Opened in 2001, the Twisted Oak Winery is a family-run winery. Its scenic location and serene surroundings make for a pleasant day trip; the views from the Sierra Foothills are surely worthy of a visit. Twisted Oak offers wines from fine grape varieties like Roussanne, Viognier, Syrah and Tempranillo. The grapes are locally sourced from the nearby vineyards and it offers both red and white wines. And, before going ahead with your wine shopping, you can sample their wines at the on-site tasting room or its other location, namely the Murphys Tasting Room. The Twisted Oak Winery is open to one and all, and even welcomes pets. Occasionally, it also hosts concerts and similar other events that are simply an invite to indulge in good food and wine. This beautiful and splendid space can be hired for weddings and special events too. For other details and visiting hours, call ahead.
This picturesque valley is a glorious tapestry of low-lying cliffs draped in mossy patches, a glittering reservoir, and waterfalls that gush down in a series of shimmering cascades. Hetch Hetchy is one of the most popular attractions nestled within the stunning wilderness of Yosemite National Park. Its landscape alternates between scenic streams and soaring domes, with striking peaks rising through the gaps in the valley. Canyons add to the diverse topography, lending a rustic and rejuvenating feel to Hetch Hetchy, which attracts a multitude of visitors.
This enormous dam is a spectacular sight to behold. Established in 1923, the O'Shaughnessy Dam rises 430 feet (130 meters) high and spans 900 feet (270 meters). The dam forms the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which is the water supply for the San Francisco area. Vantage points scattered across the dam offer delightful views of the surroundings.
Set in a red-bricked building, Veterans Memorial Hall and Military Museum opened its doors in 1933. This museum is dedicated to veterans who served the country during different wars that were fought since World War I. It features various documents, medals, uniforms, weapons, tools and personal items that were owned by them. It also features photographs and names of brave soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the country.
This massive forestland is among the oldest national forests in the nation and spans four counties across the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. Expansive and replete with striking natural features and scintillating lakes, Stanislaus National Forest offers ample waterside opportunities for fishing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, and swimming. Its beautiful nature trails are suitable for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and camping. The forest is also an ideal place for winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. From snow-capped mountains to scenic woodlands interspersed by rivers, lakes, and streams, Stanislaus National Forest is a treasure trove that awaits exploration.
Opened in 2012, Indigeny Reserve is run by the Watson family. With organic apples sourced from their 160-acre (64.7 hectares) orchard, this distillery and cidery offers a wide range of ciders, vodkas and brandy. They host guided tours and tasting sessions at their state-of-the-art facility. They also offer space to host private events and parties.
Tuolumne City Memorial Museum, located in the heart of the city gives visitors brief knowledge about the history of Tuolumne. One can take a glimpse of various occupational and cultural activities of the locals like the Miwok Indian culture, agricultural efforts, gold mining, and the extensive logging operations. You can also watch some of the historic trestles and other remnants of the logging railroad as they are still preserved at the site. The museum also organizes annual field trips in order to spread awareness about the history of Tuolumne.
Owned and operated by the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians in scenic foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Black Oak Casino offers over 164,000 square feet of gaming and entertainment.