The Sierra Nevada Mountains don’t just make for beautiful vistas—their lower slopes also play host to some of the region’s best grapes. Winery by the Creek and Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, nestled in the foothills, harvests the vines and transforms them into nuanced, award winning varietals, such as Black Muscat. The winery plays host to a slew of other regional wines as well, including Splashdown’s Zinfandels and Charles B. Mitchell’s award-winning grand reserve. As Dionysian evangelists, the winery’s staff hosts tasting events, many of which are held on the patio by the creek that overlooks the mountains. For a peek behind the scenes, you can spelunk into the onsite wine cave where the wines are aged. There, you can sip their way through candle-lit futures tastings, sampling up-and-coming wines right from the barrel.
As the head coach of Hangtown Saber Club, Ted Smith extols the benefits of specialization. His club focuses solely on the saber, a sword that bears some marked differences from the other two fencing weapons, the epee and the foil. Not only is it the lightest of the three, it's the only one that permits scoring with both the point and the blade edge?just like real sword fighting or popping a child's birthday balloons with a calligraphy pen. Given these unique rules, the result is a fast, aggressive style of competition. Both group and private lessons start with a warm-up and some aerobic conditioning, followed by drills on footwork and technique. Before class lets out, all students also have the chance to hook up to the electric scoring machines and engage their classmates in some spirited bouts.
Our gym is over 10,000 square feet. We are a USA Gymnastics Member Club, as well as a USASF Member Club. Our coaches have trained with the highest level instructors from all over the United States. There is always staff on site that are trained in CPR and First Aid