Wine on the Tuolumne River 3 Days


Chef Chip Roberts | Murphys, CA
Hatcher Winery | Murphys, CA

Chef Chip Roberts got his start at one of the top restaurants in the U.S.—McCrady’s in Charleston, SC—but when you meet him, you just know that this mountain man is meant to cook in the wild. So it’s fitting that he’s one of the go-to culinary masterminds for OARS’ gourmet beer and wine tasting trips on the river. In the real world, you can find him in the off-the-radar Sierra Nevada town of Murphys, CA where he’s creating inventive, local-inspired bites for Lila & Sage.

The Guy Who Brings His Blow Torch on River Trips…
Chef Chip cooking up culinary delights on the river

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