191 Lawrence Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687
Phone: (707) 446-3000
Fax: (707) 446-8784
Officially the world's largest corn maze, Dixon's Corn Maze covers more than 40 acres (16 hectares) of land. The maze is also known for its penchant for getting its visitors to lose their way, within minutes of entering it. The intricate passage-ways are an exciting feature of this maze, and finding one's way through them is quite a challenging yet fun-filled activity. Corn Maze is a part of Cool Patch Pumpkins, a recreational destination that also features a scarecrow exhibit as well as several varieties of pumpkins on display. If you're up to the challenge, come and pay Corn Maze a visit!
Altamura Vineyards produce around 5000 cases annually. The Sangiovese has a perfumed bouquet of blackberry, black currants, chocolate, fresh plum, licorice, vanilla and coffee. Wine tasting is by appointment only. Is your mouth watering yet?
Although the Rockville Cemetery Stone Chapel was built in 1856, its story begins in 1850 when the pioneers who resided here were introduced to the gospel. People traveled long distances to attend the camp meetings that were held along the Suisun Creek before the chapel was established. Funded by generous donations, the chapel soon came to be at the center of the community's religious and spiritual lives. After the civil war the church fell into decline and became ruinous in condition although the premises continued to be used for worship by the families for those buried in the cemetery. In 1940 the church was finally restored and is a popular choice for wedding ceremonies even today. While this humble church may not be elaborately adorned or impressive in size, its simple charm is undeniable. The chapel continues to hold a place in the hearts of the people of Fairfield and is revered for its place in the town's history.
Moss Creek Winery produces some fine wines like Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. This winery is owned by the Moskowite family who started grape farming in the serene Napa Valley in 1917. Made of old stone, the winery has vintage charm and hillside caves running beneath it. The winery also has a picnic area for visitors, which is an enchanting spot nestled amongst oak groves. Please book an appointment to visit this fantastic place.
Jarvis Winery is an underground winery wherein the whole process of wine making is in a deep cave. The cave is parabolic and circular which enables easy movement and accessibility. The stream and waterfall running through the center of the winery helps in maintaining the humidity of the caves while adding to the beauty of the winery. Unique tastings and tours of the cave winery are scheduled every day. It is better to plan ahead, especially during the season weekends. You get to taste six of the best Jarvis wines and you can buy bottles or cases of the wines that you like at the winery itself. All in all, a unique experience wonderful wines make Jarvis a must-visit winery.
Vultures, screech owls and bald eagles are among the birds displayed in living-room-sized cages along tree-shaded pathways. The volunteers and professional veterinarians affiliated with California Raptor Center release about 65 percent of their patients after successful treatments ranging from surgery to physical therapy. The staff leads Hawk Walks to view recently released birds in the surrounding habitat. Visitors can view demonstrations of techniques such as "on the fist." During monthly events, staff lectures and presentations focus on the fascinating features of raptor biology and ecology. Admission is free.
Tom Farella inherited his father's ambition to grow wine grapes and today, his 26-acre (10.5-hectare) vineyard produces some of the best wines in the country. For Farella, the mission of his business is to create a balanced wine that will complement the food. With this in mind the Farella vineyard has continued to serve wine lovers the best of wines. You can also visit the vineyard and taste some of the excellent wines they produce. Visits to the winery are only through appointment.
Thousands of school children come here to learn about the native plants on this unique 80-acre preserve. During day camps in July and August, children get an up-close-and-personal look at nature. Other year-round activities for children include guided tours through the redwoods and occasionally the staff offers stargazing sessions. The Arboretum is not just for children. The staff offers gardening and landscaping workshops for adults.
Elke Vineyards is spread over 18 acres (7 hectares) of land in the rich grape-growing region of Napa Valley, California. Elke has been in the grape-growing and wine-making business for over twenty years. Their signature wines are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Merlot. The wine made here is sent to almost all the states in the US and is also shipped abroad. At Elke they believe that making wine is an art and they are constantly trying to satisfy their customers.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris are the main varietals made at Ancien Wines. Ken Bernards started his own winery with the aim of capturing the essence of the terroir in the fruits so as to enrich the the quality of wine made through the traditional methods. After working for many years in the wine making industry, he now lends his knowledge to create wines from the different locales of Napa Valley. Tours and tastings are done with prior appointments.
Founded in 1983, Whitford Cellars has the distinction of producing award-winning Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay. The Haynes Vineyard on the estate is known as one of the most notable vineyards in Napa Valley, receiving rave reviews on the soil and temperature conditions. The wines are not far behind; magazines, such as Connoisseur's Guide and Wine and Spirits have rated the wines favorably.
Located high up on a hill in the Coombsville area of the Napa Valley, Frazier produces premium quality wine that is made from 100 percent free-run juice from grapes. The wine here is served at many restaurants around California. It is also available in many grocery stores and select wine shops. Tasting and tours to the winery can be conducted by prior appointment.