Tour the El Dorado Wine Country for breathtaking vistas, a wide diversity of award-winning wines, and discovery and delight around every bend. Our wineries are renowned for making vibrantly flavorful, distinctly delicious wines, grown in the dramatic elevations of the Sierra Nevada. One of California’s oldest wine-producing areas, vineyards and wineries first flourished here during the Gold Rush era. El Dorado County wineries offer outstanding value, taste, and variety with frequent opportunities to meet the winemakers and owners.
El Dorado wine country is as diverse as the wines. There are 70 wineries and tasting room spanning across the landscape. Check out some favorite itineraries here or sort the wineries by region and blaze your own trail.
El Dorado Wines
Located just an hour from Sacramento or South Lake Tahoe in the beautiful Sierra Foothills, El Dorado County’s friendly tasting rooms feature a wide variety of award-winning wines. Experience wine-making at a higher level.
The Wineries of Fair Play
Wines with an altitude best describes the friendly experience awaiting you when you visit El Dorado County’s special wine growing area known as Fair Play, California’s best value in premium wines. Their vines, some of the highest in the state, grow at elevations of 2,000-3,000 feet.
American River Wine & Ag Trail
Visit the American River Wine and Ag trail to find the best wine, produce, and farm products along the American River, in Northwest El Dorado County.
Carson Road Wineries
This informal affiliation of six family-owned, small-production wineries is located along Carson Road between Placerville and Camino. These unique wineries are known for creating a wide range of bold, award-winning wines primarily from the El Dorado grape growing appellation.
Pleasant Valley Wineries
Take a picturesque drive through Pleasant Valley to El Dorado’s Rhone Zone. Here you’ll find five family-friendly wineries located within a four-mile drive, all sharing a passion for the Rhone Varietals.
El Dorado Rhone Rangers
Explore the wineries that have planted the classic grape varietals that originated in France’s Rhone Valley. Unique wines like Mourvedre and Syrah are the result of Rhone grapes that grow exceptionally well in mountainous Sierra Foothill vineyards.