Travel may be on hold for the time being, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stop enjoying your favorite places…from the comfort of your own home! Below are some suggestions for your El Dorado County armchair adventure while you shelter in place. 

starfield winery view

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!

See all the current offers here. 

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.

Bumgarner Virtual Tasting | El Dorado County

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

Mediterranean Vineyards: Enjoy a live cooking class series on Facebook with Lisa and Justin. Learn more here

Madrona Vineyards: Join their virtual tasting on April 13. 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. 

Gold Rush Live at Marshall Gold SP - living history event in El Dorado County

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:

Apple Hill Cake | 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.

Fall colors in El Dorado County have to be seen to be believed. Photo: Jill Nauman

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.