el-dorado-winesAbout 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

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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Barbera, Merlot, Red Blend, Red Tuscan Blend, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Marsanne, Sauvignon Blanc, White Blend, Late Harvest Zinfandel
Pet Friendly, Picnic Area, Special Event Facilities
Fri - Mon 11am - 5pm
4520 Pleasant Valley Road
Bechard Vineyard and Winery

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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Grenache, Red Rhône Blend, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc
Fri - Sun 11am - 5pm or by appointment
5951 Mt Aukum Rd
Boa Vista Orchards

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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Red Blend, Syrah, Dessert, Dolcetto
Pet Friendly, Picnic Area, Restaurant/Food Service
Daily 8am - 5pm
2952 Carson Road
Boeger Winery

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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Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Red Meritage Blend, Red Rhône Blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel
Pet Friendly, Picnic Area
Daily 10am - 5pm
Complimentary (Reserve tasting $10/pp)
1709 Carson Rd.
Bumgarner Winery

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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Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional
Picnic Area, Restaurant/Food Service
Daily 11am - 5pm
3550 Carson Road
Building B
Busby Cellars

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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Barbera, Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Sirah, Red Blend, Rosé, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Viognier, Dessert Wine, Late Harvest Viogner, Late Harvest Zinfandel
Fri - Sun 11am - 5:30pm
6375 Grizzly Flat Rd.
Cantiga Wineworks

On a stunning knoll top, overlooking estate vineyards and lovingly tended gardens, stands the Gothic edifice of Cantiga Wineworks.

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Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Petit Sirah, Red Blend, Zinfandel, Semillon, Port, Late Harvest
Fri - Sun 11am - 5pm, or by appointment
5980 Meyers Lane
Cedarville Vineyard & Winery

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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Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, Zinfandel
Caves, Winery Tours, Sustainable/Organic/Biodynamic
By appointment only
6320 Marestail Rd
Fair Play
Chalet Fleur De Lys

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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Bouschet, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Petit Sirah, Red Rhône Blend, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Roussanne, Viognier, Port, Dessert Wine
Bed & Breakfast
Thu - Mon 11am - 5pm
7696 Perry Creek Rd.
Fair Play
Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards

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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Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosado, Malbec, Red Rhône Blend, Red Tuscan Blend, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Port, Dolcetto
Picnic Area
Tue - Sun 11am - 5pm, Fri 11am - 9pm
8221 Stoney Creek Rd.
Fair Play