Wineries

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.

Our Wineries

T: Tours available
C: Call for a tour at least a day in advance

P: Picnic facilities

S: Special event facilities available
L: Lodging

Clear your head of the fog or heat or smog and come enjoy a visit with winemakers and family members in our friendly tasting rooms. All wineries are closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Thanksgiving. Please call ahead for other holidays. If your party is larger than 8, please call the winery tasting room 24 hours in advance.

AURIGA CELLARS: P, S

Open Fri. - Sun., 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Auriga wines are made from Sierra Foothill vineyards. This is the historic location of vineyards, which supplied the gold miners (49ers) with wine in the last century. The soils in the foothills are thin and the vines have to struggle to survive, resulting in intense concentrated wines. You can try our award winning Barbera, Sangiovese, Zinfandel and more in our tasting room on Pleasant Valley Road.

4520 Pleasant Valley Road • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 647-8078
contact@aurigawines.com
www.aurigawines.com

BOEGER WINERY: T, P, C, S

Open daily, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Since 1972, Boeger Estate Bottled wines represent consistent quality and great diversity in a tradition of innovation and craftsmanship. We offer both complimentary and reserve wine tasting in our beautiful new tasting facility. Our inviting grounds include patios, a redwood grove, stream, pond, park and historic 1872 wine cellar for your enjoyment. Private events by appointment.

1709 Carson Road • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 622-8094 or (800) 655-2634
info@boegerwinery.com
www.boegerwinery.com

BUSBY CELLARS: T, P, C

Open Fri. - Sun., 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
We believe the best winemaking starts in the vineyard and our grapes make wines filled with elegance and character. Enjoy the panoramic views from our tasting room and picnic grounds on a hilltop above our estate vineyards. We are just one mile from Somerset corner.

6375 Grizzly Flat Road • Fair Play, CA 95684
(530) 344-9119
info@busbycellars.com
www.busbycellars.com

CANTIGA WINEWORKS : p, s

Open Fri. - Sun., 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our Gothic-style winery sits on a stunning knoll top looking over our estate vineyards. We're a family-owned winery with a long winemaking tradition and we produce classic wines that benefit from cellaring and that align with the food. Come enjoy a wine-and-food pairing or discover our unique property and our medieval tapestries.

5980 Meyers Lane (P.O. Box 66) • Fair Play, CA 95684
(530) 621-1696
info@cantigawine.com
www.cantigawine.com

CEDARVILLE VINEYARD: T

Tastings and tours by appointment
We welcome visitors, by appointment, for tours and tasting inside our energy efficient winery and caves. Our organically farmed estate vineyard sits atop 2,500 ft. elevation hilltop in beautiful Fair Play. The minerality and bright fruit character of our unique site shines through in our estate bottled Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Rhône varietals.

6320 Marestail Road • Fair Play, CA 95684
(530) 620-9463
info@cedarvillevineyard.com
www.cedarvillevineyard.com

CIELO ESTATE: T, P

Open Sat. - Thurs., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Fri., 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Cielo's picturesque estate is a small bit of heaven in the foothills. Come taste our elegant wines, and spend the day unwinding and roaming our 41 tranquil acres. With our flawlessly restored Victorian, we are also the ideal setting for weddings and superbly tailored celebrations.

3040 Ponderosa Road • Shingle Springs, CA 95682
(530) 672-8575
info@cieloestate.com
www.cieloestate.com

CHATEAU RODIN: T, P, S

Open Wed. - Sun., 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come taste our award-winning wines in the congenial atmosphere of our winery. Our 2,600-foot elevation, Mediterranean climate and thriving hillsides produce wines that are fruity, complex and aromatic and they'll delight everyone from beginning enthusiasts to connoisseurs. Enjoy our tasting room or our deck with its 100-mile view.

4771 Greenhills Road • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 622-6839
chtorodn@directcon.net
www.chateaurodin.com

COLIBRI RIDGE WINERY & VINEYARD: T, P

Open Fri. - Sun., 11:00 am - 5:00 pm or by appointment
We're high on a ridge with spectacular views of the foothills. You'll find our tasting bar inside our working winery, and it provides an intimate tasting experience and an insight into our passion for winemaking. You can picnic among our mature oak trees and granite outcroppings where we offer both vineyard views and romantic privacy.

6100 Gray Rock Road • Fair Play, CA 95684
(530) 620-7255
info@colibriridge.com
www.colibriridge.com

CRYSTAL BASIN CELLARS: T, P, C

Open daily, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
We're a circle of longtime friends who make wine from the heart. We focus on small lots of hand made wines from some of El Dorado County's finest vineyards. Our minimalist style creates delicious fruit forward wines featuring Zinfandel, Bordeaux and Rhône varietals. Join us and experience our legendary foothill hospitality.

