Why You Need to Enjoy a Tasting at Fenton Herriott Vineyards

Calling all wine lovers! If you’ve never been to Fenton Herriott Vineyards, you are missing out on the experience of a lifetime. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, this family-owned winery produces some of the finest wines you will ever taste! Discover the beauty of the California countryside while you sip an array of delicious hand-crafted reds and whites. Here’s why a visit to this hidden gem is an absolute must.

Fenton Herriott Vineyards is one of the many excellent wineries you can visit in Placerville, CA. Be sure to request access to our complimentary Placerville Vacation Guide for more great recommendations. It’s full of information about the best local vineyards, bars, and restaurants. Planning your vacation has never been easier!

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About Fenton Herriott Vineyards

Fenton Herriott Vineyards is situated in the Sierra foothills at the gateway to Apple Hill. Over the past 150 years, this region has been well-known for its excellent farming prospects. The rich, volcanic soil and Mediterranean climate are especially ideal for growing wine grapes! As a result, these vineyards produce wine varietals that are well-balanced yet complex. 

As a local, family-owned business, Fenton Herriott Vineyards is involved with every step of the vintner process. From grape crush and fermentation to bottling and packaging, they do it all here. The quality is reflected in the delicious taste of these hand-crafted wines! Their popular red varietals include Zinfandel, Barbera, Sangiovese, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Sirah. If you prefer white wine, you’ll enjoy the crisp and aromatic Chardonnay or the spicy and exotic Gewurztraminer. And, fans of rosé will love the enticing flavors and floral undertones in the Sangiovese Rosé. You can sample any of them for yourself when you stop by the Tasting Room.

Tours, Tastings, and Events

Whether you’re planning a casual date or a fun outing with friends, you’ll never forget your experience at Fenton Herriott Vineyards! The Tasting Room is open every day from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., excluding major holidays. If you would like to schedule a private tasting or winery tour, reservations are required. 

In addition to tastings and tours, this winery hosts a wide array of exciting events throughout the year. From yoga and bocce ball to Hawaiian luaus and harvest tours, there is always something happening. Make sure to check out the winery’s Facebook page to see more upcoming events!

Other Things to Do at Apple Hill

After your tasting, you’ll definitely want to explore all of the other amazing attractions in Apple Hill. Here, you’ll find farms offering fresh fruit, vegetables, and baked goods, vineyards, and endless activities. Autumn marks the beginning of harvest season, which is always a great time to visit the local apple orchards, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches. You’ll also find several amazing wine-tasting tours here, from Lava Cap and Boeger wineries to the picturesque Madrona Vineyards. And, don’t forget to climb aboard the train at El Dorado Orchards! It’s the perfect way to see the beauty of the Northern California countryside.

Book Your Stay At Eden Vale Inn

The fireplace and sitting area inside the Stone Pine room

If you’re searching for the best accommodations near Fenton Herriott Vineyards, we invite you to stay at Eden Vale Inn. With a gorgeous setting in the Sierra foothills, our romantic Placerville bed and breakfast offers the ideal accommodations for your stay. After a fun-filled day in Gold Country, come unwind with a spa treatment, take a stroll through the gardens, or simply relax in your luxurious guest room. 

Each of our rooms is fully equipped with top-notch amenities, ensuring your ultimate comfort. Our Stone Pine room even features a private flagstone patio, queen-size bed, and couple’s deep soaking tub! Don’t wait to start planning your Northern California getaway. Check our availability and book your stay today! We can’t wait to welcome you.

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