Endorsed by Curators:
Lets escape Sacramento's heat and admire the inside of our beautiful planet, taste delicious wines and food, and explore Myrphys!
Well go to the California Cavern first. Well take a 60-80 minuteswalking tour, which meander over nearly level, well lighted passages and walkways. There are approximately 60 steps throughout this tour. Experienced, professional guides lead groups into the Jungle Room, named for the array of crystalline vines covering the ceiling, many of them several feet long. We'll learn about the rich history of the cavern and the surrounding countryside, and cavern formation and geology.
At 2 pm well go to Murphys where youll be able to have an early dinner in one of many good places to eat in town (not included in the price, please plan accordingly).
Murphys is rapidly becoming a mecca for wine enthusiasts, with a growing and vibrant wine industry.
The Murphys area is currently home to over two dozen family-owned and operated boutique wineries, all of which welcome visitors year-round for wine tasting and/or tours. Many of these wineries have tasting rooms right on Main St., within comfortable strolling distance of one another (please print map below, if needed).
The quality of those wines are being recognized in National Publications and receiving high awards at Regional, National and International competitions. You can still enjoy visiting this area and winetasting without the crowds of other, better known California wine regions.
Well be dropped off at Domaine Becquet Winery, which is close to Hatcher Winery on the map (#9), from where youll be able to explore the rest on you own. Domaine Becquet Winery charge $5 per person for tasting, which is counted towards any wine purchase.
Price includes transportation, refreshments on the bus, and an entrance ticket to the tour. We need at least 20 people to sign up and pay by 7/29 for this trip to happen.
Make sure to bring a jacket because underground temperature is55F year round
Departure locations & times:
8:00 am - 6233 Garfield Ave (Century 16 Movie Theaters Parking lot, in front of the main entrance) - please arrive by 7:55 am
8:20 am - Best Buy parking lot located at Arden Fair Mall
8:45 am 8369 Power Inn Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624 (in front of the Lowes main entrance)
2 pm go to Murphys
6 pm go back to Sac