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Butte County 

When most people think about ButteCounty microbrewed beer is more likely to come to mind than fine wine. This is about to change; there has been a recent emergence of fine winemaking in this beautiful northern Central Valley county and worth a trip up the valley to take a taste. Butte is where there major California geographic regions meet; the Sierra Nevadas in the southeast and

 the Great Central Valley in the west.  Although many of the wineries are not located in the Sierra Nevada AVA, but the Central Valley, splitting the County up between two travel regions would be awkward for planning a trip, so have assembled them all in Sierra Wines travel guide. 

Click the links below to access the Winery pages and Interactive Winery Maps:
Wineries of Butte County Interactive map to Butte wineries
 This is an incredibly beautiful region of pastoral farmland, rambling rivers and rolling hills. Although a large area of land, over 1600 square miles, in size, there are only a little more than 200,000 residents living in the county.>  The largest city in the area is Chico, where the University is located.  Chico was founded in 1860 by John Bidwell, one of the first immigrants to come to this area on the California Trail.  Here Bidwell operated a large ranch and farm on the banks of Big Chico Creek.  2500 acres of this ranch was donated by his widow to the city as parkland and now makes up the bulk of the 3670 acre Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the United States.  This is an incredible resource that runs for 11 miles along the creek from just north and then through the center of town and is covered in biking and hiking trails and unlimited recreational opportunities. Continued ...