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Things To Do: Placerville

Placerville was named after the placer deposits found in the river and creek beds around the town during the Gold Rush. So, not only did miners find gold in the rivers and creeks around town, but Placerville also became an important supply center for the surrounding mining camps.

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All Things To Do: Placerville in Placerville

  • The Independent Restaurant and Bar

    Several years ago our family opened the now acclaimed Heyday Café in old town Placerville. The success and community support of “Heyday” inspired us to embark on a new venture, The Independent Restaurant and Bar. Opened in the fall of 2011, The Independent Restaurant and Bar is a dining destination Read more [...]

  • Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Colony Farm

    This historic colony site was first settled by Japanese colonists from Aizu Wakamatsu (Fukushima Prefecture) in July 1869. The Wakamatsu Colony site is the first Japanese colony in North America; contains the gravesite of Okei Ito, the first Japanese woman buried on American soil; is the birthplace of the first Read more [...]

  • Pizza Bene

    Pizza Bene! brings the taste of Naples to Placerville. We use only the highest quality and freshest ingredients available for all of our signature pizza and pasta dishes.

  • Heyday Cafe

    Opened in early 2007, Heyday Cafe has been a local favorite and remained on the forefront of Culinary excellence in Placerville. Using locally sourced ingredients we create revolving menus that inspire guests to enjoy a wide range of ethnicities and styles of cuisine. Our regularly changing wine list has over Read more [...]

  • Pearl Asian Cuisine

    Pearl Asian Cuisine blends the best dishes of the East and the finest dining of the West. The world-class menu features traditional Chinese favorites and authentic Pacific Rim specialties.

  • Vintage Rose Photography

    Vintage Rose Photography is located in the heart of downtown Placerville in the Sierra foothills of California. Specializing in the fine art of children’s photography, and the love between parents, children, and siblings. Your session can take place in the studio utilizing natural and studio lighting as well as the Read more [...]

  • Sierra Vista Winery

    One of the most beautiful properties in the Sierra Foothills, Sierra Vista is true to its name with picturesque views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains & views all the way to Mt. Diablo in San Francisco. An El Dorado original with a 45 year history featuring Rhone and Bordeaux estate Read more [...]

  • Madrona Vineyards

    Established in 1973, Madroña Vineyards produces exceptional Estate Grown wines reflecting the essence of the El Dorado appellation. We embrace the structure, elegance and balance that our high-elevation vineyards express, specializing in Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Riesling and Zinfandel. Our wines are simple, yet powerful, revealing this special place and are Read more [...]

  • Boa Vista Wines

    Apple, Red, and Dessert Wines are Available Daily for Tasting at Boa Vista Orchards! The Family Tradition of Attention to Detail is Prevalent with Highly Unique and Well Crafted Apple, Red, and Dessert Wines. The Boa Vista Wine Collection Offers a Wide Selection of Tastes Suitable for Everybody from the Read more [...]

  • Placerville Brewing Co & Restaurant

    Placerville Brewing Company was established in the summer of 2005. Nestled in the county seat of California’s, El Dorado (Spanish for “the golden one”) County, we are within a gold nugget’s throw from the original California gold discovery site in Coloma. CA, where the news of “gold in them thar the hills,”  was heard around the Read more [...]

  • Lava Cap Winery

    High in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California, the Jones family has been dedicated to the production of premium estate bottled wines utilizing only mountain-grown grapes since 1986. The unique volcanic soil that the winery is named for and the mountainous topography are ideal for the creation of worldclass wines. Read more [...]

  • Bricks Eats & Drinks

    Bricks is so aptly named because, why else, it is constructed almost entirely of bricks, as are most of the buildings in historic downtown Placerville. Located at 482 Main Street within sight of the El Dorado County Courthouse, you will find many of those century-old plus buildings come alive in Read more [...]

  • Koto Grill

    Tantalize your taste buds at Koto! Serving up Chef Specials, breakfast, lunch, dinner and house favorites that are sure to please. Koto is the place to be! Start your evening off with Happy Hour specials! Wednesday – Friday • 3 pm – 6 pm

  • Fudge Factory Farm

    We are more than just a candy store! The Fudge Factory Farm is a sustainable family run organic farm. We grow mainly apples, raspberries, blackberries, & blueberries. We use our farm raised fruit in all our baked goods, candies, jams and jellies. We offer handmade chocolates and 40 different flavors Read more [...]

