Winemaking at a higher level
Today, wine-making in the Sierra Nevada foothills rivels that of the famed Napa/Sonoma wine country. Dozens of california wineries, many of them smaller "boutique" wineries,
produce award-winning vintages. They beckon visitors with a wide diversity of award winning wines, friendly tasting room staffs and idyllic views of snow-capped mountains as well
as oak-studded foothills. Area wineries are renowned for making vibrantly flavorful, distinctly delicious wines, grown in the dramatic elevations of the Sierra Nevada.
The map below shows some wineries closest to the Inn, but there are many other's within an hours drive of the Inn. Click on any marker on the map and then double click on the name to
go to the winery website!
- El Dorado County Wines (over 30 wineries) Info
- Fairplay Wineries (over 20 wineries) Info
- Amador County Wines (over 30 wineries) Info
- Placer County Wineries & Wine Trail (about 14 wineries) Info
Wineries closest to the Inn:
- DAVID GIRARD VINYARDS &
WINERY Located close to Enchanted April Inn. The beautiful 85 acre vineyard property bears mature fruit native to the great Rhone Valley. With these extraordinary
grapes and winemaking expertise, David Girard Vineyards produces finely balanced wines reminiscent of those found in Southern France. They invite every wine enthusiast to visit their
vineyard, enjoy the scenery, and taste their exceptional wines. Tasting Room 11:00am - 5:00pm Now open daily . We offer discount coupons for
purchases at this winery. Info.
- GOLD HILL WINERY - next to David Girard Vineyards. Sample their excellent local champagne & home brewed beer!
We offer discount coupons for purchases at this winery. Info.
- ROME VALLEY VINEYARDS - 5869 Traverse Creek Rd, Garden Valley (530) 295-9260. Call for tours & tastings! Info
Placerville & Apple Hill Wineries (a
leisurely country drive from the inn):
- LAVA CAP WINERY is a family owned and operated
winery located in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California. They implement old world labor-intensive techniques and sustainable agricultural practices to hand-craft their wines. 2221
Fruitridge Road, Placerville Open 11-5 daily. We offer discount coupons for purchases at this winery. Info.
- HOLLY’S HILL VINEYARDS is a serene estate in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, has planted its vineyards exclusively in the
varietals of France's Rhone Valley. A true family winery they artfully craft small batches of distinctive wines. 3680 Leisure Lane, Placerville Open daily 10-5. Info.
- JODAR WINERY - The tasting room is located
in Camino, just off Highway 50 at the Carson Road exit - a quick right and 100yds on the right, in the heart of Apple Hill. 3405 Carson Court, Placerville - off the Carson Road exit from Hwy 50
in the heart of Apple Hill Hours: 11-5 Daily (except holidays) (530) 644-3474. Info.
- CHATEAU RODIN - Located on the Eastern
side of the Sacramento Valley in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the winery sits at 2600 feet above sea level which provides a Mediterranean climate. This makes Chateau Rodin wines unique because at
this elevation vines are provided with cool summer nights and warm summer days. This causes their wines to be fruity, complex, aromatic. This also affords their wines to have a variety of
spiciness that has not been discovered in wines from vines at lower elevations. 4771 Greenhills Road, Placerville. Info.
- SIERRA VISTA VINEYARDS & WINERY -
makes a variety of delicious wines, that are made to be enjoyed with food. Their goal is to take advantage of the cool growing region and produce wines reflective of the terroir they are fortunate to
have. 4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville Info.