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...
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..
Adventures Abound in El Dorado County—Wine, Food and Outdoor Lovers Will Delight in this Emerging California Wine Region.
The Daily Sip | August 21, 2015
As Summer is winding down, and we're all looking for one last hurrah before returning to the grind, we decided to revisit a hidden gem wine region we profiled back in February 2015. If a wine adventure is what you're seeking, look no further than El Dorado for a quick getaway that offers not just (delicious) grape juice, but something for everyone, whether wine lover, foodie, outdoor enthusiast or all of the above. Read More..
Winemakers surprised as 2014 vineyards thrive in severe drought
SFGATE | August 21, 2015
...It turns out that on the right soils and cultivated carefully, vines that are dry-farmed or minimally watered haven't just survived the drought, but thrived. Think of wines from those vines as windows into the drought itself, and into the adaptations that grapevines make to survive and even thrive with limited water. Read More..