Our North Yuba foothills offer a unique geography and climate, combining altitudes of 1,500 to 2,000 feet, warm days, cool nights, and rocky soils resulting in a region perfect for growing grapes, olives, and many other crops. Wine grapes, as well as olive trees, have been grown in North Yuba since the 19th century, all benefiting from the same characteristic terroir. Some olive trees in the area are more than 100 years old, and are still producing excellent olive oils. The vines cultivated for wine are forced to dig deep for water and nutrients, resulting in smaller yields but expressing intense flavors.
The same deep flavor of the region makes its way into a variety of fruits – peaches, nectarines, mandarins, and apples. Spanish melons flourish, as well as lavender and rosemary. Characteristic vegetation and grasses produce flavorful grass-fed beef, lamb and chicken. With such variety and abundance, North Yuba farmers and vintners are happy to invite you to a Farm to Fork dinner featuring only local products, or to visit and enjoy our farms, wineries, lakes and rolling hills any weekend.