Once a hotbed for gold mines, California’s Gold Country stretches through the counties of El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, and beyond. Wine lovers from San Francisco and Sacramento happily make the drive to the region on weekends to explore the delightful family-owned wineries, orchards, antique shops, restaurants, and spectacular scenery. Here, the grapevines, planted at elevations between 1,500 and 3,000 feet, enjoy a myriad of microclimates which yield an amazing diversity of grapes. Come harvest, there is much gold to be reaped and savored from these bountiful hills.
The stunning, fresh architecture of Andis Wines, located in the heart of Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley, was designed as homage to the beauty of modern winemaking and the joys of gracious hospitality.
David Girard Vineyards
Dedicated to creating classic Rhône-style wines that capture the true character of El Dorado County, David Girard Vineyards was founded by David Girard, who believed in the great potential of El Dorado County for growing winegrapes.
In the heart of the Sierra Foothills, acclaimed for interesting and historical places to visit, Miraflores is dedicated to helping write a new chapter in its history as a world-renowned viticulture area.
Mount Aukum Winery
Elevation, soil, and climate inspire the spirit and produce exceptional wines at Mount Aukum Winery.
Nello Olivo Wines
Founded in 2007 by Nello Olivo, a second-generation Italian-American with a passion for excellent wine, the reputation of Nello Olivo Wines grows each year as a producer of superior Italian varietals.
Perry Creek Winery
Established 36 years ago in the heart of the Sierra Foothills’ Fair Play appellation, Perry Creek Winery has earned an excellent reputation as a leading producer of wines crafted from high altitude fruit.
Vino Noceto is a renowned Sangiovese specialist, producing eight different premium Sangiovese wines as well as an array of Italian and foothill varietals, including Pinot Grigio, Barbera, Zinfandel, and Moscato.
Windwalker Vineyard and Winery
When Jim and Alanna Taff became the owners of Windwalker Vineyard and Winery in 2007, it was the culmination of a longtime love affair.