Tag Archives: mining

Murphys Wineries

Murphys Winery
Sierra Nevada Mountains
Gold Country California

murphys hotel


Aloria Vineyards
448 Main St C
Murphys, CA 95247

Bodega del Sur Winery
457 S Algiers St
Murphys, CA 95247

Brice Station Vineyards
3353 Highway 4
Murphys, CA 95247

Domaine Becquet Winery
415 Main St B
Murphys, CA 95247

Four Winds Cellars
219 Main St
Murphys, CA 95247

Hovey Winery
350 Main St A
Murphys, CA 95247

Indian Rock Vineyards
1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd
Murphys, CA 95247

Ironstone Vineyards
1894 6 Mile Rd
Murphys, CA 95247

Lavender Ridge Vineyard
425 Main St # A
Murphys, CA 95247

Locke Vineyards
949 Green Meadow Ct
Murphys, CA 95247

Milliaire Winery
276 Main St
Murphys, CA 95247

Val Du Vino
634 French Gulch Rd
Murphys, CA 95247




Grass Valley Wineries

Grass Valley Winery
Nevada City
Northern Gold Country

Shadow Yuba

Dobbins, Grass Valley, Nevada City, North San Juan, Oregon House, Penn Valley


174 Winery @ Cedar Ridge
12535 Colfax Hwy
Grass Valley, CA 95945
[Interstate 80]

Avanguardia Wines
13028 Jones Bar Rd #9066
Nevada City, CA 95959

Bear River Winery
2751 Combie Rd
Meadow Vista, CA 95722
[Interstate 80]

Clavey Vineyards
232 Commercial St
Nevada City, CA 95959

Frenchtown Farms
9770 Frenchtown Dobbins Rd
Dobbins, CA 95962

Gray Pine Winery
19396 Branding Iron Rd
Penn Valley, CA 95946

Lucero Vineyards & Winery
10654 Texas Hill Rd
Dobbins, CA 95935

Lucchesi Vineyards
19698 View Forever Ln
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Meade Hill Winery
8659 Smartville Rd
Smartsville, CA 95977

Montoliva Vineyard
15629 Mt Olive Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Mountain Ranch Winery
14364 McCourtney Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95949

Naggiar Vineyards
Root 49 Wines
18261 Rosemary Ln
Grass Valley, CA 95949

Nevada City Winery
321 Spring St
Nevada City, CA 95959

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery
12587 Rices Crossing Rd
Oregon House, CA 95962

Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery
11179 Gibson Dr
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Szabo Vineyards
14293 Gold Fork Rd
Nevada City, CA 95959

Tintype Winery
[CLOSED 2023]
Nevada City, CA 95959



general store

Best View Camps

see also –

Auburn Winery
Gold Country Wines
Oroville Wineries
Sierra Nevada Winery

Ghost Towns in California

The Old West
Historic Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
California & Nevada

Historic cities and towns are commonplace inside California, but very few towns are totally abandoned. By definition ‘ghost towns’ are population locations that have previously thrived (usually in mining), but they ultimately have been deserted.  Sometimes a few residents will stick around for the seclusion, but the place often appears empty. Finding an open business is a rarity.

inside the old general store

North Bloomfield allows visitors inside the buildings to check out the furnishings, decor, fixtures and the interiors. As part of a ranger guided daily tour, you can explore these historic structures up close and personal.

ghost towns

towns in business

California mining ruins

almost abandoned


Malakoff Diggins State Park

deserted mines & ghost towns


Garlock, California
(most of the buildings torn down by Knott’s Berry Farm, for decor at their amusement park)

Kongsberg, Hwy 4
(old mining camp, east of Ebbetts Pass)

Panamint City, CA
(old mining camp, above Panamint Valley)

Montgomery City, Hwy 6
(old mining site, 4×4 required. N of Bishop, CA)

Skidoo, Death Valley NP
(old mining ruins, near Wildrose Canyon)

Tucki Mine, Death Valley NP
(old mining camp, near Wildrose Canyon)

California ghost town

field deserts
North Mojave Desert
Randsburg, California; circa 1999
skidoo mine, DVNP

Gold Country California


old forts, train towns & railways

Carrizo Gorge Goat Trestle
Anza Borrego Desert, CA

Colfax Train Yards
Colfax, CA

Donner Pass, Sierra Nevada
Donner Lake
Truckee, CA

Fort Churchill State Park

Laws Railroad Museum
Bishop, CA

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
Campo, CA

Railtown 1897 State Park
Jamestown, CA

Sierra Nevada Train Town
Portola, CA

Southern California Railway Museum
Perris, CA