Gold Country autumn
In the folded foothills of the Sierra Nevada, California's Gold Country, autumn lingers long into October, offering blue skies,
tawny hills, and grapevines tinged fierce red
Good new restaurants are popping up in unexpected places. Even more strikingly, an influx of creative new winemakers has made the Gold Country one of the most fascinating wine regions in the West.
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