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 [...]
Now open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Beer and wine bar with semi-monthly comedy shows. Karaoke on Wednesdays at 8 pm. Open seven days a week
Founding pioneers of the Rhône movement in El Dorado and the Sierra Foothills with the planting of Syrah in 1979, the MacCready family welcomes you to our estate vineyard and winery. At 2800’ elevation, our tasting room tells the story of mountain grown wines made from ecologically farmed vineyards. Relax Read more [...]
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 [...]
Solid Ground Brewing is founded by a brewer, KC Sare, and a winemaker, Scott Johnson. The brewery incorporates a 25 barrel brewhouse, a taproom, and a small kitchen. We focus on specialty lagers and experimental wine-influenced beers. We will also provide traditional and untraditional ales, barrel aged beer, and eventually sours. Read more [...]
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 [...]
A family owned boutique winery located in the Sierra Foothills. The age-old wine making process continues since the diVittorio family immigrated to America in 1904. El Dorado County grapes and fruits are used to make fine red wines, fruit wines and ports. A small on-site still is used to produce Read more [...]
Imagination Theater brings quality, live community theater to Placerville and El Dorado County.
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 [...]
6 acre pumpkins on the vine pumpkin patch with many different pumpkin/squash varieties. Standard carving pumpkins to your most unique specialty pumpkin. We have a corn maze and our own pumpkin ravioli…….a customer favorite!!!
Exhibits cover Native American culture, mining, logging, agriculture, ranching, Victorian life styles, early transportation and commerce throughout El Dorado County
Our family invites you to have an “enlightened” experience discovering Illuminare’s unique, intense wines. Our winemaking focuses on maximum extraction in wines such as Zinfandel, Barbera, and Petit Verdot, and in our vibrant Seeing Red blend. Join us and celebrate family, good friends, and, of course, great wine.
Jack Russell Farm Brewery is located in the small town of Camino, California. The beautiful rural setting of the brewery invites visitors to the area to stop and enjoy the fresh ales and fresh air. This lovely setting, in a region known as Apple Hill for its apple, pear, and Read more [...]
Small vineyard and winery, tasting room and picnic area. Featuring Bordeaux varietals, (Merlot) Ros_, Viognier and Sauvingnon Blanc.
Jack Russell Farm Brewery is located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California, It is in the small town of Camino, California, midway between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, the beautiful rural setting of the brewery invites visitors to the area to stop and enjoy the fresh ales and fresh Read more [...]
Brian and Jennifer Bumgarner invite you to experience Bumgarner Winery’s big, bold and beautiful reds crafted from high elevation fruit with passion. Small production allows all their wines to be hand-made with attention and intention. They specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon and are known for their recent “Double-Gold, Best Tempranillo” at Read more [...]
El Dorado Brewing Company was founded in 1853 -1955 and has changed owners twice starting back up on June 12, 1991, by the previous owner, Jim Boyer. Jim was not only an accomplished brewer but an experienced building contractor as well. The combination of these talents led to the construction Read more [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
FORMERLY #5 ON THE APPLE HILL® MAP Since 1964, Edio and Joan Delfino have loved sharing their farm with Apple Hill visitors. Originally, the Delfino Family named their farm Kids Incorporated after their seven children. That name will always be treasured in our hearts; however, to honor them and the Read more [...]
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.
New craft brewery in Placerville.
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 [...]
#20 on the Apple Hill map & everyone’s favorite Apple Hill ranch. Home of The Apple Hill Gem Mining Experience.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Massive top quality sandwiches, grilled cheese, salads, beer/wine and Boars Head Brand products by the pound. Outdoor seating and delivery!
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 [...]
Mastroserio Winery is located the heart of the Fair Play wine region where the terroir is known for its varied microclimates. Dramatic changes in elevation, granitic soils, and different exposures create the perfect conditions to produce a variety of high-quality grapes. Over the last twelve years, winemaker Ruggero Mastroserio has Read more [...]
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 [...]
Chateau Davell offers a truly unique tasting experience in the Sierra Foothills. We are a small, family-owned vineyard and boutique winery specializing in extremely small lots of handcrafted wines. Healthy farming and sustainable business practices are our passion. Visit our cozy Tasting Room and sample our line-up of well-balanced wines, Read more [...]
When you visit us at the end of a country road, you’ll find award-winning wines, spectacular views of the American River Canyon and a tasting room with a cozy, casual intimacy where you’ll often chat with winemaker Paul. Picnic outside and see why we say, “Come for the wine and Read more [...]
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 [...]
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!
Crystal Basin Cellars has its roots in amateur cooperative winemaking. Beginning under the house in 1981, CBC created a long string of vintages that captured fun times with friends. Steadily growing from 3 barrels to 25 under the house, CBC outgrew its space and was formed as a commercial winemaking Read more [...]
Specializing in our Estate Pinot Noir, Findleton Estate is a small, family owned, boutique winery located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. Our family is committed to providing high quality, handcrafted wines at affordable prices, and we proudly offer over 15 varietals of Award Winning Wines featuring the artwork of Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Auriga wines are made from Sierra Foothill vineyards. This is the historic location of vineyards, which supplied the gold miners (49ers) with wine in the last century. The soils in the foothills are thin and the vines have to struggle to survive, resulting in intense concentrated wines. You can try Read more [...]
Hwy 50 Brewery is a friendly gathering place to enjoy great beer. We’ve got rotating taps, brick oven pizza, occasional live music and a big outdoor patio with amazing views.But the beer is the reason to head our way. Brewer, Gary Ritz, makes clean, delicious beers that make you glad you got Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Let trained docents show the many celestial wonders of the universe through two 14 inch telescopes.