  • Nello Olivo Winery

    Home of The Grapefather®, and the Best Sangiovese in California (CA State Fair), Best of all Reds (Pacific Rim Wine Comp.), Best of El Dorado County (San Diego Wine Comp.), Platinum (Monterey Int’l., CA), Double Gold (Finger Lakes, NY), Four Star Gold and Best of Class Orange County Wine Comp.) Read more [...]

  • Starfield Vineyards

    Starfield Vineyards was inspired by the “star fields” – truly great vineyard sites, that make extraordinary wines possible. These truly great vineyard sites allow the fruit to develop the optimal balance of aroma, flavor, and texture. We chose the El Dorado AVA to plant our estate vineyards and build our Read more [...]

  • The Farm Table

    The Farm Table is a Restaurant and Caterer specializing in using the freshest ingredients sourced from the area’s local farms.  We believe that fresh ingredients create the best-tasting dishes.  Just about everything is made from scratch in our kitchen from salad dressings to our ketchup and mustards.   So whether you’d Read more [...]

  • Tortilla Flats Cantina

    A festive Mexican Restaurant and Bar in Placerville, California offering a casual menu with free-range meats, delicious tacos, and scratch margaritas! All of our recipes feature traditional Mexican flavors made fresh daily from scratch ingredients. When looking for restaurants in Placerville, look no further than Tortilla Flats Cantina.

  • Danette’s Brick Oven Pub

    At The DBOP every dish is homemade with the freshest ingredients available. Much care is taken in preparing all our sauces and dressings. Our burgers are hand-formed our fish and onion rings hand-battered, French fries hand-cut, pizza dough made from scratch and hand-rolled.

  • Grace Patriot Wines

    Raise your glass and your standards at Grace Patriot Wines. Sip wines with character. Relax in a majestic setting. Visit a piece of local history. Indulge with our homegrown and handcrafted Lewis Grace Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, and Pinot Gris. We are home of the favorite red blend, Five Read more [...]

  • Jodar Vineyards

    For over 29 years the Jodar family has been awarded and praised for our Estate Bordeaux style reds, our Estate Petite Sirah and Chardonnay. We also offer world class Port and a selection of varietals hand picked from local vineyards including Barbera, Sangiovese, Zinfandel and others. Join us in our Read more [...]

  • Smith Flat House

    Smith Flat House Cellar & Grill offers truly unique dining and meeting spaces serving seasonal menus made with locally sourced products.  The Cellar Restaurant is a one of a kind historic venue containing the entrance to an 1800’s goldmine and the still original bar which Mark Twain is rumored to Read more [...]

  • Holly’s Hill Vineyards

    Owners Tom and Holly Cooper fell in love with wines from southern France when they shared their first bottle of Chatueauneuf du Pape on their honeymoon. Now they share their passion for Rhône wines with you. The winery is a serene foothill retreat with a comfortable deck, tree-lined picnic area Read more [...]

  • Collina di Mela

    For generations, the family grew olives and made oil for their personal use. Growing up, I heard stories of the many marvels of olive oil and, of course, homemade vinegar. It was perhaps those stories which led me down the path to produce olive oil in the purest of Tuscan Read more [...]

  • Gold Hill Vineyard and Brewery

    Gold Hill Brewery produces classic beer in traditional styles. Using traditional methods the beers reflect the flavor and aroma that desirable in that “perfect pint.” Whether you enjoy a rich and malty Scotch Ale, a Dry Irish Stout, or a bright-hoppy IPA; Gold Hill Brewery provides an enjoyable visit for Read more [...]

  • High Hill Ranch

    Explore the best of Apple Hill desserts, shopping, and crafts.  The Apple Hill farm High Hill Ranch features the top selling apple donuts, the largest apple pies, flavorful crisp apple ciders, & the greatest selection of handmade arts & crafts.  Visit one of California’s most highly anticipated events happening every Read more [...]

  • Sweetie Pies

    The Victorian house that is home to Sweetie Pies was built around 1865. It was one of the first homes on Main Street, Placerville. It is said to have been the home of the sheriff of “Hangtown.” Patty and Ron Clark bought the house in 1991 and totally restored it Read more [...]

