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Rising out of the northeast edge of the Suisun Marsh, Rush Ranch stretches across 2,070 acres of marsh and rolling grassland.
Sunsets on Rush Ranch

Rising out of the northeast edge of the Suisun Marsh, Rush Ranch stretches across 2,070 acres of marsh and rolling grassland.

Rising out of the northeast edge of the Suisun Marsh, Rush Ranch stretches across 2,070 acres of marsh and rolling grassland.

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For three generations, family-owned Wooden Valley Winery has been producing award-winning wines from the Suisun Valley appellation.
Wooden Valley Winery

For three generations, family-owned Wooden Valley Winery has been producing award-winning wines from the Suisun Valley appellation.

For three generations, family-owned Wooden Valley Winery has been producing award-winning wines from the Suisun…

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Welcome to Fairfield, California

Nestled in the heart of Northern California and just a short drive from Sacramento, and the Bay Area, Fairfield is an ideal destination for family vacations, couples getaways and business trips.

Whether you are parents with small children, in town on a business trip, or a couple enjoying a romantic trip away from home, Fairfield has something for all to enjoy. 

This community is best known as being the home to the world famous Jelly Belly Factory and the Anhueser-Busch Brewery. There are also many shopping opportunities and unique dining experiences are abundant. Drive just a few miles outside of this bustling city and you will discover the beautiful and tranquil Suisun Valley wine country, which has been described by Sunset Magazine as “undiscovered and unpretentious.” 

Thriving wine region - wooden valley winery

The beautiful Suisun and Green Valleys are two of Solano County’s hidden treasures.

Wine Region

 Few travelers driving Interstate 80 between Sacramento and San Francisco realize that just mere miles from the Fairfield city limits is a thriving wine country, where acres of grapevines grow amid a backdrop of green rolling hills and blue skies. Drive just a few miles outside of the busy city and discover this beautiful area that has been described by Sunset Magazine as “undiscovered and unpretentious.”

Visitors come from near and far to Suisun Valley every day to sample the delectable wines that are produced here. Altogether, Suisun Valley wineries produce ?over two dozen wine-grape varieties. Over a dozen of these wineries have opened their own tasting rooms on their properties. Wooden Valley Winery, BackRoad Vines, G V Cellars, Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company and Vezer Family Vineyard's Blue Victorian and Mankas Corner Gardens are open daily. Others are open weekends and by appointment. Enjoy a relaxed wine tasting experience, where award-winning wines are poured by the winemakers themselves.

The tranquil Suisun Valley may be best known for its wine but this region offers so much more and during the summer months in particular, is a local favorite for fresh fruits and vegetables. Family-owned farms dot the area, where local are known to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables alongside acres of grapevines. Beginning in late spring and continuing into the fall, farm stands open their doors to excited visitors looking for quality, fresh and delicious produce. These stands have just about every seasonal fruit and vegetable imaginable, such as peaches, apricots, plums, pears, melons, cherries, nectarines, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, pumpkins, flowers and more.

Adventures for kids - sea lion kiss

Fairfield’s themed attractions, both big and small, will leave kids of all ages on the edges of their seats with excitement.

Adventures for the Kids

 From Indy go-karts and outdoor adventures to thrill rides and exotic animal encounters, Fairfield has experiences that will last a lifetime.

Fairfield’s Scandia Family Fun Center and Driven Raceway, as well as the nearby Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, offer every configuration of amusement, from miniature golf and arcade games to laser tag and indoor kart racing to the latest thrill rides and exotic animal encounters. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is just 15 minutes from Fairfield and is a great day excursion for a family, where marine life, wildlife and wild rides come together for an unforgettable experience.

Children will also love exploring Rush Ranch Open Space and the beautiful Rockville Hills or taking a trip back in time at the Western Railway Museum. Carriage and train rides, interpretive and living history exhibits – all of these are learning experiences to last a lifetime.

And of course, no trip to Fairfield is complete without a stop at the world famous Jelly Belly Factory, where families can enjoy a free tour, sample jelly beans, explore the visitor center that sells over 100 fine confections, and even enjoy a slice of pizza shaped like a jelly bean!

