Join Us For Holiday Celebrations in Downtown Placerville!
Visits with Santa, free stagecoach rides, the Festival of Lights, and much more!
Placerville was named after the placer deposits found in the river and creek beds around the town during the Gold Rush. So, not only did miners find gold in the rivers and creeks around town, but Placerville also became an important supply center for the surrounding mining camps.
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
Massive top quality sandwiches, grilled cheese, salads, beer/wine and Boars Head Brand products by the pound. Outdoor seating and delivery!
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
Pizza Bene! brings the taste of Naples to Placerville. We use only the highest quality and freshest ingredients available for all of our signature pizza and pasta dishes.
Via Romano Vineyards is located in what was once a tractor barn in the 1960’s is now a family run, barn-inspired tasting room and winemaking facility. A visit to this winery is an experience to remember!
Located in the remodeled Round Tent Building in historic downtown Placerville, Cascada’s ambiance is a fusion of old world architecture and comfortable urban chic. We serve an eclectic mix of Mexican favorites and California cuisine with a Latin flare in an upscale setting without the upscale price. We have an read more
Home of The Grapefather®, and the Best Sangiovese in California (CA State Fair), Best of all Reds (Pacific Rim Wine Comp.), Best of El Dorado County (San Diego Wine Comp.), Platinum (Monterey Int’l., CA), Double Gold (Finger Lakes, NY), Four Star Gold and Best of Class Orange County Wine Comp.) read more
Welcome to Placerville California, where you’ll find free spirits, deep passions, the start of the beautiful Sierra Mountain Range and Jack Russell Brewery and Jack Russell Brewery Restaurant Downtown. We craft beer with artisanal devotion, and every bottle is brewed with sustainable practices. Because California isn’t just where we brew. read more
6 acre pumpkins on the vine pumpkin patch with many different pumpkin/squash varieties. Standard carving pumpkins to your most unique specialty pumpkin. We have a corn maze and our own pumpkin ravioli…….a customer favorite!!!
Several years ago our family opened the now acclaimed Heyday Café in old town Placerville. The success and community support of “Heyday” inspired us to embark on a new venture, The Independent Restaurant and Bar. Opened in the fall of 2011, The Independent Restaurant and Bar is a dining destination read more
Imagination Theater brings quality, live community theater to Placerville and El Dorado County.
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 read more
Bricks is so aptly named because, why else, it is constructed almost entirely of bricks, as are most of the buildings in historic downtown Placerville. Located at 482 Main Street within sight of the El Dorado County Courthouse, you will find many of those century-old plus buildings come alive in read more
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
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.
This historic colony site was first settled by Japanese colonists from Aizu Wakamatsu (Fukushima Prefecture) in July 1869. The Wakamatsu Colony site is the first Japanese colony in North America; contains the gravesite of Okei Ito, the first Japanese woman buried on American soil; is the birthplace of the first read more
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
Let trained docents show the many celestial wonders of the universe through two 14 inch telescopes.
Exhibits cover Native American culture, mining, logging, agriculture, ranching, Victorian life styles, early transportation and commerce throughout El Dorado County
Apple, Red, and Dessert Wines are Available Daily for Tasting at Boa Vista Orchards! The Family Tradition of Attention to Detail is Prevalent with Highly Unique and Well Crafted Apple, Red, and Dessert Wines. The Boa Vista Wine Collection Offers a Wide Selection of Tastes Suitable for Everybody from the read more
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
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
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
Located in the original soda works building dating to 1852 – Today it holds artifacts and exhibits about Placerville’s history, and displays furnishings from a prominent resident.
Placerville Brewing Company was established in the summer of 2005. Nestled in the county seat of California’s, El Dorado (Spanish for “the golden one”) County, we are within a gold nugget’s throw from the original California gold discovery site in Coloma. CA, where the news of “gold in them thar the hills,” was heard around the read more
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
Comfortable and worn, a rucksack embodies our desire to discover life away from the ordinary. It is with this same spirit of discovery that we produce our wines, each an expression of the varied climate and soils of the Sierra Foothills appellation. Join us as we explore this exciting world read more
Opened in early 2007, Heyday Cafe has been a local favorite and remained on the forefront of Culinary excellence in Placerville. Using locally sourced ingredients we create revolving menus that inspire guests to enjoy a wide range of ethnicities and styles of cuisine. Our regularly changing wine list has over read more
Gold Hill Brewery produces classic beer in traditional styles. Using traditional methods the beers reflect the flavor and aroma that desirable in that “perfect pint.” Whether you enjoy a rich and malty Scotch Ale, a Dry Irish Stout, or a bright-hoppy IPA; Gold Hill Brewery provides an enjoyable visit for read more
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
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
New craft brewery in Placerville.
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
Small vineyard and winery, tasting room and picnic area. Featuring Bordeaux varietals, (Merlot) Ros_, Viognier and Sauvingnon Blanc.