3550 Carson Road • Camino, CA 95709
(530) 647-1767
sales@crystalbasin.com
www.crystalbasin.com

FENTON HERRIOTT VINEYARDS : C, P, S

Open daily, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Let us share our enthusiasm for wine with you when you taste our award-winning wines, crafted to develop intense flavors, complexity and distinction. You can unwind in our picnic area or under the shade of our pavilion and enjoy the spectacular views and peaceful surroundings. Bocce ball courts are available.

120 Jacquier Court • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 642-2021
winemaker@fentonherriott.com
www.fentonherriott.com

FITZPATRICK WINERY & LODGE: P, S , L

Open Thurs. - Mon., 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, or by appointment.
We're Fair Play's oldest winery and we're part of a massive log lodge that has five bed-and-breakfast rooms and spectacular views. We make 15 world-class wines from our estate's certified organic grapes, and we're a solar powered, bio-fuel driven, eco-friendly winery and lodge operated with Irish hospitality. Ploughman's Lunch served on weekends.

7740 Fairplay Road • Fair Play, CA 95684
(530) 620-3248 or (800) 245-9166
brian@fitzpartickwinery.com
www.fitzpatrickwinery.com

DAVID GIRARD VINEYARDS: C, S, P, T

Jan - April: Thurs - Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm
May - Dec: Mon - Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm
Our vineyards, tucked into rolling hills above the American River and the Gold Rush town of Coloma, are ideal terrain for the wines of southern France's Rhone Valley. Enjoy our hand crafted wines in a comfortable, elegant setting. Our Tuscan-style event site is a premier destination for weddings, receptions and gatherings.

741 Cold Springs Road • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 295-1833
info@davidgirardvineyards.com
www.davidgirardvineyards.com

GOLD HILL VINEYARD & BREWERY: P, S

Open Thurs. - Sun., 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come see the stunning views of our vineyards, the foothills, and the rugged American River Canyon. We've been here since 1980 and the soils and mild temperatures help us create award-winning Chardonnay, Bordeaux-style reds, Barbera, Rhône varietals and more. Our brewery also produces six uniquely crafted ales.

5660 Vineyard Lane • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 626-6522
bryna@goldhillvineyard.com
www.goldhillvineyard.com

GRACE PATRIOT WINES: T, P, C, S

Open Thurs. - Sun., 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Grace family has been part of the American Landscape since 1740. Our new state of the art winery in Apple Hill is located on a scenic historic ranch that includes a landmark red barn and an authentically restored 1885 farm house. Savor full bodied reds in the ambiance of the Ranch and experience the awesome panoramic views. We put pride, passion and memories in every bottle.

2701 Carson Road • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 642-8424
gracepatriotwines@gmail.com
www.gracepatriotwines.com

HOLLY'S HILL: P, C

Open daily, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owners Tom and Holly Cooper fell in love with wines from southern France when they shared their first bottle on their honeymoon. Now they share their passion for Rhône wines. The winery is a serene foothill retreat with a comfortable deck, tree-lined picnic area and spectacular views looking over the Cosumnes River Canyon.

3680 Leisure Lane • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 344-0227
winery@hollyshill.com
www.hollyshill.com

ILLUMINARE: P

Op en Fri. - Sun., 11:00 am - 5:00 pm or by appointment
Our family invites you to have an "enlightened" experience discovering Illuminare's unique, intense wines. Our winemaking focuses on maximum extraction in wines such as Zinfandel, Barbera, and Petit Verdot, and in our vibrant Seeing Red blend. Join us and celebrate family, good friends, and, of course, great wine.

3500 Carson Road • Camino, CA 95709
Winery: (530) 306-3873, Tasting Room (530) 647-1884
illuminare2003@yahoo.com
www.illuminarewinery.com

JODAR VINEYARDS & WINERY : C

Open daily, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our careful winemaking creates a balance of bold fruit framed with graceful oak. Enjoy our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Barbera, Chardonnay, and world-class Port in the warmth of our country tasting room and wooded setting. Taste our weekend food-and-wine pairings. Limos and buses are welcome by appointment.

3405 Carson Court • Camino, CA 95667
(530) 644-3474
jodartastingroom@foothill.net
www.jodarwinery.com

LATCHAM VINEYARDS: P, C

Open Thurs. - Mon., 11:00 am - 5:00 pm or by appointment Tues. - Wed.
Our vineyards lie on the slopes above small, beautiful valleys around Fair Play, and they produce wines with unique depth and flavor. We've won hundreds of awards over the years, blending modern and traditional techniques that showcase the mountain-grown grapes in our Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvingnon and more.

