Go on a wine tour.
Regardless of whether you are a wine enthusiast, if you find yourself with a severe case of the wanderlust blues, go off the beaten path and travel to El Dorado County. Nestled among the Sierras, with some of the most stunning views you will ever see, El Dorado County is one of the best wine regions in the US. The thing about a wine tour is that you can do it at your own pace, taking in the views and falling in love with the area along the way. In addition, it is a stress-free experience, perfect for those who want to escape city crowds and sounds.
To make the most of your El Dorado County wine tour, here are a few things you need to keep in mind:
Limit yourself to three wineries in a day
The only way to have an authentic wine tasting experience is not to visit more than three wineries in a day. Any more than that, and you will not remember what you had at each location. A relaxed tasting allows you to savor every wine, enjoy its exquisite flavors, and take home unforgettable memories.
Visit the wineries early
Tasting rooms at some wineries in Fair Play, Carson Road, and Pleasant Valley can get a little crowded during peak times, usually after noon. So, it might be a good idea to plan your tour early during the day so that you can enjoy a leisurely discussion with the wine-tasting staff.
Don’t hesitate to ask questions
If you want to learn about the wines you taste or the winery, its history, its winemaking process, and so on, ask questions! Sometimes, even the most straightforward question can be immensely valuable, allowing you to add to your wine education. You’ll find that the staff at the wineries are always delighted to regale you with nuggets of wine wisdom.
Go beyond your favorites
What better way to make a wine tour memorable than by tasting wines you have never tried? So, if you like to stick to your Cabernet Sauvignon, go ahead and try a Zinfandel or a Carignane. You never know; you might end up with a new favorite.
Above all, you should relax and enjoy your tour. Almost all wineries in El Dorado County are located amid spectacular scenery, surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills. So, take the time to soak in the beauty while you sip on the vino. And while you are here, don’t forget to sample some of the delicious foods that these places offer, including cheeses and breads.
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