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February 2014 News

Tickets Still Available for
Tales From The Cellar

Starting winery locations are selling out, so be sure to get your tickets today.


One weekend passes are only $60 and we just added five more participating wineries!

Bumgarner Wines and Chateau Davell, both located in Camino have joined Passport this year as well as Illuminare, diVittorio and Findleton, who are located in the Camino Wine Plaza. They are excited to be participating!

Don't forget your Library Card, which for $20 will get you additional wine tastings such as verticals, barrel samples or special "Library Card only" tastings at each winery! Some wineries are offering special discounts as their Library Card offer!

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Wine Varieties of El Dorado

In El Dorado wine country, we talk a lot about our vast range of varieties. In short, that means we can grow so many different kinds of wine grapes, or varieties, because we have a great range of extraordinary conditions that the grapes need.

Our vineyards roll across elevations ranging from 1,200 to 3,500 feet, and run through hundreds of microclimates – seriously, hundreds – and some of them are just a few rows of one vineyard. They might be in a spot where a sharp hill blocks the midsummer sun and offers a cooler home for grapes. It might be a vineyard perfectly positioned for early morning sun without getting the heat of the day. It might be rows at the bottom of a canyon where streams of cool air flow through and allow the grapes to absorb a full day of sunshine but still cool down quickly at night.

Our vineyards are planted on steep hillsides, in small nooks and rolls of land, in rocky canyons, above rivers, and in breathtaking valleys. That's what creates that enormous spread of microclimates and conditions. Each one of those tiny slices of weather, sunshine, and earth offers something uniquely precious and suited best for just a handful of wine grape varieties. And because we have so many of those slices, so many different varieties thrive in our region.

We produce our award winning wines from more than 50 varieties, and wines produced from the same variety can have many personalities and many shades of flavors. We tell anyone who visits our region that every time they come, they'll find new places, new scenes and vineyards, and new wines that are different from any other visit. That's why coming to visit and taste our wines just makes you want to come and visit again.

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In the News

El Dorado Wines Are Primed for New Heights | Dedication to the region leads to success, says the El Dorado Winery Association.

The El Dorado wine region, nestled in the Sierra foothills between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, has peaked attention from critics and consumers around California and beyond. With over 150 years of history steeped in gold and agriculture, the region is poised for its newfound resurgence in viticulture. Today, the county has more than 2,000 acres of vines at the highest elevations across California and is home to over 70 wineries. Read the full article

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