When local wine-lovers think of festivals that celebrate the grape, their thoughts turn to the Sierra Foothills, Lodi, Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. Expanding that horizon will be the inaugural Golden Autumn Wine Festival in Wheatland, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
There, oenophiles will find reds and whites (and informative vintners) from some of the best wineries in Placer, Yuba, Butte and Nevada Counties. The venue will be the “hand-hewn timber-frame barn” at Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm, 1415 Pumpkin Lane; (530) 633-2568.
As a bonus, the farm will extend its season by a day, keeping its corn maze, shops, petting zoo and miniature train open for the event. As for bites, plan on barbecue, hors d’oeuvres and local produce.
For tickets ($25) and directions: www.bishopspumpkinfarm.com. Parking is $5.
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