If you’re in the mood for a weekend jaunt, consider heading out to McConnell Estates Winery in rural Elk Grove. Situated on a lovely piece of property which has been farmed continuously for five generations by the McConnell and Wackman family, the winery produces some pretty darned delicious wines. Don’t miss the captivating, blush-pink raspberry sparkling wine – it’s the perfect bubbly for an upscale picnic lunch or impromptu al fresco luncheon. Pair this unique sparkler with cheese and fruit; or serve it as a lively dessert for friends and family. You can taste this fruit-infused treat in the McConnell Estates tasting room (located in the original farm house, which was built in 1860) along with other winery products, such as the vivacious, refreshing Sauvignon blanc and award-winning Zinfandel – all crafted right there on the property.