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Dog-Friendly Things To Do

Bringing the pooch along for your stay in El Dorado County? Here are some dog-friendly things to do, including wineries, restaurants, and more.

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  • Fudge Factory Farm

    We are more than just a candy store! The Fudge Factory Farm is a sustainable family run organic farm. We grow mainly apples, raspberries, blackberries, & blueberries. We use our farm raised fruit in all our baked goods, candies, jams and jellies. We offer handmade chocolates and 40 different flavors read more

  • Jodar Vineyards

    For over 29 years the Jodar family has been awarded and praised for our Estate Bordeaux style reds, our Estate Petite Sirah and Chardonnay. We also offer world class Port and a selection of varietals hand picked from local vineyards including Barbera, Sangiovese, Zinfandel and others. Join us in our read more

  • David Girard Vineyards

    In the heart of Gold Country, nestled in the Sierra Foothills, lies an exceptional winery known as David Girard Vineyards. Producing superior Rhône-style wines, our 90-acre estate provides optimum climate and soil conditions to achieve elegant varietal flavor. The best part of any visit to DGV is the opportunity to read more

  • Perry Creek Winery

    We are the home of the legendary Zinman Zinfandel and the Altitude: 2401 reserve series. You will 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 read more

  • Skinner Vineyards

    In 2006 we resurrected our family’s wine-making legacy by reestablishing Skinner Vineyards & Winery. We are committed to making elegant Rhône-style wines that express the distinct qualities of our granitic soils and high elevation vineyards. You are invited to visit our beautifully appointed tasting room and winery while enjoying 360 read more

  • Fenton Herriott Vineyards

    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.

  • Miraflores Winery

    Our vineyards are the soul of Miraflores. Each vineyard is cultivated to reflect its actual characteristics into the wines. A commitment to excellence characterizes our wine making. We take pride in the production of our small wine lots. We believe wine should tell a story, and our handcrafted, artisanal wines read more

  • Holly’s Hill Vineyards

    Owners Tom and Holly Cooper fell in love with wines from southern France when they shared their first bottle of Chatueauneuf du Pape on their honeymoon. Now they share their passion for Rhône wines with you. The winery is a serene foothill retreat with a comfortable deck, tree-lined picnic area read more

  • Chateau Davell Winery

    Chateau Davell offers a truly unique tasting experience in the Sierra Foothills. We are a small, family-owned vineyard and boutique winery specializing in extremely small lots of handcrafted wines. Healthy farming and sustainable business practices are our passion. Visit our cozy Tasting Room and sample our line-up of well-balanced wines, read more

  • Madrona Vineyards

    Established in 1973, Madroña Vineyards produces exceptional Estate Grown wines reflecting the essence of the El Dorado appellation. We embrace the structure, elegance and balance that our high-elevation vineyards express, specializing in Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Riesling and Zinfandel. Our wines are simple, yet powerful, revealing this special place and are read more

  • Boeger Winery

    The little winery with a big Barbera. This picturesque and quaint winery sits on an enchanting Gold Rush era homestead and is the oldest commercial winery in El Dorado. Founded in 1972, Boeger has built a reputation on innovative and unusual varietals and blends with a special emphasis on Barbera. read more

  • Jose Wine Caves

    Named after the owner’s late brother, this winery is truly a place for family and fun. “Our mission is for people to walk in as strangers and leave as family. For people to enjoy the majestic scenery, create beautiful memories, and to enjoy our wines which we make with great read more

  • Single Leaf

    Single Leaf Vineyard has been “dry-farmed” (non-irrigated) for 26 years. We were dry farming before it had the current resurgence to popularity! Our meticulous farming and low yields produce intensely flavored, vibrant wines. Our estate red varietals include Zinfandel, Malbec, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. We’d love it read more

  • Auriga Wine 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. You can try read more

  • Wofford Acres Vineyards

    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 read more

  • Bumgarner Wines

    Brian and Jennifer Bumgarner invite you to experience Bumgarner Winery’s big, bold and beautiful reds crafted from high elevation fruit with passion. Small production allows all their wines to be hand-made with attention and intention. They specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon and are known for their recent “Double-Gold, Best Tempranillo” at read more

  • diVittorio Winery

    A family owned boutique winery located in the Sierra Foothills. The age-old wine making process continues since the diVittorio family immigrated to America in 1904. El Dorado County grapes and fruits are used to make fine red wines, fruit wines and ports. A small on-site still is used to produce read more

  • Hart 2 Hart Vineyards/Everhart Cellars

    We are a family owned winery nestled in the heart of Gold Country, along Historic Highway 49 and the American River. Our handcrafted proprietary blends and varietal wines reflect our commitment to produce the best of the best made from grapes sourced from our two Estate Vineyards and the finest read more

  • Gold Hill Vineyard & Brewery

    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 awardwinning Chardonnay, Bordeaux-style reds, Barbera, Rhône varietals and more. Our brewery also produces six uniquely crafted ales. We have two read more

  • Grace Patriot Wines

    Raise your glass and your standards at Grace Patriot Wines. Sip wines with character. Relax in a majestic setting. Visit a piece of local history. Indulge with our homegrown and handcrafted Lewis Grace Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, and Pinot Gris. We are home of the favorite red blend, Five read more

  • Ursa Vineyards

    Ursa Vineyards is a husband and wife operation. Greg Stokes and Deborah Elissagaray both started their winemaking careers in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Both gained extensive knowledge working for various wineries there, while Greg headed up Grower Relations for David Bruce Winery. They moved to the Sierra Foothills to pursue read more

  • Illuminare Estate Winery

    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.

