Wine on the Tuolumne River 2 Days


Hatcher Winery | Murphys, CA
Chef Chip Roberts | Lila & Sage Murphys, CA

Matt Hatcher, owner and winemaker at Hatcher Winery in Murphys, California will present his carefully selected award winning Sierra foothill wines on this Tuolumne wine tasting adventure. Enjoy his powerful, yet balanced, red wines, and white wines with classic aromas, rich textures and lingering flavors of French oak. Matt has been a regular on our wine trips for a number of years and is always eager to share his knowledge of wine with eager guests on this Tuolumne wine tasting adventure.

Matt Hatcher (center) with long-time OARS guides Steve Kenny and Barry Dow 

Local chef Chip Roberts, specializes in gourmet comfort cuisine with a southern influence.  Past river creations include Sarsaparilla and rosemary glazed baby back ribs, blackened catfish with beer battered oysters, and espresso rubbed New York strip steak with caramelized onion and Gorgonzola cream sauce.

Chef Chip Roberts
Chef Chip Roberts prepares food for our Tuolumne River Beer Tasting adventure

The Tuolumne River is considered by many to be the best whitewater rafting trip in California. Its pristine headwaters originate in Yosemite National Park, then surge through eighteen miles of non-stop, Class IV+ rapids. This incredible whitewater adventure includes intricate boulder gardens, rushing cascades and churning holes, which all combine for action-packed paddling from put-in to take-out.

Tuolumne River Rafting
Tuolumne River whitewater rafting through Class IV+ Clavey Falls

The Wild & Scenic Tuolumne River flows through a remote, beautiful wilderness canyon in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. The steep hills are lush green and scatter with California poppies, lupine and other native wildflowers in the spring. Later in the summer, rich golden hues of sun-kissed native grasses surround the area along with oak and pine forests flanked by rocky terraces and sandy beaches. Tumbling creeks and glassy pools adorn the river corridor and its side canyons, creating the perfect outdoor experience for rafting, hiking, fishing and swimming.

Camping on the Tuolumne River
Evening at camp on the Tuolumne River near Yosemite National Park

Learn more about the Tuolumne River

Watch our Tuolumne River rafting video