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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. Visit www.eldoradowines.org →
El Dorado County
El Dorado is spanish for
The gilded one
~50
Wine varietals
Dominant grape
Zinfandel
Vineyards above
600 meters
(2,000 feet)

El Dorado County Wineries

9 wineries

Events in El Dorado County

WINEderlust 2021

Downtown Placerville Main Street, Placerville

El Dorado County’s most creative, passionate, and pioneering winemakers, brewers, musicians, and artisans will be converging on Middle Main Street in Placerville.

Cost: $25-$40

Address & Location:
Downtown Placerville Main Street, Main Street, Placerville, CA

Phone: (530) 303-8186

Email: pdaonmainstreet@gmail.com

Website: placerville-downtown.org

Details: El Dorado County’s most creative, passionate, and pioneering winemakers, brewers, musicians, and artisans will be converging on Middle Main Street in Placerville, CA for a full street fair, concert, and beverage bazaar! With an obsession for all things El Dorado-born-and-raised, every wine featured is made from El Dorado grown fruit, all the bands are local folks, and the artists and vendors will be exhibiting their regional aesthetic. Fill your belly with the best eats from our local food trucks, enjoy some hands-on fun like flower crown making, corn hole, and other fun and games.

Sample the Sierra

Bijou Community Park, South Lake Tahoe

Get together with great food, wine, art and music at Lake Tahoe’s farm-to-fork festival.

Cost: $65-$80

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

Phone: (775) 588-1728

Email: info@tahoechamber.org

Website: www.samplethesierra.com

Details: This event brings together local restaurants with neighboring growers/producers to turn out scrumptious samples craftily paired with the appropriate wine, brew, or spirit all from the Sierra Nevada region. The festival marketplace features locally crafted goods and the annual Sierra Chef Challenge entertains food lovers with an iron-chef style challenge featuring the best chefs in the Sierra Nevada.