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Sierra Foothills

El Dorado County

El Dorado sits at the north end of California’s famed Mother Lode, the 120-mile gold vein discovered in the late 1840’s which became the site of the Gold Rush. Today, the region is better known for its visitor attractions, agriculture, and old-vine Zinfandel.

El Dorado County Wineries

8 wineries

Events in El Dorado County

Sample the Sierra – Lake Tahoe Farm to Fork Festival


Bijou Community Park, South Lake Tahoe

Address & Location:
1201 Al Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA

Details: Sample the Sierra, Lake Tahoe's largest farm-to-fork festival, celebrates the talent of the Sierra Nevada region via food, wine, beer, spirits, produce and art! This event brings together local chefs/restaurants with neighboring growers/producers to turn out scrumptious samples craftily paired with the appropriate wine or brew/ The festival marketplace includes locally made goods such as jam, soups, honey, and olive oil along with specialty products created right here in the county, such as fine art, jewelry, and crafts. for you to taste.

Patriarche Paella Harvest Lunch


Holly's Hill Vineyards, Placerville

Address & Location:
3680 Leisure Lane, Placerville, CA 95667

Details: Pace yourself through our gourmet lunch featuring the 2016 Patriarche. Picnic tables and lawn seating available. Menu: Josh's Paella Cooked Over Oak Barrel Staves Tomato & Watermelon Salad Ham & Cheese Terrine $15 in advance, $25 at the door call 530.344.0227 or email for more info

WINEderlust River Wine Festival


Henningsen Lotus Park, Colma

Address & Location:
905 Lotus Road, (near Placerville), Colma, CA 95651

Details: Not all who “WINEder” are lost… Find us, El Dorado Winery Association, Saturday, September 8th on the American River in Coloma for WINEderlust River Wine Festival! The region’s most innovative winemakers will showcase new wines, creative blends, and serve up wine mock-tails as one-of-a-kind as the winemaker’s themselves. This year’s rendezvous includes a tented market-place and wine pavilion. Live bands, Cherry Bomb and MerryGold jam along-side food trucks, brewers and of course the rejuvenating and scenic American River! Slip on your fancy flip-flops, slather the sun-screen, and enliven your senses with us for a day on the river!

27th Annual El Dorado Wine Region Passport Wine Adventure

April 21, 2018

El Dorado Wineries Association / Various Locations, Placerville

Time: 11 am to 5 pm

Cost: $65 to $95

Address & Location:
P.O. Box 1614, Placerville, CA 95667

Phone: 530-409-8688



Details: Take a beautiful drive to El Dorado Wine Region for exclusive hospitality at the Annual Passport Weekends, April 21-22 & 28-29. Sustainable, organic and biodynamic practices are reflected in the wines from wineries including; Chateau Davell, serving both wines and food grown sustainably, showcased in their tasting room designed with 100% recycled and up-cycled materials. Madrona Vineyards' 100% solar facility and Tesla charging stations welcome visitors to taste wines from organic vineyards - ask them about their Deer Corridor! Narrow Gate, certified biodynamic since 2010, is serving Rhone & Bordeaux varietals and blends. Taste Shadow Ranch's wines from organically farmed grapes.

All About Equine's Boots and Bling

May 5, 2018

El Dorado Hills Community Services District , El Dorado Hills

Time: 5:00

Cost: $35.00

Address & Location:
1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills , CA 95762

Phone: 916 813 1444



Details: This year's event celebrates AAE’s nine years of horse rescue, while raising funds to support AAE's horses and equine-based programs. AAE is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has rescued and rehabilitated over 225 horses since 2009; more than 180 horses have been adopted into loving forever homes. AAE has equine-based programs for youth and adults. AAE is honored to be a Platinum level GuideStar nonprofit, and AAE was awarded Top-Rated Nonprofit in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 by AAE is grateful for the many sponsors that have supported this important fundraising evening.