More than thirty years ago, Patricia and Jack Baldwin plunged the stakes of their first vineyard into the fertile soil of their newly purchased parcel of land. By 1985, the couple was hard at work building the foundation for what was becoming a successful microwinery and began to create a many different varietals, from their velvety chardonnay to their tart black-raspberry wine. Today, the vineyard produces more than 15 wines, including its beloved strawberry wine, which has won Best Fruit Wine at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition several times. Baldwin Vineyards also sponsors a Strawberry, Chocolate & Wine Festival, which showcases the pairing of its wines with desserts during tastings.
Each fall, Apple Ridge Orchards opens its gates and welcomes the public to traverse a farm filled with tree-ripened fruit and old-fashioned amusements. In the orchard, visitors pluck from 15 types of apple trees. Tractors pull families and groups on hayrides, traveling to the pumpkin patch where they can pick a gourd worthy of a homemade pie or a carving of Susan Sarandon's face. For fuzzier amusement, kids can pet Apple Ridge’s family of friendly farm animals, or observe honeybees in a glass observation hive.
A smattering of meats, veggies, and cheeses adorn pizza crusts inside Tre Colore Pizzeria & Ristorante. Chefs also whip up classic Italian dishes such as chicken parmesan, penne with vodka sauce, cheesy calzones, and a variety of barbecue dishes including pulled pork, pulled chicken, 1/4 or 1/2 or whole chickens, beef brisket, and sausage. The eatery delivers orders to customers? homes for optimal convenience, and it houses a private room that holds up to 40 party guests or three velociraptors.
Housemade chorizo and Mexican bread are just two of the standouts at Mexico Lindo Cafe. Here, guests can choose between a red chorizo crafted from aged peppers or a green variety packed with spices and fresh poblano and jalapenos peppers. Diners devour the homemade specialty when they order the eatery's specialty nachos, which also come topped with saut?ed onions, jalape?os, tomatoes, and mushrooms, plus sour cream and cheese. For those craving something spicy, the Burrito Loco may be the dish to try. Other authentic Mexican favorites include tamales and green and red moles that top chicken, pork ribs, and enchiladas.
Pronto II Pizzeria and Restaurant treats its guests to a spread of lip-smacking Sicilian and American cuisine in the form of pasta, gourmet pizza, and sandwiches. Diners dig forks into plates of baked ziti with eggplant, or savor the rich flavors of Brooklyn-style and deep-dish pizzas made with San Marzano tomatoes and topped with chicken, broccoli rabe, or sausage meatballs. In addition to dishing out traditional Italian fare, Pronto II serves up original creations, such as the Nutella bites of pastry dough drizzled in creamy hazelnut spread and the Boom Boom shrimp, breaded and fried in a spicy sauce.