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August 2014 News

Where to Stay When Wine Tasting in
El Dorado County


With summer winding down, there is no better time to pencil in a trip to the El Dorado Wine Country. Located halfway between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, this up and coming vacation destination in Gold Country has everything you will need for a relaxing weekend escape. From award winning wineries, to fine dining restaurants to nationally recognized Bed and Breakfasts and local hotels – El Dorado has it all. So, if you find yourself wanting to "get away" for a weekend of wine tasting to an area that isn't "far away" at all, here's a few of our recommendations for overnight stay:

Eden Vale Inn
Eden Vale Inn, known as one of America's Top 10 Most Romantic Inns, is nestled in the Sierra Foothills near Placerville. At this B&B, guests can enjoy acres of gardens, a swimming pond, soaking spa tubs and a full service staff. Eden Vale's blend of the rustic and ultra-modern creates an atmosphere unlike anything else.

Fitzpatrick Bed & Breakfast Lodge & Gold Mountain Winery
Resting on a hilltop at 2,500 feet, the Fitzpatrick Winery & Lodge offers spectacular views, handcrafted log accommodations and the comforts of home. Enjoy locally grown and cooked meals, wine pairings and the privacy of your own suite.

Camino Hotel Bed & Breakfast
Perched in the Sierra Foothills at an altitude of 3,200 feet stands the historic Camino Hotel B&B. This 1888 loggers barrack lies among the orchards and vineyards of California's Gold Country. Today, the Inn continues to offer down-to-earth accommodations with modern twist and a refreshing atmosphere.

The Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast
Located in the heart of the Historic District of Placerville, this beautifully restored landmark allows guests to peek into a rich and vibrant period of California's History. This "green-friendly" B&B offers locally grown food and wine to all of its guests – creating a lodging experience is beyond the ordinary.

Fair Play Vacation Rental Cottage
Located between the historic towns of Placerville and Jackson lies a vintage country cottage that offers a relaxing retreat for a wine tasting weekend, a girl's night out, or a "staycation."

The Crush Pad
Build in the 1940's, this newly-restored historic home offers the perfect combination of vintage and modern. Guests can look out their window and enjoy the view of the oak studded lands, seasonal creek and 7-acres of Zinfandel vines.

Seven-Up Guest Ranch
In the heart of the Fair Play wine region, this ranch is perfectly situated for guests interested in wine tasting. With a river not too far away, guests can also enjoy fishing, gold panning, rafting or peaceful lounging.

If our stellar area B&B's are booked, no worries! We have plenty of hotels to support your accommodation needs, such as: the Larkspur Landing, Best Western Placerville Inn and The Courtyard by Marriott Folsom. For additional information on how to best enjoy the region, or to learn more about our member wineries, restaurants and accommodations, check out our website at or call us at (800) 306-3956.

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El Dorado Wine Country Events

Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard—Port & Cheesecake
August 23rd & 24th

Join us on August 23 & 24 and discover what's new in the world of Ports & Cheesecakes! Entertainment provided by Jonny Mojo. For more information visit our website:

Busby Cellars—10th Year Anniversary and Wine Club Release Event
Saturday, August 30th

Join us on August 30th, for our 10-Year Anniversary celebration! Sit back and relax as you listen to live music from The Tone Monkeys! Choose a meal from our gourmet menu provided by Off the Vine Catering. Tickets are $10 per person. Wine Club members are free (limit 2 per membership).

Jodar Vineyards & Winery—Labor Day Extravaganza
Saturday, August 30th

Celebrate Labor Day at Jodar! Come enjoy gourmet burgers, vegan burgers, wine specials and Bill & Wayne's Excellent Adventure! For more information, visit our website:

Gwinllan Estate—Harvest Celebration
Saturday, October 4th, 6pm-10pm

Come enjoy a BBQ smoke off competition between three great Chefs in our outdoor wine cave, Saturday, October 4th from 6-10pm. Following dinner, we will have line dancing under the stars. Reservations are required. Tickets are $25 per person, club member price $20 per person. For more information visit our website:

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