Wine on the Tuolumne River 3 Days


Boyle MacDonald | Murphys, CA

Boyle MacDonald Wines in Murphys, California offers a diverse selection of Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, as well as Sierra Foothill Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Kate Boyle MacDonald, owner and winemaker at Boyle MacDonald Wines, along with husband, Craig, will present a selection of their favorites to pair with the mouth-watering regional fare prepared by renowned chef, Gretel Tiscornia.

Chef Gretel Tiscornia | Pickle Patch, San Andreas, CA

Pickle Patch has been catering and serving food to locals and visitors for over 20 years in the rolling foothills of Calaveras county.  Always using fresh ingredients and keeping it simple, this long-standing restaurant has been a favorite among the crowds catering events up to 400 people.  Owner Gretel Tiscornia is thrilled to be joining us for an adventure on the river and will be sure to serve up a fine hearty meal after a thrilling day on the water.

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

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.

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

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