2860 Omo Ranch Road (P.O. Box 80) • Mt. Aukum, CA 95656
(530) 620-6642 or (800) 750-5591
info@latcham.com
www.latcham.com

LAVA CAP WINERY: P, C

Open daily, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Celebrate with us the magic of our high elevation wines and the special beauty that surrounds our premium winery. We produce a select list of wines, including an enticing Chardonnay and estate bottled Zinfandel, Barbera, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Our wines are rich in flavors, vibrant fruit, and a tantalizing depth. Bring a picnic or enjoy food from our deli on the comfortable deck looking over our vineyards.

2221 Fruitridge Road • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-0175
info@lavacap.com
www.lavacap.com

MADROÑA: P, C

Open daily, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Whether you are learning about wine or pride yourself on recognizing quality, we know you will enjoy the premium, estate-grown wines of Madroña. The Bush family has been here working these singular vineyards since 1973, and our care and traditional winemaking produces wines that are precise, balanced, and perfect for any occasion.

2560 High Hill Road (P.O. Box 454) • Camino, CA 95709
(530) 644-5948 or (800) 230-7662
Winery@MadronaVineyards.com
www.MadronaVineyards.com

MIRAFLORES: T, P

Open daily, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our breathtaking vineyards are nestled in a quiet canyon, and our Old World architecture and lovely gardens make us a special place to visit. We believe wine should tell a story, and our handcrafted, artisanal wines reflect our remarkable terroir, the beauty of our land, and our love for the art and the joy of wine.

2120 Four Springs Trail • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 647-8505
info@mirafloreswinery.com
www.mirafloreswinery.com

CHARLES B. MITCHELL VINEYARDS: T, S, P

Open daily, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Visit us and see why we believe wine can be both wonderful and welcoming. Sample wines from barrels in our cellar before their release. Picnic, play bocce ball, and enjoy wood-fired pizza from our Italian pizza oven. We passionately produce 30 award-winning varietals and import French sparklers.

8221 Stoney Creek Road • Fair Play, CA 95684
(530) 620-3467
cbmvwine@mindspring.com
www.charlesbmitchell.com

MOUNT AUKUM WINERY: T, P, C, S

Open daily, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
We sit on a dazzling mountaintop at 2,615 feet, and our vines cling to steep hillsides in vineyards woven through granite outcroppings. It's a perfect world for wine grapes, and you can taste that special terroir in all our highly-acclaimed, award-winning wines. Come visit, enjoy our panoramic views and discover an incredible experience.

6781 Tower Road • Somerset, CA 95684
P.O. Box 830 • Mount Aukum, CA 95656
(530) 620-1675 or (800) 591-WINE
admin@mountaukum.com
www.mountaukum.com

NARROW GATE VINEYARDS: P

Open Fri. - Sat., 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Enter through the historic barn wood cellar doors into our romantic, candle-lit winery where you'll taste warm hospitality, Rhône style varietals, blends, Primitivo, Petite Sirah, Cab Syrah, refreshing white wines and our popular Chocolate Splash! Our Estate wines, made exclusively from our own certified Biodynamic® vineyards, are our passion, pride and joy.

4282 Pleasant Valley Road • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 644-6201
wine@narrowgatevineyards.com
www.narrowgatevineyards.com

NELLO OLIVO WINES

Open Tues. - Thurs., 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Fri. - Sun., 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Our land once belonged to one of California's first wineries. Now under passionate, earth-friendly care, our vineyard yields splendid fruit and some of the most celebrated and successful wines in the region. Refreshing, well-balanced and smooth—come taste it at our tasting room in the historic wine cellar of Sequoia Mansion.

643 Bee Street • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 409-5603
nello@nelloolivo.com
www.nelloolivo.com

PERRY CREEK WINERY: T, P, C, S

Open daily, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
We're the home of the legendary Zinman Zinfandel and the Altitude: 2401 reserve series, and you'll taste how we develop distinct California flavors with a modern European twist. Visit the tasting room and enjoy lunch on the veranda or in the park with music. Our goal is to have our wines dance on your palate and awaken your spirit.

