The Headwaters owners Dan and Ashlie Arbuckle strive to make aquatic exploration accessible by providing patrons with high-quality equipment, as well as moral support from their canine companion, Henna. The shop rents paddleboards and kayaks to paddlers intent on exploring the Mokelumne River and also organizes guided trips, exhibitions, and private or small group classes for newbies. In addition, fishing kayak packages rent out rod holders, fish finders, and scripts for tall tales about "the one that got away."
Nestled within a natural landscape of old oak trees and olive orchards, Trinitas Golf Club spirits players of all skill levels away into a verdant, scenic, and challenging course that Steve Pajak of the Sacramento Bee characterized as “fun” and “fair” in his “On Tour” article. Players and up to three swing for the green on the Club’s 6,696-yard, par 72 golf course, festooned with ball-engulfing sand traps, water hazards, and famished, famished hippos. Course navigators travel from fairway to fairway in an up to four-seat cart to save time walking between holes.
The Twisted Roots Wine company began producing its own label of wines and its signature wine, Petite Sirah in 2005. Winemaking joined grape-growing as an integral part of the family business, and in 2010 the family incorporated Twisted Roots as a separate family business. As production continued to increase, varietals expanded to include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and "1918" Old Vine Zinfandel made from the family's oldest vineyard planted in 1918.
Above all else, Twisted Roots Wine strives to create wines that capture the essence of California's Lodi appellation. The Twisted Roots family embraces sustainable farming practices throughout the entire process and they almost exclusively age their wines in neutral French oak barrels, which allow the grapes' natural fruit flavors and pronounced acidity to shine. This style is evident throughout the winery's lineup of current releases. A bright and crisp chardonnay features just a hint of rounded oak flavor for the sake of balance, and the signature zinfandel—made from the vines originally planted in 1918—coats palates with its bold, yet supple notes of dark fruits and spices.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: 21-foot North River Seahawk boat, Okuma rods and reels
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Fishing for stripers or kokanee salmon
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Dress in layers as it can be cool in the morning and much warmer as the day goes on.
At Wines of Wine OT’s polished, granite-topped wine bar, wine connoisseurs pour small sips of vintages from Six Hands Winery and Sorelle Winery. Catering completely to diehard oenophiles, the storefront stocks a vast inventory of handmade wine-barrel furniture. Artisans dismantle barrels and reassemble them into Adirondack chairs, cocktail tables, and fire pits. Additionally, they stock hundreds of white oak wine barrels, which customers can repurpose as home decor or fish-shooting galleries.
Singer-songwriter Christina Herche’s voice and guitar skills are heard at venues both big and small. She has played for the crowd while in bands—including The Emmons Sisters and The Ivy Street Band—and solo. When not onstage or in the studio, Herche teaches budding musicians how to play guitar and its more difficult cousin, air guitar.