Why El Dorado wines are unique

The Mountain-Grown Difference

El Dorado’s mountain vineyards are on steep hillsides with warm summer days and cool nights. It’s an environment that gives wines luscious fruit, an alluring balance, refreshing vibrancy, and well-structured balance. As one of California’s oldest wine regions, El Dorado is incredibly diverse. You can see that in our three appellations – El Dorado, Fair Play, and Sierra Foothills.

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Easy to get here

In the heart of the Sierra Foothills

El Dorado County is less than an hour from Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe. Blending the magic of wine country with the drama of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range, our region boasts remarkable landscapes that range from dramatic river canyons to steep hillsides.

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There’s more to Camino and Apple Hill™ than pies and apples. 🍎 🥧 Think award-winning wineries with fun wines (including some that pair well with donuts), welcoming hospitality, and plenty of surprises. 🍷 🍩 ⁠
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Award-winning mountain-grown wines and incredible scenery are just two reasons why the El Dorado wineries of the Sierra Foothills should be on your list.
 
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The weekend's not over yet. 😎 Heading back from Tahoe today? Our wineries make a delightful stop on the drive home. (Fun fact: Many are a short drive off Highway 50!) 🥂 ⁠
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Find maps, wineries, and more in our free visitor guide. Grab a PDF version in the link in bio. ⁠
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Raising a glass as we celebrate our great nation this holiday weekend. 🇺🇸 Have a safe and happy July 4th! ⁠
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Our Fair Play wineries, located on the southern part of El Dorado County, boast some of the highest average elevation in the country. They’re also less than an hour from Sacramento!⁠
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Wine tasting is serious business around here. 🍷 🍇 😎⁠
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Our Wineries

Independent and innovative

El Dorado Winery Association member wineries are a select group of small, independent, and family-owned wineries invested in the agriculture of the El Dorado and Fair Play American Viticultural Areas (AVA). Over 75% of the wine produced here is both grown and produced locally. You’ll find over 30 family-owned wineries in El Dorado County, with more than 100 varietals!

Our wineries are ready to welcome you and show you the mountain-grown difference.

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