How to Have the Best Visit to Crystal Basin Cellars

Have you heard about Crystal Basin Cellars? With so many first-class wineries in Northern California, it’s hard to know them all, let alone visit all of them! However, we encourage you to put this winery at the top of your list. A trip to this winery is the perfect blend of “great wine and good times!” Visit for one of their exciting, themed events, or swing by for an afternoon of tasting. Either way, you’re sure to leave impressed, and, probably, wanting more. Read on to discover what makes this winery one of our favorite, as well as other local spots to sip back and relax.

Everything You Need to Know About Crystal Basin Cellars

The Atmosphere

The atmosphere at Crystal Basin Cellars is what sets this winery apart from the others. This establishment boasts an “everyone-knows-your-name” environment, where guests may arrive as visitors and leave feeling like locals. Crystal Basin Cellars is also home to several award-winning blends, but they don’t let it go to their head. They even state that, “If you adore wine tasting with posh tasting rooms and snooty somms, then this isn’t the place for you.”

To go along with their laid-back personality, this winery also hosts a variety of fun events each month. Be sure to check back and see what’s happening during your visit!

The Wine and Tasting Experience

Did you know that you can sip award-winning wines for only $5? At Crystal Basin Cellars, you can! Their tastings have a drinking fee of $5 per tasting, known as a “drinking fee.” However, this fee is refunded with the purchase of a bottle of wine. For larger groups, 10 people or more, the drinking fee is $10. Or, plan an exclusive experience at this winery with their barrel tastings! Crystal Basin Cellars is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., so swing by for a wine tasting any time you like!

Can’t Get Enough? More Local Wineries

There’s no shortage of excellent wineries in our area! If a trip to Crystal Basin leaves you craving more, visit these wineries in Placerville:

Sip Back and Relax at Eden Vale Inn


Romantic bedroom in the Stone Pine RoomOur Chauffeured Wine Tour is the perfect addition to your visit to Crystal Basin Cellars. This unique package includes a private chauffeur, a five-hour tour to a variety of local wineries, and a delicious picnic lunch. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to taste your way through the Sierra Foothills!

Our lodging in Placerville, CA, boasts comfort and luxury! Consider a stay in the Stone Pine room. This accommodation features a queen-size bed, private luxury bathroom, a private patio with a couple’s soaking tub, and access to all of our first-class amenities.

Check our availability and start planning your relaxing getaway!