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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.

Auriga Cellars
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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.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Barbera, Merlot, Red Blend, Red Tuscan Blend, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Marsanne, Sauvignon Blanc, White Blend, Late Harvest Zinfandel
Features: Pet Friendly, Picnic Area, Special Event Facilities
Hours: Fri - Mon 11am - 5pm
Phone: 530-647-8078
Address: 4520 Pleasant Valley Road
City: Placerville
Bechard Vineyard and Winery
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Our emphasis is creating small batch, premium handcrafted wines with an importance placed on blending to achieve a wine style with more complexity.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Grenache, Red Rhône Blend, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc
Hours: Fri - Sun 11am - 5pm or by appointment
Phone: 530-622-0624
Address: 5951 Mt Aukum Rd
City: Somerset
Boa Vista Orchards
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Open daily in the heart of beautiful Apple Hill, Boa Vista Orchards is nestled next to picturesque Carson Road, a short distance from the quaint town of Placerville. Our apple barn, bakery, picnic grounds, and wine tasting is Open Every Day!

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Dessert, Dolcetto, Red Blend, Syrah
Features: Pet Friendly, Picnic Area, Restaurant/Food Service
Hours: Daily 8am - 5pm
Phone: 530-622-5522
Address: 2952 Carson Road
City: Placerville
Boeger Winery
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We strive to give you the best winery experience in the Sierra Foothills. Friendly, knowledgeable tasting room staff, divine outdoor areas for picnics or events, beautiful visitor center, gift shop and the historic old cellar.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Red Meritage Blend, Red Rhône Blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel
Features: Pet Friendly, Picnic Area
Hours: Daily 10am - 5pm
Tasting Fee: Complimentary (Reserve tasting $10/pp)
Phone: 530-622-8094
Address: 1709 Carson Rd.
City: Placerville
Bumgarner Winery
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The tasting room is set in a rustic barn surrounded by green lawns and fig trees, with innovative wine- on-tap, Hard Cider, wine-by-the-glass, picnic fare & grounds all for your visit.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional
Features: Picnic Area, Restaurant/Food Service
Hours: Daily 11am - 5pm
Phone: 530-303-3418
Address: 3550 Carson Road
Building B
City: Camino
Busby Cellars
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Busby Cellars is a family owned vineyard and winery specializing in small lots of estate-grown varietals. Located in the majestic Sierra Foothills of El Dorado County, Busby Cellars is the northern-most winery in the Fair Play viticultural region.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Barbera, Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Sirah, Red Blend, Rosé, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Viognier, Dessert Wine, Late Harvest Viogner, Late Harvest Zinfandel
Hours: Fri - Sun 11am - 5:30pm
Phone: 530-344-9119
Address: 6375 Grizzly Flat Rd.
City: Somerset
Cantiga Wineworks
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On a stunning knoll top, overlooking estate vineyards and lovingly tended gardens, stands the Gothic edifice of Cantiga Wineworks.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Late Harvest, Port, Red Blend, Semillon, Zinfandel
Hours: Fri - Sun 11am - 5pm, or by appointment
Phone: 530-621-1696
Address: 5980 Meyers Lane
City: Somerset
Cedarville Vineyard & Winery
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Cedarville Vineyard wines are hand crafted by Jonathan Lachs and Susan Marks from grapes grown in the granitic soils of our sustainably farmed estate vineyard at 2500 feet elevation in the Sierra Foothills of California.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, Zinfandel
Features: Caves, Winery Tours, Sustainable/Organic/Biodynamic
Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 530-620-9463
Address: 6320 Marestail Rd
City: Fair Play
Chalet Fleur De Lys
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We specialize in Rhone varietals. Our production is small, 99% is sold out of the tasting room. We believe in small quantity but in the highest quality wine. “Merci à la prochaine.”

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Bouschet, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Petit Sirah, Red Rhône Blend, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Roussanne, Viognier, Port, Dessert Wine
Features: Bed & Breakfast
Hours: Thu - Mon 11am - 5pm
Phone: 530-620-2246
Address: 7696 Perry Creek Rd.
City: Fair Play
Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards
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Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards is located in Fair Play, California. After three years of traveling to various wine regions of the world, Charles B. Mitchell has returned the vineyards to operate with the highest standards possible.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosado, Malbec, Red Rhône Blend, Red Tuscan Blend, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Port, Dolcetto
Features: Picnic Area
Hours: Tue - Sun 11am - 5pm, Fri 11am - 9pm
Phone: 530-620-3467
Address: 8221 Stoney Creek Rd.
City: Fair Play

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