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The latest regional news pertaining to the local wine industry and community.

News and Quotes

Notable Quotes


"From Rhone gold, blue-blooded Bordeauxs and sexy Italians, El Dorado wines exhibit strong character and finesse, and deliver outstanding value."

—Christopher J. Davies (Issue 2, 2013). El Dorado Wine Country: California's Rising Region Hits Rhone Gold! Wine Country International.


"Sierra Foothills Zinfandels often evolve great elegance upon aging."

—Steve Heimoff and Virginie Boone (September, 2013). California's Zinfandel Hot Spots. Wine Enthusiast.


"El Dorado has become an intriguing wine-growing region with newer plantings of Bordeaux varieties, as well as a concerted effort to make signature wines with European varieties from the Rhône Valley, Italy and Spain."

—Christopher Sawyer (October, 2013). The California Appellation Series 1983 – 2013: El Dorado. Wine Business Monthly.


"El Dorado Wineries … are impressively committed to their craft."

——Kathy Marcks Hardesty (November 13, 2013). The gold wine country: A trip to Northern California yields gold. New Times San Luis Obispo.


"It's well worth your while to detour for a night, far better make it two nights, in El Dorado wine country to explore these outstanding businesses."

——Kathy Marcks Hardesty (November 13, 2013). The gold wine country: A trip to Northern California yields gold. New Times San Luis Obispo.


"All of this makes El Dorado, less than two hours away from Napa, a great place to spend a weekend."

——Paul Franson (December 12, 2013). Gold and Wine – Exploring El Dorado County wine region. Napa Valley Register.


"One thing that characterizes El Dorado's wines is their diversity. Perhaps the growers haven't yet found the area's signature variety, but growing conditions are so diverse, that may not be possible. Some have suggested petite sirah, which seems especially suited to the area, but many other varieties are grown."

——Paul Franson (December 12, 2013). Gold and Wine – Exploring El Dorado County wine region. Napa Valley Register


"The Sierra Foothills presents itself as a sleepy wine community but therein lies some fabulous wineries creating many marvelous wines."

——Cori Solomon (February 26, 2014). Boeger Winery: Pioneering the rebirth of wine in El Dorado County. Examiner.com Brentwood Glen Wine Examiner.


"At altitude, there is always a chance to dream."

——Jon Bonné (February 28, 2014). High on Fair Play, an appellation waiting in the wings. San Francisco Chronicle.


"There is excellent potential for wine to be found here."

——Jon Bonné (March 2, 2014). Fair Play, waiting from on high. San Francisco Chronicle.


"You'll discover … zero pretension, and a lingering pioneer spirit that's as refreshing as the crisp foothills air."

——Sarah Fritsche (February 28, 2014). El Dorado: Wine prospectors strike gold. San Francisco Chronicle.


"It's a beautiful region."

——Michael Bauer (February 28, 2014). A hidden treasure in the heart of Gold Country. San Francisco Chronicle.


"Feeling their way for a signature grape, yet resisting the options to be pigeonholed, winemakers – including the women – exhibit a heady mix of expertise and energy."

——Deborah Grossman (March 30, 2014). Women Making History in Wine. iSanté Magazine.


"I expected the people to be fiercely independent and hard-working. You don't survive in a place as remote as El Dorado without tenacity and inventiveness. I was not prepared for the level of experience I found among the winemakers nor the stylistic sophistication of much of the wine."

——Jake Lorenzo (April, 2014). El Dorado. Wine Business Monthly.


"I'm drinking some lovely wines at prices I can afford. For this detective, that is like finding a pot of gold."

——Jake Lorenzo (April, 2014). El Dorado. Wine Business Monthly.


"El Dorado County is an undiscovered gem of a wine-growing region. The winemakers are knowledgeable, dedicated and talented. The wines have good acidity, strong varietal character and balance without too much oak or extraction."

——Jake Lorenzo (April, 2014). El Dorado. Wine Business Monthly.


"El Dorado County … wineries are immersed in a passion for creating impeccable, adventurous, and sustainable wines."

——Leslie Miranda (April 11, 2014). Diving Into the Wine Rush of El Dorado Wine Country. JetSet Extra.


"El Dorado County … wineries are immersed in a passion for creating impeccable, adventurous, and sustainable wines."

——Leslie Miranda (April 11, 2014). Diving Into the Wine Rush of El Dorado Wine Country. JetSet Extra.


"This saturated group of new growers and owners is contagious and beautiful."

——Leslie Miranda (April 11, 2014). Diving Into the Wine Rush of El Dorado Wine Country. JetSet Extra.


"Be an adventurist and explore a decadent wine region that will revitalize your knowledge of bold and exceptional wines."

——Leslie Miranda (April 11, 2014). Diving Into the Wine Rush of El Dorado Wine Country. JetSet Extra.


"El Dorado wine country is a gem. Set in Calif.'s historic Gold Rush country, the area is poised to become the next jackpot for those seeking fun wine tasting experiences and affordable, well-crafted wines."

——Deborah Grossman (April 15, 2014). El Dorado: Golden wine country in the Sierra Foothills. JustSayGo.com.


"El Dorado County is a leading producer of Rhône-styled wines."

——Jake Lorenzo (May, 2014). Stories. Wine Business Monthly.


"Having just discovered the fabulous wines of El Dorado wine country, I have become really excited whenever I can experience a new wine from this region."

——Cori Solomon (May 30, 2014). An Eclectic Celebration of Wines. Examiner.com Brentwood Glen Wine Examiner.


"There is quality, there is value, there is variety, or QVV, in the foothills of El Dorado County."

——Mary Jorgensen (June 6, 2014). El Dorado Wines Have QVV. Wine Business Monthly blog.


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