taste, touch, EXPLORE!

More than tastes and sights, Cali Rice Fest is about experiences. In addition to assembling the best of the regions flavors and tastemakers, attendees will be allowed exclusive access to unique agricultural experiences throughout the region. Watch this page for a growing list of activities attendees, and get ready to get your hands and feet dirty!


Wine Tasting & Vineyard Tours

Did you know that Yolo county produces some great wine? Known for its incredibly rich soil, warm days and mild Delta breezes, the wine country of Yolo County yields unforgettable wines of great character and diversity. Get to know these wines and the winemakers in an intimate setting.

Farm Tours

Agriculture is the leading industry in Yolo county. Crops are tomatoes, seed crops, rice, wheat, other grains, wine grapes, fruit, and nut crops. Other unique assets in Yolo County that support agriculture are the agriculture and biotechnology programs of U.C. Davis, find out about sustainability, best practices for future generations and how to make small changes that will make a big difference.

Olive Oil Making/Tasting Tours

The Sacramento Valley is full of thousands of acres of perfectly sunned olive trees. The Northern California climate and our rich soil makes for the perfect growing combination. Participants will visit groves, learn about production and sample locally produced oils. 


Yolo Basin Foundation Tour

The 16,000-acre Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is one of the largest public/private restoration projects with 3,700-acres of land in the Yolo Bypass floodway restored to wetlands and other associated habitats, with more restoration in the works.

Yolo Basin Foundation

Make your Own Bread with Upper Crust Baking

Upper Crust Baking is one of Northern California’s premier artisan bakeries, as well as one of its oldest, offering a wide variety of unique breads, as well as a few outstanding sweet things. Upper Crust bakes with local ingredients and supports local agriculture in Yolo County and Northern California. Their local ingredients include flours milled just up the road in Woodland, wheat from the Sacramento Valley, Mariani nuts from Winters, raisins and honey from friends at farmers markets, and chocolate from Ghirardelli.