My mom and I decided to forgo the crazy crowds at the mall and drove up to Amador county for wine tasting. Northern California is blessed with so many wine regions- every visit should include a trip to Amador or the other, smaller wine regions in the state. You'll be surprised by the quality for the price, meet some nice people, and see some beautiful country. If you find yourself in Plymouth be sure to visit Heleig. The views are spectacular!