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Welcome to El Dorado County.


Whitewater rafting, hiking, swimming, picnicking, gold panning, fishing and camping fill the spring and summer months in El Dorado County. The beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range welcomes winter visitors with pure snowsporting pleasure. Stay in one of many comfortable hotels or bed and breakfast inns. Take home souvenirs from historic towns, choose from the area's over 70 wineries or take advantage of one of the unique dining experiences El Dorado County has to offer.

For more information, call 1-800-457-6279 and ask for our free visitor's guide.

Our Featured Event

Best Wine Tasting Event of the Year!

24th Annual Passport Event

The El Dorado Winery Association is excited to invite you to the 24th Annual Passport Event - Taste at a Higher Level! Held in the regions of Greater El Dorado, Fair Play, Pleasant Valley and Camino/Apple Hill, this wine tasting event is unlike anything else. With the Passport, you have the opportunity to visit 26 wineries! You will enjoy everything from wine tasting with the winemaker, to eating perfectly paired foods - and not to mention special musical guests and stunning views. The fun does not stop after one day - instead, this event spans Saturday and Sunday - allowing you to visit as many wineries as you would like! Purchase your tickets today and enjoy the El Dorado Winery Associations, Taste at a Higher Level.

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Weekend Getaway Specials

Spend a weekend exploring El Dorado Wine Region during their 24th annual Passport Event- Taste at a Higher Level. El Dorado’s exclusive Lodging Packages include 2 tickets to Passport weekend ($130 VALUE) and a bottle of El Dorado Wine in your hotel room ($25 Value).

View our weekend lodging specials for details and to book your lodgings today!

Click here to download the 2012-2013 Farms Trails and Visitor's Guide

El Dorado County Visitors and Farm Trails Guide

This indispensable guide, produced by the El Dorado County Visitors Authority and Farm Trails, is brimming with information on outdoor recreation, shopping, history, events, accommodations, farms, ranches, wineries, directions, relocation, arts and culture and more. You can download the guide as a PDF , or have a free hard copy sent to you using our online order form.



The millions of vacationers who travel Highway 50 on their way to Lake Tahoe receive just a glimpse of the agricultural diversity of El Dorado County. But there is much more to El Dorado County than just the sights from this historic road. Hundreds of farmers and ranchers produce an amazing abundance and variety of agricultural products. In spring the many types of fruit trees begin to bloom and add their rainbow of pastels to the landscape. Early vegetables such as asparagus and an array of citrus crops are available at a number of ranches. With May and June the many cherry orchards offer their delicious fruit. Mountain air, warm country hospitality and the harvest atmosphere are a tonic for visiting city residents and their families. El Dorado County has something for every taste, all year round. Click here to visit the agricultural tourism page.

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