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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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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 [...]
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 [...]
Hidden Star Camino is a taproom and bakery located in Camino, California. Its quaint barn taproom specializes in craft hard apple ciders and pours both glasses and flights from sixteen varieties. Jarred fruits and sauces line the shelves. Local favorite Shorty’s Doughnuts runs the bakery and features a wide assortment Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 and views all the way to Mt. Diablo in San Francisco. An El Dorado original with a 45-year history featuring Rhone and Bordeaux estate wines Read more [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Experience Sloan Winters, USDA-CCOF Certified Organic fruits and vegetables. Attractions include 21 types of jams, honey and dehydrated fruit. Come enjoy a picnic, our majestic view and educational hayride tours. Select wholesome produce & enjoy a magical day on the hill (Birthday parties, school tours and overnight lodging times may 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a bar any family, miner, 4-wheelers, motorcyclist, hunter or explorer would feel at home in. It has been referred to as “It’s as rustic as it gets,” “Norman Rockwell flashback,” “the jewel of the Sierra,” “An anomaly on its own,” and my favorite, “Best Mountain Bar Read more [...]
Gateway Park is a very large, undeveloped park with a trail running parallel to Hillcrest Drive. There is also a backstop and open field area for unorganized sports. Gateway Park is pet friendly however pets must be on a leash at all times. Good for kids.
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 [...]
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 [...]
We are friendly, enjoy kids, and have entertainment such as “Cookin’ Kids” and tours. Family friendly orchards and you pick apples (call for picking dates). Apple peeler demos and tastings of our apples, jams and jellies. Come see us!!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
The El Dorado County Museum has artifacts and displays about the history of El Dorado County; it includes an authentic Studebaker wheelbarrow, a Shay Locomotive undergoing restoration, and much more. Changing exhibits and guided tours are available. The Research Room is open to the public with historic photographs, maps, documents, Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
ALLEZ! is your local destination for delicious, fresh, healthy, made-to-order food to go. Located in Diamond Springs, El Dorado County, ALLEZ! offers gourmet French cuisine to go, or to enjoy in our rustically elegant dining room. ALLEZ! also offers a selection of local and imported cheeses, wines, baked goods and 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 [...]
An ideal spot for your family outing! We offer a variety of activities for the whole family that last from early September through the holidays. We hope you’ll stop in for a visit and taste our crisp, juicy apples and tree-ripened pears. We also have acres of pumpkin patch – 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 [...]
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 [...]
We are a certified organic fruit and vegetable farm serving our community in Placerville, California. Our farm is worker owned and operated, where we grow organic berries, apples, table grapes, fresh vegetables, everlasting flowers, heirloom squash & pumpkins, dried ornamental corn, corn stalks and much more! We also welcome you 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Open 363 days a year and established in 1915 by the Visman family, Boa Vista is a 5th generation family farm that has been farming in El Dorado County for over 100 years and currently grows/harvests 20+ varieties of apples, 10+ varieties of pears, berries, cherries, plums, pluots, pumpkins and 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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Apple Bistro proudly represents traditions through our outstanding cuisine, service excellence, regional wine favorites, and legendary fresh baked goods! Its full-service restaurant on Highway 50 between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, offers some of the best views during your meal, with panoramic sights of the El Dorado County. Apple Bistro is the Read more [...]
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.