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.
Latest News & Articles
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...
Mixed Grill, the American Way
New York Times | July 14, 2015
... Many wines will go with what may be called mixed grill. If you are using this vinegary ketchup-based barbecue sauce, I would reach first for one of the many delicious Rhône-style reds coming from good California producers who balance an appreciation of West Coast sunshine with a sense of restraint. Read More...
A Placerville Centered Wine Weekend
Wine Food Explorer | July 2015
The rich history of El Dorado County can be seen while driving around Placerville, witnessing firsthand the architecture from the 1800s standing in full form or taking a scenic drive through the countryside. The bountiful crops are scattered throughout the three wine regions in the county: Apple Hill, Pleasant Valley and Fair Play.
Sip happens tastefully in El Dorado Wine Country
examiner.com | July 2015
The opinion on wine regions in California is rather simple in many minds. There's Napa, then there's everywhere else. My guess is, that those with that mind set haven't experienced El Dorado Wine Country yet. Taste the place Allan Kissam I hadn't been to El Dorado Wine Country in five years. I liked it then, but guess what? It's even better now. Producing some world class wines El Dorado is bringing its "A" game right now and wine lovers best be paying attention.