This tiny town nestled in the foothills is the perfect northern California getaway for wine lovers. Vineyards climb from the valley floor up through the mountain landscape making for incredible scenery. Besides being mesmerized by the beauty of the Manton, don’t forget to taste the wine. The wine in this region is special; the volcanic soil the grapes grow in make for some of the best red wines around.
If you’re driving, it will take you three and half to four hours from San Francisco. It’s pretty much a straight shot up I-505 North to I-5 North. A quicker way is to fly, and and a direct flight from San Francisco to Redding will take an hour.
If you are taking your car, make a fun road trip out of the drive. Take a bit longer route through Sacramento, stopping at the Underground Tasting Room. It’s a cute little wine tasting room with a cozy atmosphere. Try the locally made Twisted Twig and Fenton Herriot wines. As you continue your drive to Manton, make another stop in Chico for a bite to eat. The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is a world famous brewery worth checking out. Taste their popular beer and dine on brick oven pizza and almond-wood grilled meat.