Free tours and tastings  jelly belly

Fairfield is home to not just one, but two famous companies and both offer exciting and delicious tours for visitors.

Free Tours & Tastings

The Jelly Belly Candy Company and the Anhueser-Busch Brewery round out the two famous companies located in Fairfield, CA

Jelly Belly is home to the world famous jelly beans, made famous by President Ronald Reagan over three decades ago. Visit the factory, enjoy a free tour, and explore the visitor’s center with over 100 fine confections. Free tours are offered daily, where visitors can step into the factory and smell the aroma of chocolate, peach, cinnamon or whatever delicious treat is being cooked that day. Learn the secrets to how the legendary Jelly Belly jelly bean is created and why it takes more than a week to make a single bean. Over 20 million jelly beans are made at the factory every day – and you can taste every flavor at the sample bar! Meanwhile, over at the Anhueser-Busch Brewery located less than a mile away from Jelly Belly, the marquee attraction is the “Flights of Fairfield,” an intimate experience for small groups that includes a one- on-one session with a brewing expert in a brand new tasting room. All participants must be 21 years or older. A gift shop open to the public offers unique memorabilia and merchandise. The brewery also hosts summer concerts and other special events throughout the year.

Top 10 brews

Before or after your explorations around Fairfield, enjoy unique, locally crafted brews from our area taprooms.

Locally Crafted Brews

Before or after your explorations around Fairfield, enjoy unique, locally crafted brews from our area taprooms. While the Anheuser-Busch Brewery is the most recognized brewery in the area, locally-owned taprooms are popping up throughout Fairfield and nearby Suisun City. Most are open daily and frequently host food trucks or live musical entertainment. Heretic Brewing Company offers over a dozen of its beers on tap, with names that include Evil Twin, Shallow Grave, Evil Cousin, and, for those with a sweet tooth, Chocolate Hazelnut Porter. Pioneer Tap Room, Fairfield’s newest tasting room, is located next door to the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op and ?serves its own crafted brews as well as other beers. Another area taproom, Right-Eye Brewing, offers eight uniquely crafted beers from tap. A nationally-known distributor, Blue Frog Brewery, is available in Fairfield’s Fuddruckers restaurant. The local taprooms, like our wineries, welcome visitors and tours and are always willing to answer questions about how they craft their beers. 

Beautiful outdoor area rush ranch

Embrace your explorer spirit and discover the beauty surrounding Fairfield and Solano County.

Beautiful Outdoor Areas

With over 600 acres, Solano County’s Rockville Hills Regional Park, the largest regional park in Solano County, is a favorite with mountain bikers and hikers. With four miles of uphill, downhill, and flat terrain, Rockville Hills is a perfect recreational area for hikers and runners, families looking to explore or those searching for quiet moments on the trails. Don’t be too surprised to come across cows, birds and other wildlife that call this area home. Be sure to bring a camera – the views are breathtaking! Another popular outdoor area is Rush Ranch, a 2,070-acre open space area located in southern Solano County just moments from Fairfield. Rush Ranch, owned and operated by the non-profit Solano Land Trust, neighbors the Suisun Marsh and has won countless hearts with its vast open spaces of rolling grasslands, its serene tranquility, history and abundance of bird and wildlife viewing opportunities. When you visit, be sure to take advantage of the opportunities to get a closer look at the unique habitat of the marsh through docent guided interpretative hikes, as well as blacksmithing demonstrations, the old farm equipment graveyard, and a native plant garden.

Annual events - 4th of july parade

The Fairfield area is home to a variety of annual events throughout the year.

Annual Events

For those visiting from out of the area, attending one of these beloved and popular events is a great way to meet locals and get a true taste of what it means to call Fairfield home.

'The beautiful Suisun Valley draws hundreds of visitors to the area for the Suisun Valley Passport Sunday in April and Uncorked in June. Rush Ranch Open Space has its annual open house in April and Jelly Belly’s Candy Palooza, a giant candy festival, is in September. Fun Family Farm Days is a fun event every October and the Suisun Valley AVA Anniversary celebration is in December.

