Last weekend was a short summer trip up to Placerville, CA, an old Gold Rush town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Fun old towns and great wineries. Some good things around there:
Latcham Winery
One of our favourites, excellent and friendly with reasonable prices. Good Barbera right now, smooth.
Lava Cap Winery
A new find for us. Very powerful wines - the 2000 Zinfandel reserve is terrific.
Cafe Luna
Excellent Placerville restaurant, great local wine list.
Zachary Jacques Restaurant
Frenchman transplanted to California gold country. Odd place with funky decor and excellent food. Gateau St. Honore!
Cary House Hotel
Easy and nice hotel in Placerville. Service is not well trained but it's a good place to stay.
Sutter Creek, CA
Cute touristy town, excellent antiques store. Good place for lunch and milling about between wineries.
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