Winters, California is located in the heart of the Central Valley in Yolo County just over 10 miles from Vacaville, Dixon and Davis
A few miles away from Winters, Highway 80 veers off toward Sacramento, and if you are lucky enough to discover Winters, you probably would have found it on Highway 505,
What we know Winters for is a quirky festival -- Winters Earthquake Festival which celebrates the great earthquake of 1892. This unique event includes a Harvest Festival and Farmer's Market and is usually held the third Friday in August. Earthquake faults in the Winters were responsible for the 1892 shaker that caused damage to buildings in nearby Vacaville.
Other events include a very patriotic 4th of July Fireworks show and Youthday held on last Saturday in April.
Famous resident and world-renown cartoonist, Robert Crumb, known for Zap Comix, Fritz the Cat and Keep on Truckin', lived in Winters when he created many of the satirical and subversive cartoons that Americans fell in love with. The Pennsylvania born artist and illustrator lived in Winters with cartoonist wife Aline Kominsky, his wife. They moved to Winters in 1978, started a family and Crumb gained popular notoriety in the underground comics movement. In 1993 Crumb left California and moved to France to embark on a new chapter in his career.
Winters hosts artists in regularly scheduled art walk events, but much of the inspiration for art creations comes from the landscape. Winters weather offers the ideal climate for growing wheat, walnuts, almonds, grains, fruits and tomatoes. Don't be surprised to see farm stands selling fresh produce from the fields to your hands. Locals often don't appreciate how lucky they are to enjoy fresh off the farm foods.
Among the farms in Winters:
Lester Farms (lesterfarms.com)
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. Avellar Farm (myalmondtree.com)
29492 The Horseshoe
Winters, California 95694
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.