Landslides of special events throughout Northern California are gearing up for the fall season. Let's mention one that involves eating, drinking and shopping, plus a scenic drive - always good things.
Truckee's eighth annual Downtown Wine, Walk & Shop soiree is on the calendar from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 1. It will feature samplings from a dozen restaurants (including the four-star Manzanita at the nearby Ritz Carlton hotel, and delightful Truckee newcomer Troykay Cafe), and tastes from 40 wineries. Of course, visitors are encouraged to drop by the many art galleries and storefronts that make Truckee a unique shopping destination.
Advance tickets are $30 at www.truckeewinewalk.com and in the town of Truckee at the chamber of commerce visitors center and the Pour House wine shop. Day-of tickets are $40, exclusively at the registration kiosk near Sports Tahoe and the Mountain Home Center on Donner Pass Road. Details on lodging specials are on the website.
For more information: (530) 550-2252.