Leave the city behind and discover Beaufort, a small town with big history and strong ties to the fine wines and produce of the Pyrenees. Beaufort started as a gold rush town when gold was discovered at Fiery Creek in 1854. Meander down the main street which has several cafés, trattorias and produce outlets including the old fruit and vegetable market building, a reminder of whimsical building styles. Visit the wineries of the Pyrenees wine region. Throughout the year many wineries offer menus designed by top chefs to complement specially selected wines, as well as live music and theatre shows.