Gold Rush Redux
Prospectors have been replaced by winemakers in the Sierra Nevada foothills
California's Gold Rush swept through the Sierra Nevada foothills a century and a half ago, but today adventurous winemakers and restaurateurs are staking their claims in these hills. In addition to the natural beauty of the rolling landscape and pine and oak forests, there's an unpretentiousness here -- not unlike Napa Valley 30 years ago.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 31, 2003.