Wine Trail, near Monterey, CA
In California's Salinas Valley, near Monterey, fall color can be found in more places than just the leaves. Sample all hues
of great, under-the-radar wines along River Road, aka the Wine Trail, at the 20 or so wineries (most of them in the Santa
Lucia Highlands appellation). In addition, make time to stock up excellent local produce along the way—there’s a good reason
it’s called the “salad bowl of the country” (80 percent of U.S.-grown lettuce comes from here).
More: Wine tasting and more along Monterey's River Road