Pictured above is
nearby Davis, California
Winters, California in
Yolo County is located just 13 to 14 miles from Vacaville, Dixon and Davis,
three cities that enjoy more traffic from their vantage points near Highway
80 between San Francisco and Sacramento. Highway 80 veers off toward
Sacramento just a few miles away from Winters, which is located on Highway
505, causing this little town to miss some of those road-stoppers who've
learned that there are many hotels, restaurants and shopping centers to
enjoy outside of Sacramento.
Winters is undeterred and
continues to enjoy its quaint, small town charm. Celebrating community is
what this city is all about. From a very patriotic 4th of July
Fireworks show to Youthday (held on last Saturday in April) for the
youngsters and the kid in us all, Winters citizens like to celebrate their
rich culture. If you think they take life too seriously, you don't know
about the one-of-a-kind Earthquake Street Festival which celebrates the
great earthquake of 1892. This unique gathering celebrates the Harvest
Festival and Farmer's Market in one event that is real kick. If you've
never attended an Earthquake Festival, Winters, California is your best bet.
Earthquake Street Festival is usually held the third Friday in August.
Faults in the Winters area were responsible for the 1892 also were
responsible for damage to building in nearby Vacaville.
Not far from Winters is
Lake Berryessa, the largest lake in Napa County, California with parts of
the lake in Yolo County as well. The lake is formed by the Monticello Dam,
which provides water and hydroelectricity to the North Bay region of the San
Francisco Bay Area. The lake has a seaplane landing area that is open to the
Winters has enjoyed a
bounty of harvests for over 100 years growing crops such as wheat, walnuts,
almonds, grains and fresh fruits and tomatoes. Several fantastic farms with
over 100-years experience in commercial farming allow visitors to purchase
dried and fresh fruits. You can even order online.
4317 Margaret Lane
Winters, CA 95694
Phone: 530-795-2693 Fax: 530-795-3970
Lester Farms is a family
farm operation in the business since the 1880's. The fruits and confections
are shipped to most locations and include From Lemon Poppyseed Cake to Aunt
Mayme's Chocolate Almond Delight, from dried apricots, peaches, pears,
dates, figs, prunes, pistachios to the locally famous walnuts, your gifts
are sure to please anyone who enjoys the freshest, healthy items grown in
sunny Winters, California.
29492 The Horseshoe
Winters, California 95694
Phone: (530) 795-1655
Avellar Farm is a small
family farm in the heart of the California Central Valley, 90 miles east of
San Francisco, 12 miles west of U C Davis or 26 miles west of Sacramento.
Registered with the California Almond Board, Avellar Farm allows you to
lease your own personal almond tree for fresh almonds at holiday time. Each
tree yields approx. 16 to 20 lbs. of inshell almonds or 7 to 9 lbs. shelled
natural almonds of the Padre Variety. Delicious to eat in hand or roast for
special occasions the harvest is in late September with shipment in October.
If you're searching for
an award-winning meal in Winters, BUCKHORN STEAK & ROADHOUSE
is famous for its 42-day aged, hand cut on premise, Certified Angus
Beef steaks. Signature steaks include the Taylor-cut Sirloin wrapped in
Wisconsin applewood-smoked bacon, 16-18oz bone in Rib Eye, Char Roasted
Sirloin and Mentink Style Prime Rib. Other specialties include succulent
local Rack of Lamb & Hearty Soups. Inclusive side dishes include salads,
Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roadhouse Onions, and warm sourdough bread with
mounds of real whipped butter. The restaurant is open daily. Buckhorn Steak
& Roadhouse, 2 Main Street, Winters, CA. Call:
In addition to great
produce and foods, Winters' roots also extend to the palette and pen.
Once home to world-renown cartoonist, Robert Crumb, the Pennsylvania born
artist and illustrator lived in Winters with wife cartoonist wife Aline
Kominsky. They dynamic settle down in 1978 in Winters and started a family.
Crumb continued to succeed and gain fame, all while living Winters. Known
for Zap Comix, Fritz the Cat and Keep on Truckin', Crumb is recognized for
the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical,
subversive view of the American mainstream.
Crumb was a founder of the underground comics movement and is regarded as
its most prominent figure. Though one of the most celebrated of comic book
artists, Crumb's entire career has unfolded outside the mainstream comic
book publishing industry. One of his most recognized works is the Keep On
Truckin’ drawing, which became widely distributed fixture of pop-culture in
the 1970's. There are estimated to be over two million copies of Zap Comix
alone, in print. In 1993 Crumb left California and moved to France to embark
on a new chapter in his career.
Perhaps the soil and rich foods make culls great art in Winters. No one
knows for certain, but for a city whose population is less than 25,000,
Winters has more than its share of artists. Home to a first Saturday (of
every month) Art Walk, approximately a dozen art galleries participate in
this public event, displaying and selling works in a variety of media such
as ceramics, glass, oils and watercolors.