The North Yuba Foothills offer a unique geography and climate resulting in a region perfect for growing grapes, olives, and many other crops. Wine grapes, as well as olive trees, have been grown in the foothills since the 19th century, all benefiting from the same characteristic terroir. Some olive trees in the area are more than 100 years old and still produce excellent olive oils.
The deep flavor of the region makes its way into a variety of fruits - peaches, nectarines, mandarins and apples. Spanish melons flourish, as well as lavender and rosemary. Characteristic vegetation and grasses produce flavorful been, lamb and chicken.
Fishing, camping, boating, hiking, biking, rafting. If you're looking for adventure in the great outdoors this is the place to be. Bullards Bar Reservoir currently holds the worlds record for the largest spotted bass known to date. A number of photo worthy trails are available for hiking and biking around the approx. 56 miles of shore. The Yuba Foothills region is quickly making a name for itself in the viticulture industry. With a burgeoning boutique wine industry and numerous international awards for extra virgin olive oil, the foothills are truly a hidden gem worth visiting.
Home to a number of artisan producers the foothills make a prime destination for those ready to discover their next foodie find. Stop by Tuff Stuff Jerky in Brownsville on your way up the hill to taste all natural, preservative free, all beef jerky. Yuba Harvest Cafe in Oregon House offers a complete selection of locally produced goods including honey, jams, olive oils and of course wine.
Oregon House is home to Cafe Collage, a local favorite that has received high praise from visitors, touting that it can compete with some of the Napa regions 5 star restaurants. For fresh farm experience check out the cuisine at Yuba Harvest Cafe. Owner Steven and his team serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and occasionally offer multi-course farm-to-fork wine dinners. Check the website for events.
The North Yuba Foothills are home to some of the best lakeside camp grounds in Northern California. Cabins and yurt options are available. Check our RV/Campground directory for more details. The Brownsville Motel in Brownsville offers comfortable rooms and excellent customer service.