  • Rucksack Cellars

    Comfortable and worn, a rucksack embodies our desire to discover life away from the ordinary. It is with this same spirit of discovery that we produce our wines, each an expression of the varied climate and soils of the Sierra Foothills appellation. Join us as we explore this exciting world Read more [...]

  • Arts & Culture El Dorado

    Arts & Culture El Dorado’s mission to promote, connect, and empower arts and culture throughout the county is achieved by targeted programs and services, a vibrant gallery exhibition series, and a focus on initiatives that support and sustain the cultural life of the region.

  • Cascada

    Located in the remodeled Round Tent Building in historic downtown Placerville, Cascada’s ambiance is a fusion of old world architecture and comfortable urban chic.  We serve an eclectic mix of Mexican favorites and California cuisine with a Latin flare in an upscale setting without the upscale price.  We have an Read more [...]

  • Ursa Vineyards

    Ursa Vineyards is a husband and wife operation. Greg Stokes and Deborah Elissagaray both started their winemaking careers in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Both gained extensive knowledge working for various wineries there, while Greg headed up Grower Relations for David Bruce Winery. They moved to the Sierra Foothills to pursue Read more [...]

  • Narrow Gate Vineyards

    Enter through the historic barn wood cellar doors into our romantic, candle-lit winery where you’ll taste warm hospitality, Rhône style varietals, blends, Primitivo, Petite Sirah, Cab-Syrah, refreshing white wines and our popular Chocolate Splash! Our Estate wines, made exclusively from our own certified Biodynamic® vineyards, are our passion, pride and Read more [...]

  • Abel’s Apple Acres

    Our four-generation family ranch offers outdoor fun for all ages — from pond and picnic areas to the Children’s “Field of Fun”. Enjoy the Craft Fair, Apple Barn with Bake Shop, Candy Counter, Apple Pantry, Gifts, Book Nooks, Deck and Terri’s Country Cuisine & BBQ.

  • Boeger Winery

    The little winery with a big Barbera. This picturesque and quaint winery sits on an enchanting Gold Rush era homestead and is the oldest commercial winery in El Dorado. Founded in 1972, Boeger has built a reputation on innovative and unusual varietals and blends with a special emphasis on Barbera. Read more [...]

  • Miraflores Winery

    Our vineyards are the soul of Miraflores. Each vineyard is cultivated to reflect its actual characteristics into the wines. A commitment to excellence characterizes our wine making. We take pride in the production of our small wine lots. We believe wine should tell a story, and our handcrafted, artisanal wines Read more [...]

  • Fountain & Tallman Museum

    Located in the original soda works building dating to 1852, today it holds artifacts and exhibits about Placerville’s history, and displays furnishings from a prominent resident.

  • Placerville Public House

    Placerville Public House can be found on Main Street in the heart of historic Placerville, California. Serving a rotating selection of craft beer, local wines, and fresh bites, this new addition to Placerville is sure to have something for everyone. Placerville Public House also offers a week packed full of Read more [...]

  • Via Romano Vineyards

    Via Romano Vineyards is located in what was once a tractor barn in the 1960’s is now a family run, barn-inspired tasting room and winemaking facility. A visit to this winery is an experience to remember!

  • Jack Russell Downtown

    Welcome to Placerville California, where you’ll find free spirits, deep passions, the start of the beautiful Sierra Mountain Range and Jack Russell Brewery and Jack Russell Brewery Restaurant Downtown. We craft beer with artisanal devotion, and every bottle is brewed with sustainable practices. Because California isn’t just where we brew. Read more [...]

  • Fenton Herriott Vineyards

    Let us share our enthusiasm for wine with you when you taste our award-winning wines, crafted to develop intense flavors, complexity and distinction. You can unwind in our picnic area or under the shade of our pavilion and enjoy the spectacular views and peaceful surroundings. Bocce ball courts are available.

  • Old Town Grill

    Old Town Grill opened 18 years ago on Main Street in Placerville CA. Chef John Sanders was previously the Executive Chef for the Sacramento Kings for over 10 years. Try this out, Old Town Grill serves delicious burgers, chicken sandwiches, specially designed salads and specials that change daily and feature Read more [...]