Cuisine Type: Winery
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Wines and a rustic event venue
Alcohol: Wine only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
The Carvalho family's history in the winemaking industry began in the vineyards of Portugal more than 100 years ago, right after drinking wine for pleasure was invented. Although the family has since immigrated to the rolling fields of Clarksburg Wine Country, the new generation of Carvalhos still hand-crafts small batches of wine with the same dedication as their ancestors. They source their grapes from local vineyards in the surrounding area to concoct a variety of California wines, including their crisp sauvignon blanc, creamy chardonnay, smooth pinot noir, and five-barrel tawny port, which can all be sipped in their quaintly appointed tasting room. In addition to tastings, the room hosts regular events including tastings, art openings, and live music.
The family further proves that they know how to entertain in their charming Old Sugar Mill event space, which hosts weddings and special occasions of all kinds beneath it's cathedral ceilings. John Carvalho renovated the space, but preserved its Old World–style brick walls and rustic doors.
Pick up a strike and show off your bowling skills at Elk Grove's Pins N Strikes.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This alley also has a fabulous restaurant.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home at this alley.
Watch the game with fellow fans to get the full sports experience.
Pins N Strikes draws a crowd with performances from live DJs.
The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Pins N Strikes, so plan accordingly.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the alley.
So take the whole family to Pins N Strikes next time you're in Elk Grove, and gear up for some friendly bowling competition.
The cool bay breezes that wash over Napa and Sonoma Valleys also serve a purpose in Clarksburg, where they ensure a slow, even growing season. So it's no wonder that Clarksburg Wine Company set up shop here inside the Old Sugar Mill, where it can take full advantage of one of the industry's premium growing regions. Clarksburg Wine Company bottles an impressive selection of full-bodied red and aromatic white wines. The company also keeps the doors to its custom crush facility open, inviting aspiring winemakers to utilize top-of-the-line equipment to achieve their own beverage crafting visions.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Old Sugar Mill's style.
Whether you are looking for street or lot parking, Old Sugar Mill is close to both.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Old Sugar Mill.
Chow down for less at Old Sugar Mill, where a meal almost always costs under $15.
Hitting some rough seas in your life? Take some time to unwind on one of the many lovely boats at Arrowhead Harbor Marina in Clarksburg.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
The press certainly likes California Family Fitness, granting the exercise venue such awards as Best Gym on KCRA-3's 2012 and 2014 A-List and Sacramento News and Review's Best of Sacramento 2012 Award. The press, however, isn't the top priority for the gym's staff; they believe that, to quote their about CFF page, “awards don't greet you at the door.” Instead, they depend upon their dedicated staffers at the front desk, chaperones at the Kidz Club play zone, and personal trainers to make families of clients feel at home. Certified personal trainers take aspiring exercisers of all ages through regimens that make use of the 18 available locations' ample workout machinery. Seasoned instructors, meanwhile, hold group fitness classes, free with a membership, fostering community as they incinerate calories during high-energy Zumba, step aerobics, Turbo Kick, and Hip Hop Hustle. Nine of the locations boast pools that host swim lessons taught by certified water-safety instructors.
While hitting the gym, parents can drop wee ones at childcare havens. After breaking a sweat on the exercise floor, clients can also shed excess body moisture in saunas and tanning beds.