  • Mellowood Vineyard

    Mellowood Vineyard has been working since 2002 to create delicious wines that will bring you to the incredible Sierra Foothills with each sip. While the majority of the 25 acre wooded parcel remains native, 9 acres are planted to Zinfandel and Syrah, both perfectly suited to the growing conditions of read more

  • Cantiga Wineworks

    Cantiga’s Gothic-style winery sits on a stunning knoll top, overlooking estate vineyards. Within its walls, winemaker Rich Rorden preserves the art of making classic-style wines that align well with food and benefit from long periods of cellaring. Cantiga wines are natural, low in sulfites and easy on allergies. Enjoy a read more

  • Colibri Ridge

    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 read more

  • Lava Cap Winery

    High in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California, the Jones family has been dedicated to the production of premium estate bottled wines utilizing only mountain-grown grapes since 1986. The unique volcanic soil that the winery is named for and the mountainous topography are ideal for the creation of worldclass wines. read more

  • Toogood Estate Winery

    The first crush of the Toogood Estate Winery was the 2002 vintage. The wine was first bottled in January of 2003 and sales and acceptance have been remarkable. The vineyards currently have 12 acres planted with varieties including Zinfandel, Primitivo, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah. The read more

  • Shadow Ranch

    Located atop a picturesque hilltop in the Sierra Nevada foothills, we are a family owned boutique winery located in the heart of Fair Play. Our portfolio includes award-winning Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Barbera, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. True to the Wild West history of our site, you read more

  • E16 Winery

    Founder Robert Jones purchased Firefall’s El Dorado County estate vineyards with the dream of honoring his grandfather’s winegrowing legacy. With a commitment to sustainable farming, the year-round nurturing of each vine culminates in hand harvested grapes that are fermented and aged with the lightest possible touch to create wines expressing read more

  • Fleur de Lys Winery

    Our Boutique winery is nestled in the magnificent Sierra Foothills, in the Historic town of Fair Play. Fleur de Lys is one of numerous, family wineries located in Fair Play. Long time visitors will attest to the beauty of the drive to this destination appellation, and the quality of our read more

  • Van der Vijver Estate Winery

    Van der Vijver Estate prides itself on old European traditions when it comes to winemaking and food. Everything needs to go just a little bit slower and with some extra care. Of course when you visit us you can share the experience and taste our Barrel aged wines. Maybe tell read more

  • Crystal Basin Cellars

    Crystal Basin Cellars has its roots in amateur cooperative winemaking. Beginning under the house in 1981, CBC created a long string of vintages that captured fun times with friends. Steadily growing from 3 barrels to 25 under the house, CBC outgrew its space and was formed as a commercial winemaking read more

  • Findleton Estate & Winery

    Specializing in our Estate Pinot Noir, Findleton Estate is a small, family owned, boutique winery located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. Our family is committed to providing high quality, handcrafted wines at affordable prices, and we proudly offer over 15 varietals of Award Winning Wines featuring the artwork of read more

  • Charles B. Mitchell

    Just like the area’s pioneers took a chance 100 years ago, Charles B. Mitchell came to Fair Play searching for opportunity. Situated as the highest-elevation viticultural area in California, the possibilities for producing top-notch Zinfandels quickly became evident. Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards wasted no time, blazing a trail and purchasing read more

  • Busby Cellars

    Enjoy panoramic views from the tasting room and picnic grounds, perched atop a knoll overlooking the estate vineyards. Sample award-winning, handcrafted wines including Zinfandel, Barbera, Tempranillo, Rhône and Bordeaux varietals. A small, family-owned vineyard and boutique winery, Busby Cellars provides special attention throughout the growing and winemaking process to craft read more

  • Cielo Estate

    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. Ask to see the wine read more

  • Sierra Vista Winery

    Founding pioneers of the Rhône movement in El Dorado and the Sierra Foothills with the planting of Syrah in 1979, the MacCready family welcomes you to our estate vineyard and winery. At 2800’ elevation, our tasting room tells the story of mountain grown wines made from ecologically farmed vineyards. Relax read more

  • Bechard Vineyard & Winery

    Bechard Vineyard & Winery is located in the town of Somerset, overlooking the North Fork of the Cosumnes River. As a boutique winery our focus is on handcrafted, small lots of premium award winning wines. Our natural winemaking style allows the unique characteristics of the grape varietal and terroir to read more