Fair Play & Somerset

Wine, Farms, and Mining History

The southern part of El Dorado County is filled with meandering roads that lead to award-winning wineries, ranches, and Alpaca farms. Here you’ll find the communities of Fair Play, Somerset, Mt Aukum, and Omo Ranch. During the Gold Rush, Fair Play was a prosperous little mining town with several stores and hotels. Today, it’s home to more than 20 award-winning wineries and dozens of farms and ranches.

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Wine Tasting

Fair Play is home to more than 20 family-owned boutique wineries that take pride in their land, their wines, and their customers. The area is known for producing robust, full-bodied wines grown in the highest elevations in the California. But Fair Play is still a well-kept secret, the wines affordable, and the experience incredible.  The quiet two lane roads wind through the vineyards, rivers, and hollows.  Soak in the Sierra Foothill vistas or dive deep into a wine cave see what makes Fair Play so special. Check out our map with wineries in the Fair Play and Somerset area.

Farm Trails

Explore our bountiful back roads of Fair Play and you’ll find a perfect blend of breathtaking scenery, rich and colorful history, and fun agricultural excursions year-round. Wanna pet an Alpaca? Stop to smell the flowers? Pick the perfect peach? Taste olive oil or go a little nuts? The farms of Fair Play invite you to get your hands dirty or to take the road less traveled.

Your Guide to the Best of Fair Play & Somerset