Take one of the suggested driving tours below, or make up one of your own. Most locations are open on weekends only. Check websites or phone before heading to confirm their hours.
Begin your day at the charming antique barn at Oregon House Farms to pick up local agricultural certified organic products, including organic meat. From there head over to Lucero Vineyard, nestled amongst the Ponderosa Pines, for a wine tasting with Dan and Marian Lucero. Then stop by Yuba Harvest for another taste of wines from the region, stay for lunch and browse their farm shop. While there, give a call to Apollo Olive Oil to arrange a tour of their facility and farm.
If your visit falls on the first or third weekend of the month, start your tour at Bangor Ranch Vineyard and Winery, with stone walls and rolling hills. Other weekends, head straight to Hickman Family Vineyards up the road, overlooking the valley. Their modern facility, perfect for events, includes several farm animals to delight children and adults alike. From there, if you call ahead, you can tour Morse Farm’s tasting room and orchard. Then continue on to Grey Fox Vineyards and take in the beautiful view from their newly renovated tasting room. Finish your day strolling the vineyards at Long Creek Winery and Ranch in Oroville.
Visits to artisan producers are largely by appointment, so be sure to book ahead for this exciting tour of the area. Begin at Tuff Stuff Jerky Co. in Browns Valley to sample their selection of all natural old-fashioned beef jerky. On Saturdays (seasonal) make your way to either the Brownsville or Grange Farmer’s Market for a selection of local produce, meats and crafts. Next, head over to the historic Oregon House Farms store for local agricultural products. Finish your afternoon at Yuba Harvest for lunch.