Enjoy Local Bounty on Our Central Valley Tour
Itinerary includes local restaurants and winery
Our tours are famous for not only being packed with diverse educational opportunities about California water, but showcasing local culture. Our Central Valley Tour on March 8-10 lets you unwind at a few San Joaquin Valley treasures and hear stories that go back generations.
On our first night, we sample wine and dine at Una Bella Giornata at Cardella Winery. The Cardella family has worked in Fresno County agriculture for more than 100 years. This location evolved from a small market selling local produce to a ranch, garden and wedding venue. The family vintner, Nathan Cardella, will host a tasting of award-winning red and white wines, join us for dinner and tell us about farming in the valley.
That night, we stay at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino. This is one of the newest and finest hotels in the region and features attractions and art showing the story of the Tachi-Yokut Tribe, who are among the first settlers of the Tulare Basin.
The next night, we stay in historic downtown Visalia. Our dinner is hosted by Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District at Fugazzis California Bistro. This local favorite has won dozens of awards, features regional produce and meat, and has been a destination for diners from across the valley for decades.
Our third day wraps up with a picnic at Friant Dam, where we eat at a gazebo normally closed to the public that features stunning views of the San Joaquin Valley. We are happy to welcome back Casa deTamales, one of Fresno’s most popular caterers. Owner Liz Sanchez uses family recipes and techniques from her grandmother’s tamale and tortilla business in Mexico. We know you’ll love her secret masa techniques and fresh fillings that span both from traditional Old World ingredients and modern culinary concepts.
Register here for this educational – and fun – tour. For an additional fee, you can receive continuing education credits for the tour.
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