The Sierra Nevada Foothills are right in the midst of California’s highly touted wine country. Even the most inexperienced wine drinkers yearn for a taste of vino grown and bottled in this region. If you’re planning a romantic getaway to Placerville, CA, or the surrounding area, you must plan a day to explore the nearby vineyards. And, the Sierra Vista Winery should be at the top of the list. Not only are the wines here delicious, but the grounds are just as lovely. You can spend the day strolling through the vineyard, learning about the winemaking process, and creating unforgettable memories with someone special.
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Things to Do at the Sierra Vista Winery
Taste the Wines
Of course, the best part of visiting any winery is the chance to taste several different vintages. When you arrive at the Sierra Vista Winery, you can head straight for the Tasting Room, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each tasting costs $5 per person, but the vineyard will waive the fee if you’re purchasing at least one bottle of wine. For the tasting, you may choose six wines from their rotating list of 12, which includes a mix of both red and white varietals. If you’ve already visited the Sierra Vista Winery once, be sure to check back, as the list of available wines is always changing!
Explore the Vineyard and Grounds
Once you’ve gotten a taste of their delicious wines, you should spend some time exploring the property. Known as one of the oldest vineyards in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, this winery grows grapes to create Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, and more. Because California is known for its beautiful weather, the vineyard has created outdoor spaces where visitors can spend their time. Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch at the outdoor picnic area, play games like corn hole, Bocce, or horseshoes, and check out the Observation Tower coming in 2020.
Attend One of Their Events
The Sierra Vista Winery is a great place to visit during any time of the year, but if you’re looking to make the day even more exciting, try planning a trip during one of their many events. The vineyard regularly hosts a Wine Maker’s Dinner, which pairs their wines with a delicious gourmet meal. You can also sign up for a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner or participate in their more active events, like a 5K. Check the full events calendar for more information.
There are so many great vineyards to explore, but after you’ve had your fill at Sierra Vista Winery, you’ll want somewhere comfortable to relax. At Eden Vale Inn, we provide everything you need for an unforgettable getaway. Our romantic accommodations are perfect for an intimate couple’s escape, and we offer complimentary breakfast each morning. If you’re looking to explore more vineyards in the area, you can sign up for one of our packages. We offer Chauffeured Wine Tours, which take you to four different wineries over five hours and provide a packed lunch. You can also select the Wine Club for a Day program to enjoy discounts at local wineries.
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