Gold Country California

California Gold Country Fine Art Photography Print Gallery

Featured gallery of Gold Country California pictures by Richard Wong. Museum-quality limited and open edition fine art photography prints for sale.

Modern-day California history traces back to the discovery of gold in 1848 near Sutter Mill in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. From gold mining prospectors to Chinese merchants, it was a rough-and-tumble era to be a part of. Much of the old architecture still survives today in numerous small towns such as Grass Valley, that serve as weekend bed & breakfasts along California Highway 49. Similar architecture can also be found in Old Town Sacramento. This historic region is also known as California Gold Country, "The Mother Lode" and the Sierra Foothills.

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California's Gold Country is a region in the Sierra Nevada foothills known for its rich history and natural beauty. The area is located in the northeastern part of the state and encompasses several counties including Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, and Sierra.

The "Mother Lode" is most famous for the California Gold Rush of 1849, which brought thousands of prospectors to Northern California in search of gold. During this time, several towns and cities were established, including Coloma, where gold was first discovered, and Placerville, also known as "Hangtown." Today, many of these towns still retain their historic charm and are popular tourist destinations. Visitors can see the gold mines and pan for gold, visit museums and historical sites, or take a step back in time by visiting the quaint and charming towns and cities that dot the region.

Gold Country is also known for its natural beauty, with rolling hills, dense forests, and sparkling rivers and streams. The area is home to several state and national parks, including the popular Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and the El Dorado National Forest, which offer hiking, camping, and fishing opportunities. The region is also known for its skiing and snowboarding opportunities during winter.

The region is also home to many wineries, and is known for its wine production. Visitors can tour vineyards and tasting rooms, and sample the region's renowned wines which include:

Zinfandel: The most widely planted variety, Gold Country produces full-bodied and fruit-forward Zinfandel wines, which are known for their high alcohol content and spicy or peppery finish.

Gold Country wineries are known for producing rich and complex Syrah wines, with deep, dark color, and flavors of black pepper, licorice, and dark fruit.

Barbera grapes are well suited to the warm days and cool nights, producing wines with high acidity and flavors of cherry and plum.

Additionally, Gold Country wineries also produce other varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Merlot. The region is also known for its sparkling wines, especially those made in the traditional method, such as the ones produced in the Amador county.

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