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Things To Do: Fairplay & Somerset

The southern part of El Dorado County is filled with meandering roads that lead to award-winning wineries, ranches, and Christmas tree farms.

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All Things To Do: Fair Play & Somerset in Somerset

  • 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

  • Windwalker Vineyards

    The Taff family invites you to visit our lovely spacious tasting room, then relax on our shaded deck or picnic alongside our vineyards. We make our award-winning wines in a range of styles, and we have something for everyone – Including the current vintage of “Shady Lady” Primitivo. Our 2008 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mastroserio Winery

    Mastroserio Winery can be found in the heart of the Fair Play wine region where the terroir is known for its varied microclimates. Dramatic changes in elevation, granitic soils and different exposures create the perfect conditions to produce a variety of high quality grapes.Over the last twelve years, winemaker Ruggero 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Oakstone Winery

    Oakstone Winery is a family owned and operated winery that produces an eclectic mix of Gold-Medal-Winning wines from our estate vineyards, including obscure lesser known varietals under our Obscurity Cellars label. Come and taste elegant wines while enjoying expansive views of the hills and surrounding wineries from our second story 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

  • Sentivo Vineyards and Winery

    Nestled within the heart of the Fairplay Appellation, Sentivo Vineyards & Winery offers spectacular sierra foothill vineyard views. This one-of-a-kind property has over 5 acres of vineyards, producing the highest quality fruit in the region. Sentivo Vineyards & Winery crafts award winning, limited production wines that rank among the best read more

  • Cedarville Vineyards

    We welcome visitors, by appointment, for tours and tasting inside our energy efficient winery and caves. Our organically farmed estate vineyard sits atop 2,500 ft. elevation hilltop in beautiful Fair Play. The minerality and bright fruit character of our unique site shines through in our estate bottled Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon read more

  • Gwinllan Estates

    We are a small family owned vineyard and winery, producing a variety of fine wines. Our passion is to produce rich full-bodied wines that tantalize the palate. We planted our vineyard and built the winery ourselves from the ground up. Since making great wine starts in the vineyard, our search 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Saluti Cellars

    Nestled at the base of a secluded canyon in the heart of the El Dorado wine region, Saluti Cellars Vineyards, Winery and Bed & Breakfast Inn offers distinctive, award-winning estate wines in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Picnic grounds overlooking panoramic views of ponds, vineyards and fountains, cave tours, a Bocce read more

  • Latcham Vineyards

    Our vineyards lie on the slopes above small, beautiful valleys around Fair Play, and they produce wines with unique depth and flavor. We’ve won hundreds of awards over the years, blending modern and traditional techniques that showcase the mountain-grown grapes in our Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and more. read more

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