Sierra Foothills

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Sierra Foothills

Calaveras County

Mark Twain gave Calaveras County its claim to fame with his bestselling story “The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this famous Gold Rush location still maintains its 19th-century charm, including Murphy’s Historic Hotel, in operation since 1856. Twain was just one of its famous guests.

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More than 35tasting rooms
Natural wonder:Calaveras Big Treesa grove of giant sequoias
Known for rich redslike Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
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