Our Wineries

United as a Family

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.

El Dorado County Wine Country map

Why El Dorado wines are unique

Mountain born, intense flavors and distinct character

Our 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, gentle tannins, and body and depth. El Dorado County has over 40 wineries, growing more than100 varietals.

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ⁠
– Albert Camus⁠
📷 @narrowgatevineyards ⁠
#ElDoradoWines #Autumn #FallColors #NarrowgateVineyards
El Dorado County is known as the birthplace of the California gold rush. During that time, it was also among the most significant wine producers in the state!⁠
The local wine industry flourished until just after the turn of the century. Shortly after that, El Dorado began a gradual decline brought about by poor economic conditions and a diminishing local population. ⁠
Prohibition was the last straw, and it wasn’t until the late 1960s that winegrowing began its comeback as an area well-suited to producing high-quality wines. ⁠
Thanks to modern pioneers like @boegerwinery and @madronavineyards, the region’s resurgence is one that we’re still enjoying today. ⁠
Pictured: The Fossati-Lombardo Winery, late 1800s⁠
#ElDoradoCounty #TBT #History⁠
“Wine is the only artwork you can drink." - Luis Fernando Olaverri⁠
📷 @starfieldvineyards⁠
#ElDoradoCounty #Quote #Cheers⁠
DYK? There are over 100 distinct wine varieties in El Dorado County. 🍇 Each winery offers uniquely different – and delicious – wines. From Picpoul to Primitivo, Grenache to Gewurztraminer, El Dorado AVA wines never disappoint. ⁠
#ElDoradoWines #ElDoradoCounty⁠
Sunsets hit different at @saluticellars 🌈 🤩 #ElDoradoWines #Sunset #Rainbow #PotOfGold #SalutiCellars⁠
Our wineries will be open this weekend for tastings, picnics (weather permitting!), events, shopping, and more! 🍷 🛍 🎁  Enjoy the relaxed pace and feel good knowing you’re supporting local businesses with every sip.  #SmallBusinessSaturday #ShopSmall 

Pictured: Picnicking in style at @hollyshill 

#ElDoradoWines #WineCountry #WineTasting #VisitElDorado #ElDoradoCounty #Placerville #Sacramento
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us. 🦃 May yours be full of great wines, delicious food, and beautiful memories.

📷 @starfieldvineyards 

#ElDoradoWines #happythanksgiving2021
It’s back! @lavacapwinery's popular Dust off the Bottle Library Event is on Thanksgiving weekend, November 25-26. 🍷

The cellar will be open, and guests are welcome to taste and purchase past vintages. It’s a crowd favorite for good reason!

#ElDoradoWines #LavaCapWinery #LibraryWine
What do you get the wine lover who has everything? 🤔 🎁 Give them the gift of wine! 🍷 A subscription to the El Dorado Wine Insider features exclusive wine experiences, special savings, and more. 

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Get started at ElDoradoWines.org.

#ElDoradoWines #GiftIdea #WineGift
It’s a varietal close to our wineries’ hearts. Cheers to #ZinfandelDay! 🍷 🍇 From estate-grown to barrel-aged, you’ll find an array of Zinfandels throughout El Dorado County, including at @shadowranchvineyard, pictured here. ⁠
#ElDoradoWines #Zinfandel #ShadowRanchVineyard⁠
Hard to beat fall around these parts. 🍂 🍁 🍇 ⁠
🎥 @lavacapwinery ⁠
#ElDoradoWines #LavaCap #Fall #WineCountry

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