Sip El Dorado Wines
Enjoying El Dorado County wines from the comfort of your own home (or bed, we’re not judging) is easier than ever. Many wineries are open for guests and members to pick up online wine orders and make additional purchases. Similarly, numerous wineries are offering significant discounts on online shipping, including Boeger Winery, Skinner Vineyards, Miraflores, Rucksack Cellars, Lava Cap Winery, Holly’s Hill, David Girard, Mediterranean Vineyards, Crystal Basin Cellars, Sierra Vista, Starfield Vineyards, and Jodar Vineyards & Winery!
Sip means more than drink in this case – it’s also an acronym for Shelter In Place. Join the conversation online and let us know what you’re drinking with hashtag #sipeldoradowines.
Enjoy a winery event in your pajamas
A variety of wineries are offering virtual wine tasting and cooking events. The best part? There’s no dress code!
Skinner Vineyards: Join Skinner’s own Adam Smith live from his living room for our first-ever virtual tasting Saturday, April 18th. Adam will guide everyone through a fun and interactive tasting of their three flagship red varietals, Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. Learn more.
Via Romano: Enjoy Virtual After Hours with Via Romano! Purchase a bottle, or two, or more, of Via Romano wine, and gain access to Virtual After Hours in the comfort of your own home! They’ll have a live band playing where you can request songs, chat, and connect with other Via Romano wine lovers! To order, call 530-269-WINE, order online, or email them.
Bumgarner Winery: Bumgarner is hosting a Virtual Tasting Room series to bring the wine tasting experience to you. Upcoming events include April 10 and 17 with winemaker Brian Bumgarner and Russ Reyes of Kilt & Cork. Learn more here.
Boeger Winery: Eileen and Justin Boeger are hosting Facebook Live cooking events. Their Dinner at Home series includes easy recipes that pair well with a Boeger wine. Follow them on Facebook to stay updated on the next event.
Learn about Gold Rush history
There are lots of online resources (including this one!) that tell the tales of this fascinating part of California history. Below are a few to get you started:
- Marshall Gold Discovery State Park
- Gold Bug Park and Mine
- Video: It started on the River
- Learn About the Gold Rush in El Dorado County
Bake the authentic Apple Hill™ cake
Recreate the delicious scents of the Apple Hill Grower’s Association farms and ranches in the comfort of your own home. The Apple Hill™ cake isn’t just mouth-watering – it’s also easy to make. Get the recipe here.
Get inspired for when you can travel
We’ll be updating our Instagram and Facebook pages with content aimed at inspiring you to explore El Dorado County when it’s safe to travel. Be sure to follow us and let us know what you want to see there.