7400 Perry Creek Road (P.O. Box 350) • Fair Play, CA 95684
(530) 620-5175 or (800) 880-4026
wines@perrycreek.com
www.perrycreek.com

Saluti Cellars: T, P , L

Open Fri.-Sun., 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Nestled at the base of a secluded canyon in the heart of the El Dorado wine region, Saluti Cellars Vineyards, Winery and Bed & Breakfast Inn offers distinctive, award-winning estate wines in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Our beautifully landscaped grounds and panoramic vineyard views provide a picturesque setting for intimate weddings, romantic weekend getaways or extended wine country vacations. Picnic grounds, a Bocce ball court, and horseshoe pit are also available for our guests' enjoyment.

7505 Grizzly Flat Road • Somerset, CA 95684
(530) 626-0800
info@saluticellars.com
www.saluticellars.com

SHADOW RANCH VINEYARD: T, P

Open Fri.-Sun., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm or by appointment
We searched for nearly a decade to find the ideal spot to grow and make premium wines, and when you visit our modern ranch-style tasting room, sip a glass on our deck, and taste our distinctive wines like the award-winning Zinfandel, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, you'll see why we fell for this place.

7050 Fairplay Road • Fair Play, CA 95684
(530) 620-2785
info@shadowranch.com
www.shadowranch.com

SIERRA OAKS ESTATES

Open Wed. - Sun., 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our vineyards are on sunny slopes with daily breezes and cool mountain nights that make them perfect for great wine. The unique combination of soil and climate creates the ideal growing environment for rich and complex world class red wine grapes. You'll experience our devotion to the craft when you taste our estate Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot and more.

8171 Mt. Aukum Road, Suites 104-105 • Mt. Aukum, CA 95656
(530) 620-7079
info@sierraoaksestates.com
www.sierraoaksestates.com

SIERRA VISTA VINEYARDS & WINERY: P, C

Open daily, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
We have handcrafted estate grown wines here since 1977, and our sustainably farmed vineyards produce award-winning wines including Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, and our specialty – Rhône wines. We offer daily complimentary tastings, plus library tastings on most weekends. Visit us, relax in our picnic area, and enjoy our majestic views.

4560 Cabernet Way • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 622 -7221 or (800) 946-3916
rhone@sierravistawinery.com
www.sierravistawinery.com

SINGLE LEAF VINEYARDS & WINERY: P

Open Wed. - Sun., 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our meticulous farming and low yields produce intensely flavored, vibrant wines from our estate grapes and our traditional winemaking style produces five award-winning Zinfandels, plus Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Barbera, Ports and more. Our lush vineyards surround the tasting area and provide you the perfect casual yet elegant atmosphere.

7480 Fairplay Road • Fair Play, CA 95684
(530) 620-3545
pam@singleleaf.com
www.singleleaf.com

SKINNER VINEYARDS & WINERY: T, P

Open Fri.- Sunday 11:00 to 5:00 or by appointment
Our family first planted vineyards in these foothills in 1861 and that legacy lives on in our commitment to exceptional wines reflecting the spirit of the foothills. When you visit our state-of-the-art winery, you can taste some of the Rhône varietals that our family used at the start, then sit on our patio and take in our staggering views.

8054 Fair Play Road • Somerset, CA 95684
(530) 620-2220
info@skinnervineyards.com
www.skinnervineyards.com

SYNAPSE WINES: S

Open Mon. - Thurs., 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Fri. - Sat., 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm,
Sun., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Make the connection! Our microwinery is a happy pairing of two wine-loving families. Our unique, limited-production wines pair well with family, friends and conversation. Relax and enjoy a tasting flight or glass of estate-grown wine in our unique urban tasting room at the historic Cary House Hotel in downtown Placerville. Open evenings with live music on weekends.

304 Main Street • Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 626-9463
info@synapsewines.com
www.synapsewines.com

WINDWALKER VINEYARD: P

Open daily 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Taff family invites you to visit our lovely spacious tasting room, then relax on our shaded deck or picnic alongside our vineyards. We make our award-winning wines in a range of styles, and we have something for everyone – including our Shady Lady Primitivo that was named the Best of Show Red at the 2011 California State Fair.

7360 Perry Creek Road • Fair Play, CA 95684
(530) 620-4054
windwalker.wineclub@gotsky.com
www.windwalkervineyard.com

WOFFORD ACRES: C, P

Open weekends 11:00 am – 5:00 pm year round. Call for seasonal weekday hours.
When you visit us at the end of a country road, you'll find award-winning wines, spectacular views of the American River Canyon and a tasting room with a cozy, casual intimacy where you'll often chat with winemaker Paul. Picnic outside and see why we say, "Come for the wine and stay for the view."

1900 Hidden Valley Lane • Camino, CA 95709
(530) 626-6858, (888) WAV-Wine or (888) 928-9463
info@wavwines.com
www.wavwines.com

 

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