The small town of Newcastle located in the foothills boasts of beautiful rolling hills, orchards, streams and horse properties. Although Newcastle is located in the heart of the Gold Country, it is known for the vast amounts of fruit produced. Mandarins are the 20th century crop. The Packing Sheds have been re-purposed into antique shops, restaurants and food shops.
Vintage homes line the winding streets which then become country roads. Homes located on hilltops have grand vistas of the Sacramento valley and the Sutter Buttes.
Raffine Chocolates is just off Interstate 80 at Indian Hill Road. Chocolatiers are trained in French confectionary.
The Packing Sheds contain boutique shops from antiques to foods. Newcastle Produce not only carries gourmet goods but has a delicious assortment of “to go” delights.