The Best Apple Hill Wine-Tasting Tours

California is known for its excellent wines, a grand tradition centuries in the making. Napa Valley and Sonoma County are more well-known, but some of the area’s best wines are also produced in Apple Hill! This beautiful region is home to several award-winning, family-owned wineries and vineyards. Add Apple Hill wine-tasting tours to your bucket list and try a few of them during your stay at Eden Vale Inn, you’re sure to have a wonderful time!

a man and woman wine tasting in apple hill in the summer

Choose Apple Hill for your Wine-Tasting Getaway

Apple Hill is located just north of Placerville, a beautiful area tucked away amongst the surrounding Sierra Nevada foothills. The mountainous elevation and rich soil create the perfect growing conditions for the wide range of varietals found here. There are so many excellent wines to choose from! You can enjoy a tasting, take a romantic stroll through the vineyards, or visit one of the nearby orchards for an unforgettable day out. Also, feel free to bring your four-legged friends along for the day, as many wineries in Apple Hill are dog-friendly!

glasses of wine lined up in a row at a vineyard

Our Top Three Wine-Tasting Tours in Apple Hill

We have selected our top three wine tours for an amazing getaway. Don’t forget to print out an Apple Hill map for a complete list of farms and wineries!

  • Lava Cap Winery in Apple Hill has something to please every palate, from refreshing whites to bold reds. Named after the unique volcanic soil found here, their collection includes Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and much more! Their tasting room is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. year-round, except for major holidays. Take a stroll through the quiet gardens for breathtaking views of the vineyards.
  • Visit the oldest commercial winery in the county, Boeger Winery, and experience a historical tasting unlike any other. Homesteaded during the Gold Rush by the Fossati-Lombardo family, they made wine from the same vines that still produce Mission grapes to this day! The property became the first post-Prohibition winery in El Dorado County in 1972 when it was bought by the Boeger family, part of what gives it such a unique history. You could easily spend an entire day sampling wines here with such a varied selection! We recommend trying the Barbera, their flagship wine. or one of the many artisan blends. Their tasting room is open daily between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. year-round, excluding major holidays. Have a serene walk through the grounds and discover a rich heritage told through landscape, easily one of the best reasons to visit. Don’t forget to stop by the on-site shop for a few bottles to take home with you.
  • A trip to Madrona Vineyards deserves a place on everyone’s itinerary! Choose from more than 27 different world-class wines and enjoy complimentary tastings during your experience. Choose up to 10 different wines to sample for your experience, then learn all about the winemaking process with a tour of the winery and vineyard. Make sure to call ahead of time if you plan to take a tour since they are by appointment only. Their tasting room is open daily from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. year-round.
  • Some other great vineyards in the Placerville area that we recommend include Nello Olivo Winery, Miraflores Winery, and Gold Hill Vineyard & Brewery.
wine glasses by the fire in winter in Placerville

Exclusive Access to our Wine Club

Did you know that you get our Wine Club for a Day simply by staying at our elegant inn? We’ve partnered with the top local wineries and vineyards in our area to bring you an exceptional wine-tasting experience, including discounts of up to 25% at some of our favorite spots. Best of all, it’s free to guests, just another way to make your wine-tasting getaway even better! Make sure and let us us know on check-in that you’re interested in the wine club and we’ll help get you set up.

wine by the fire near Lake Tahoe

Relax and Unwind at Eden Vale Inn

Book your stay at romantic accommodations in Northern California for an incredible getaway at Eden Vale Inn. Our enchanting Placerville bed and breakfast is only a short drive from Apple Hill with all of the best wineries, breweries, and area attractions just minutes away! Retire to tranquil accommodations featuring luxurious amenities to ensure that your stay is an excellent one! Each guest room comes complete with a private bathroom, an in-room fireplace, and a private patio with magnificent views and its own outdoor soaking tub. In addition, we also offer pet-friendly lodging for guests bringing their furry friends with everything they need for a comfortable stay.

Make your time with us even more memorable and book one of our spa services or exclusive packages. Treat yourself to a luxurious experience with a guided day of tasting on a private chauffeured wine tour with Silver Saddle, as well as other ways to enhance your stay. Don’t wait to start planning your wine-country getaway, check our availability and book your stay today! We can’t wait to welcome you!

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