Northern California wineries, specifically in the Sierra Foothills, hold their own against the greatest California wineries. Miraflores Winery, located in Placerville, CA, is no exception. Debuting its first vintage in 2003, this winery is relatively new. In that short time, they have mastered careful fermentation, complex knowledge from its winemaker, and full-bodied flavor. This is one of the premier wineries to visit when you stay with us in Placerville, a town in the heart of Northern California’s Wine Country. Browse our free Vacation Guide for more local recommendations for your trip!
Top 3 Reasons to Visit Miraflores Winery in Placerville, CA
Miraflores has won upwards of 50 90-Point-Plus awards from prestigious wine critics at Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator. Their highest-rated wine is a Muscat Canelli NV which earned 95 and an Editor’s Choice Award from Wine Enthusiast and was listed No. 40 out of 100 in Wine Enthusiast’s “Top Wines of 2017.” Described as a sweet, brandy-infused wine with notes of toffee and fruit, it’s no wonder this unique wine pleased even the most scrupulous critic. What makes this region so special is its ability to grow a variety of grapes that yield an end product that is so different from traditional wines yet tastes just as delicious.
Winemaker Marco Cappelli
Marco Cappelli is decorated with a degree in enology and has spent time making wines in Italy, France, and Napa before he made the move to El Dorado County. He’s been with Miraflores Winery since it opened and has been combining his knowledge about traditional winemaking he learned in France and Italy with modern techniques he’s learned over the years.
Cappelli views winemaking as more than just creating a relaxing and distinctive beverage. In an interview with Wines and Vines, he noted, “I view winemaking in very simple terms: Take great fruit and preserve it in the form of wine. My main goal is for the wine to reflect the terroir. Isn’t it great when the place the wine comes from is more evident than the hands that made it?”
Wine Club for a Day and Chauffered Wine Tours
You can taste Miraflores’ award-winning wines during your romantic getaway when you select our inn’s Wine Club for a Day offer. When you check in, you’ll receive a welcome packet that includes discount offers at select 15 El Dorado County Wineries. Take a drive through Northern California’s wine country, sipping on the best at discounted rates.
If you have a hard time deciding which wineries to visit, our Chauffeured Wine Tours take the guesswork out of your adventure. Explore four local, handpicked wineries and a picnic lunch from your choice of the best nearby restaurants including The Farm Table and Allez over the course of five hours.
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From visiting Miraflores Winery at your own pace to taking advantage of our Wine Club for a Day and our Chauffeured Wine Tours, you’re sure to find an experience that fits your needs. If you just can’t get enough of the wine in the Sierra Foothills, be sure to check out these other great wineries in Placerville during your stay. Traveling with someone who doesn’t enjoy wine? Don’t miss Gold Hill Vineyard & Brewery.
Stay with us for a truly distinctive, wine-centered getaway! For a romantic couple’s trip, we suggest the Grey Pine Room. This beautiful room is complete with a private patio and soaking spa tub. So, pop open a bottle of wine from Miraflores and soak in the tub while gazing at Northern California’s night sky.