California

Wine is poured in a glass at one of California's many stunning wine destinations.

This wine destination is especially great for those who feel a calling to head towards the mountains. It’s situated on the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in central California. Due to its location, Gold Country is lauded for its stunning contour-lined views of the range. This area is also a great spark of interest for history buffs. The area is named after the historical discovery of gold in 1848 because it caused so many to migrate west. You can enjoy your time tasting or split your adventures for a chance to visit old-style towns. If you don’t have the chance to leave the country, you might consider visiting Gold Country instead!