It has been several years since the Gold Rush, but you can still find treasure in El Dorado County. It’s in the form of wine at numerous vineyards and wineries in Placerville! Treat yourself to a glass of citrusy Chardonnays, bold Cabernets, and the main attraction, Zinfandels! The unique landscape of the Sierra Foothills offers an excellent environment for growing grapes, resulting in exceptional wines rivaling Sonoma and Napa Valley. Stop in for a tasting at these local spots, and explore our free Vacation Guide to discover even more award-winning wineries in the area!
Sip Exquisite Wines at These Wineries in Placerville
Lava Cap Winery
In Apple Hill, just 20 minutes from Eden Vale Inn, you can enjoy the acclaimed wines of Lava Cap Winery. Their name comes from the rich volcanic soil of their vineyard that fosters a variety of red and white grapes. Lava Cap is a consistent recipient of recognition, including a score of 93 points and an Editor’s Choice Award from Wine Enthusiast for their 2014 Cabernet Franc. Head up to their tasting room to try their offerings, and save time to sit in their garden and gaze at their sprawling vineyard!
David Girard Vineyards
During your stay in El Dorado County, be sure to check out David Girard Vineyards. Make reservations for a wine tasting and tour of their beautiful property — you won’t be disappointed. The majority of their fields feature Rhone-inspired grapes, including Syrahs and Viogniers. Their intimate winery setting is perfect for a relaxing afternoon or romantic activity. You can reach it via a ten-minute drive from our Placerville bed and breakfast!
Sierra Vista Winery
Although it’s a bit further away, Sierra Vista Winery is well worth a visit. They feature both Rhone and traditional varieties and have earned several medals over the years. You can stop by their tasting room every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and enjoy picnics with stunning views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Many of their wines are available for complimentary tastings which are sure to inspire delightful experiences for your taste buds!
Nello Olivo Winery
Nello Olivo primarily crafts Italian wines from eleven different types of grapes. Head to the tasting room within a historic, 1853 mansion and discover his superb offerings which have earned him the nickname of “The Grapefather.” If you’re not sure what to choose, consider taking home a bottle of the Super Tuscan Style wine with blended flavors from Cabernet, Merlot, and Sangiovese grapes. In the summertime, feel free to hop aboard their Wine Train for a memorable journey through our scenic area!
Enhance Your Wine Tasting Journey at Eden Vale Inn!
Our charming bed and breakfast in Placerville, CA, offers a convenient location near these incredible wineries. In fact, there are over a hundred wineries within one hour of us! Not only do you get to enjoy our elegantly designed rooms and beautiful, ten-acre estate, but you can also take advantage of our Chauffeured Wine Tour Package! We take care of the driving as you explore some of our favorite local wineries for tastings, tours, and a picnic.
Book your stay and get started on an unforgettable experience in the Sierra Nevada Foothills! We look forward to welcoming you to Eden Vale Inn!