Meanwhile, in historic downtown Fairfield, local and out-of-town visitors enjoy a number of events hosted by the Fairfield Main Street Association, including a weekly Farmers’ Market from May to October, an Independence Day Parade, a Tomato Festival in August, a Veterans Day parade in November and a Christmas tree lighting and caroling event in December.

Championship golf courses paradise valley

Golfing enthusiasts can choose between two championship golf courses, Paradise Valley and Rancho Solano.

Championship Golf Courses

 The two Fairfield golf courses are conveniently located midway between San Francisco and Sacramento making them accessible from all cities in the SF Bay Area and greater Sacramento areas and a perfect location for corporate or large events, or just a day trip.

Paradise Valley, praised as being the number one golf course in Solano County and best value in the North Bay area, has a spectacular layout that is enhanced by oak studded fairways and meandering creeks. It’s a favorite for golfers who enjoy a walking round of golf and is playable for golfers of all abilities. Rancho Solano, known for having a beautiful country-club-like setting, has an alluring layout with hilly terrain and undulated greens that add character to the golf course. Scenic lakes, elevated tees and well placed bunkers provide interesting features that contribute to the excitement of playing this course.

Golden gate bridge

Fairfield is the perfect “base camp” for a vacation of wonderful discoveries.

Nearby Neighbors

The city is located in the heart of Northern California and is less than an hour from some of the greatest urban and rural settings the Golden State has to offer. Travel west for about 45 minutes and you’ll find yourself at the doorstep of one of America’s best loved cities – San Francisco. The possibilities for your day are endless, with Fisherman’s Wharf, a cruise to Alcatraz Island, Chinatown, Union Square and fine art museums all at your fingertips. Or, you may choose to travel east from Fairfield and discover the Sacramento region, the gateway to California’s past. Walk around the Old Sacramento historic district, visit the California State Railroad Museum, the Crocker Art Museum and the State Capitol. Also near Fairfield is the California Delta and the world famous Napa Valley with its wineries, gourmet dining and Napa Valley Wine Train.

Olive oil - il fiorello

Fairfield is home to two local olive companies, Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company and Sepay Groves Olive Oil and Vinegars and both are open daily for visitors.

Delectable Olive Oil

Il Fiorello is a family-owned company dedicated to growing and milling the finest quality artisan olive oil. Owners Ann and Mark Sievers produce oil from their own groves located in Green Valley and Suisun Valley. Il Fiorello welcomes guests to their visitor center and olive mill in Suisun Valley for tours and tastings. Take a cooking class at the Kitchen in the Grove Culinary Center, enjoy olive oil, wine, food and great views of over 2,000 olive trees. Sepay Groves Olive Oil and Vinegars sells premium olive oil at a reasonable price and concentrates on getting the best oil into the bottle. Visitors are welcome at their store, where they have over 20 different oils to taste and enjoy as well as over 30 different vinegars. Sepay Groves also offers short lessons on how to taste for quality and how to buy.

Delicious dining - salvios

Fairfield offers a full menu of fine and casual dining to satisfy any taste and appetite.

Unique And Delicious Dining

This community is home to a wide array of restaurants from regions all over the world. Whether you are in the mood for a cheeseburger, sushi, a good slice of pizza, or Thai, Fairfield has something for you. With rich agriculture lands surrounding the city, many area chefs have embraced California’s Farm to Fork movement. Some of the most popular restaurants in the city include Ahi’s Seafood & Chop Restaurant, Mankas Steakhouse, Mediterranean Food Center, Favela’s Fusion, Evelyn’s Big Italian Pizzeria, Chez Soul and Salvio at the Rock. If you’re in the mood to add some fun to your food, the Jelly Belly Café at the Jelly Belly Factory serves hamburgers and pizza shaped like a jelly bean! For sweet treats and desserts, check out Truffle Berries in downtown Fairfield.

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