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Time for a Wine Lover’s Weekend

by Leah Champagne

Want to get away…with wine? September is the perfect time to escape to Yuba Sutter and enjoy a Wine Lover’s Weekend. In no time, temperatures will start cooling off to make for pleasant days and crisp evenings, both topped off with a glass of your favorite vino. Plus, you’ll be just in time for the Golden Autumn Wine Festival!

Golden Autumn Wine Festival

The 7th Annual Golden Autumn Wine Festival is a modern Yuba Sutter tradition. Hosted at Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm, the festival celebrates local wineries and farms. Its paths are lined with vendors celebrating their favorite wines and pairings. You can stroll through their stalls taking tastes of them all, and even buy a bottle if you fall in love with one.

All of Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm activities will be open during the festival. So after you’ve sipped to your heart’s content, you can cruise on the BPF locomotive line or take a stroll through the sunflower fields. Food will also be available for purchase, so stop by Pigadeli Square, Mrs. B’s Bakery or Barnyard BBQ for a snack.

The festival is on September 11 and is divided into two wine tasting times: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. You must be 21 or older to attend. Your tickets include wine tasting at each booth and a free glass of your choice! Plus you can purchase wine to take home and items from other local vendors. 

Here are the participating wine and specialty vendors you can expect at the festival: 

  • Canto Ao Vinho
  • Capay Valley Vineyards
  • Davis Dean Cellars
  • Dora Dain Winery
  • Grant-Marie Winery
  • Grindstone Wines
  • Heringer Estates Family Vineyards and Winery
  • Hickman Family Vineyards
  • LIKE VINE Vineyard and Winery
  • Munger Family Vineyards
  • Sicilia Vineyards
  • Simas Family Vineyard
  • Bridge Coffee Company
  • Calolea Olive Oil
  • Farmboy’s Barbeque
  • RiverBrooke Farm

Spice Up Your Stay

To make your visit even more enjoyable, book a room at the Hard Rock Hotel in Wheatland to be close to the festival and enjoy specialty amenities. In addition to a luxury lap pool, sun deck, room service and an on-site casino, the hotel offers regular live entertainment!

See a show while you’re in town, such as Il Divo on September 10 or the Vietnamese Night Mid-Autumn Concert on September 11. 

If you’d rather skip room service for a taste of local cuisine, there are a number of great restaurants in Wheatland and nearby Yuba City! You can pop over to Bill’s Place for some bar food or take a drive to Marcello’s in Yuba City. 

Spend Your Weekend with Us

September weekends are never boring in Yuba Sutter. Join us for a Wine Lover’s Weekend in beautiful Wheatland and experience the fun that comes with a small town getaway. Get your tickets for the Golden Autumn Wine Festival now and start planning your trip!

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