Taste at a Higher Level
About an hour from Sacramento or South Lake Tahoe and a little over two hours from Reno or the San Francisco area, El Dorado's wineries beckon visitors with a wide diversity of award winning wines, friendly tasting room staffs and idyllic views of snow-capped mountains and oak-studded foothills.
Our wineries are renowned for making vibrantly flavorful, distinctly delicious wines, grown in the dramatic elevations of the Sierra Nevada.
Calling All Creatives
The El Dorado Winery Association is looking for a new visual identity and needs your help. We are seeking artists who can design a new, creative, innovative, professional logo to promote the brand El Dorado Wines and increase the recognition of El Dorado County's wine region as a quality wine experience and destination. Please click here for more details regarding design, contest rules, and submission requirements.
Latest News & Articles
El Dorado County: An unexpected wine region
San Francisco Examiner | September 13, 2015
It may be gold (and God and gun) country, but visitors are beginning to satisfy other tastes in the Hangtown hills, from apple orchards, farm-side vacation respites and outdoor excursions to wines without an extra layer of price or pretense. Read More..
Four must-sip stops on Gold Country's Pleasant Valley wine trail
San Jose Mercury News | September 8, 2015
Wineries, vineyards and rolling hills lie in the heart of El Dorado's Pleasant Valley region. It's a beautiful spot, and with just five family-owned wineries to choose from, the valley makes a perfect spot to spend a day. Join us as we visit three, picking up lunch along the way. Read More..
Press Release: Summer Adventures Abound in El Dorado Wine Country
Wine Tasting On Country Roads Highlight Three-day Itinerary
Placerville, CA (August 10, 2015) – Wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts choose El Dorado Wine Country to sip, swirl, hike and savor a historically rich experience. The county, conveniently located between Sacramento and Reno/Lake Tahoe, has more than 40 unique wineries and 2,000 acres of beautiful vineyard landscape making it the ideal three-day wine country getaway. El Dorado County encompasses rolling hills and mountainous terrain perfect for year-round outdoor fun. Visitors can explore the region by driving picturesque country roads that wind from sleepy historic mining towns to steep hilltop vineyards. Read More...
Wine Tasting On El Dorado Country Roads Via a Three Day Itinerary
FoodWineTravelChix.com | August 15, 2015
As summer comes to an end, the adventures in El Dorado Wine Country are just beginning. Crowds begin to thin and harvest is in full swing. Maybe the best part is that you'll be using all five senses on your "trip to sip." With over 150 years of history steeped in gold and agriculture, the El Dorado region is poised for a newfound resurgence in viticulture. Unique vineyard soils and a high elevation create a superior environment for a vast array of varietals. Read More...
El Dorado County: A place to return time and again
Central California Life Magazine | Summer 2015
The Sunlight filtered through the trees and onto the curvy road in abstract patterns as we drove through El Dorado County. Despite the drought, fields of green grass and meadows of brilliantly colored flowers filled the space between the apple orchards and the vineyards that lined the highway. Read More..