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Passport 2024

April 20-21, 2024

20+ wineries celebrating the 33rd annual Passport Food and Wine Experience!

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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.

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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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Dreaming of a springtime escape to El Dorado wine country? 🌸 We can't wait to welcome you. Rumor has it our wines pair very well with these views!⁠
📷 @hollyshill⁠
#ElDoradoWineCountry #SpringWineTasting #HollysHillVineyards⁠
Celebrating twenty years of winemaking, @narrowgatevineyards is a charming European-style boutique winery that features exclusively Biodynamic® wines. Owners Frank and Teena Hildebrand welcome visitors with tastings, food and wine pairings, and educational vineyard walks. Some fun facts include:
🍷 Flagship wines include Dunamis, and Chocolate Splash, a special Port blend infused with bittersweet natural chocolate essence.

🐄 Their extended family on property includes a yellow lab, three cats, ten chickens, and ten cows.

🍇 The apple (or should we say grape) doesn’t fall far from the tree - their daughter is also a winemaker, with her own brand, Lady of the Sunshine Wines!
Follow them at @narrowgatevineyards to learn more.

#ElDoradoWines #MountainGrown #NarrowGateVineyards #BioDynamic

#eldoradowines #mountainwine #mountaingrown #sierrafoothills #wineries #sierrafoothillswine #winecountry #renonv #nevada #wineexperiences #reno #sacramento #granitebay #folsom #eldoradohills #sfbayarea #visiteldoradocounty #eldoradocounty #winetasting  #southlaketahoe #visitgoldcountry
Three reasons why you should check out @wavwinesofficial on your next wine-tasting adventure. 🍷⁠
✅ Award-winning, small-batch wines 🍷⁠
✅ Gorgeous canyon views – and killer sunsets! 🌅⁠
✅ It's dog-friendly (leashed pups, please) 🐶⁠
Follow them at @wavwinesofficial to learn more.⁠
#ElDoradoWines #MountainGrown #WoffordAcresVineyards⁠
Happy International Sauvignon Blanc Day! 🥂 It’s a great excuse to enjoy a glass of crisp, refreshing #ElDoradoWines Sauvignon Blanc from wineries such as @crystal_basin_cellars @toogoodestatewinery and @lavacapwinery.⁠
Did you know Sauvignon Blanc grapes are one of the world's oldest grape varietals, dating back thousands of years?  #FunFact ⁠
#MountainGrown #SauvignonBlancDay #InternationalWineDay ⁠
🌱 Bud break is a magical time of year (especially when Mother Nature cooperates with the weather!). Vineyards start to turn green, which means go time – or rather, grow time – for grapes. 🍇⁠
📷 @windwalkervineyard⁠
#ElDoradoWines #BudBreak #WindwalkerVineyard
Our wineries offer plenty of ways to celebrate the moms and mother figures in your life. Here are a few to inspire you! ⁠**All events are on Sunday, May 12.**⁠
🌷 Brunch at @chateau_davell, 10-2 (pictured). Reservations required.⁠
🥂 Mimosas + Massage for Moms at @crystal_basin_cellars⁠
🌷 Brunch at @chateaudestienne, 10:30-2:30. Reservations required (by 5/7)⁠
🥂 Brunch at @fentonherriottvineyards, 10:30-12:30. Reservations required.⁠
🌷 Mother’s Day Celebration at @lavacapwinery, 10-5 ⁠
🥂 Mother’s Day Weekend Sip & Shop at @hart2hartvineyards, 11:30-5:30 ⁠
⁠🌷 Mother's Day at the Gazebo at @miradorwinery, 12-5. Reservations needed. ⁠
🥂 Paint + Sip at @nelloolivowinery's Camino Tasting Room, 2-4 pm (only 20 spots available!)⁠
Contact the wineries directly to learn more and, where needed, reserve.⁠
#ElDoradoWines #MountainGrown #MothersDay ⁠
Cheers to the weekend and to enjoying time with your favorite people (and pups)! 🥂⁠
#ElDoradoWines #WeekendVibes #MountainGrown #DogFriendly
Another memorable #Passport weekend is in the books! 🤩 🍷  Thank you to everyone who joined us; we hope to see you all again soon!!

Did you know many of our wineries offer tasting, pairing, and educational experiences throughout the year? ✨ Learn more at ElDoradoWines.org or the link in the bio.

#ElDoradoWines #MountainGrown #Wines #CaliforniaWines #SierraFoothills #ElDoradoCounty #VisitElDorado #PassportWeekend #WineCountry
Cheers to Earth Day! 🌎 Our wineries recognize that it’s essential to care for our planet. As a result, many of them embrace sustainable and organic practices, from certified organic to fish-friendly farming. Here are a few to check out:⁠
🍇 @delfinofarms (pictured)⁠
🍇 @narrowgatevineyards⁠
🍇 @chateau_davell⁠
🍇 @boegerwinery⁠
🍇 @fieldnumber⁠
🍇 @hollyshill ⁠
🍇 @madronavineyards⁠
🍇 @lavacap⁠
🍇 @cedarville_vineyard⁠
🍇 @cantigawineworks ⁠
🍇 @skinnervineyards⁠
🍇 @smokey_ridge_ranch⁠
🍇 @starfieldvineyards⁠
🍇 @windwalkervineyard⁠
🍇 @davidgirardwinery⁠
🍇 @shadowranchvineyard⁠
#ElDoradoWines #MountainGrownWines #EarthDay #EarthDayisEveryDay⁠

Our Partners and friends

Love of the land

The El Dorado Wine Movement is partnered with local growers, independent restaurants, boutique lodging and small shops centered around our historic small town Main Street communities.

estienne vineyard
busby cellars
boeger vineyard