1. Sacramento: Capay Valley Lavender Farm Tour w/ Lunch & Wine
Explore the scenic Capay Valley and visit three farms that produce wine, olive oil, and lavender on a guided tour. Sip local wine and tuck into small bites, olive oil, and vinegar tastings, discover a hands-on lavender activity, an olive mill tour, enjoy a farm to fork lunch, and more wine tasting. Uncover Capay Valley, an undiscovered gem right in Sacramento’s backyard, in Yolo County. It is the home of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and to some of the richest soil in the world. The valley is home to world-class farms that produce everything from fruit and nuts to award winning olive oil and wine. Start at the charming Taber Ranch Vineyards and Event Center and tour the gardens. There, enjoy a wine, olive oil, and vinegar tasting in the shaded outdoor Begonia Room. Taste small bites while you learn about the history of family owned Taber Ranch, a California ranch dating back over 100 years. From there, head up the road to Capay Valley Lavender, a farm nestled in the rolling Capay hills. After a tour of this fragrant organic farm, create your very own lavender product all while enjoying some lavender lemonade and lavender spiced almonds or a glass of bubbly. Next, continue a little further up the road to Seka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room. Here, learn about the Yocha Dehe tribe and how they are managing the land that their ancestors inhabited centuries ago. After a tour of this state-of-the-art olive mill, taste a variety of their award winning olive oils, vinegars, and wines. Then, relax on their beautiful outdoor patio, with views of the hills and olive groves as you enjoy lunch.