3 Top Award-Winning California Wineries Very Near Eden Vale Inn

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hart 2 Hart California Wineries

Over 100 great California wineries are near us at Eden Vale Inn, and three of the best are less than 15 minutes away! These award-winning vineyards are a lovely romantic getaway. They are also great places to take the family for a picnic. Nearby David Girard Vineyards, Hart 2 Hart Vineyards and Gold Hill Vineyard and Brewery are part of our Eden Vale Inn Wine Club for a Day program. As our guest, you get special treatment and great discounts at all three California wineries.

David Girard Vineyards

David Girard Vineyards California Wineries

This magnificent California winery is located on rolling hills where all the David Girard Vineyards grapes are grown. They focus on varietals that are unique to the Southern Rhône valley of France, so they have wines that are unusual for the area. “Jump in with both feet,” urges Tasting Room Manger Rod. “Wine tasting is even better when you taste wines you haven’t heard of!” Rhône wines are great to pair with food. You are always welcome to buy a cheese and chocolate plate, or a charcuterie platter.

picnic at California Wineries

Or bring your own picnic lunch! David Girard Vineyards loves picnickers. You can buy wine by the bottle or by the glass. Their grounds are beautiful and the views are spectacular. Eden Vale Inn Wine Club for a Day guests have access to the exclusive members-only patio, as well as the delightful Waterfall Terrace. Dogs are welcome as long as they do not mind crowds and are on leash. Children are also welcome as long as they are attended by an adult. The David Girard Vineyards tasting room is open daily from 11am – 5pm from May-December, with reduced winter hours.

Hart 2 Hart Vineyards & Everhart Cellars

Wine Tasting Room Manager Carissa Artero welcomes Eden Vale Inn guests to this top California winery near historic Coloma, CA. Jim and Sherrie Everhart grow their grapes onsite and at their nearby vineyards. The Hart 2 Hart Vineyards winemakers craft excellent varieties of Cabernet Sauvignion, Zinfandel, and Pinot Grigio. Their delicious blends include Romantique Harmony and CA 49. Everhart just won Double Gold for their 2013 Barbera and 2013 Sangiovese at the El Dorado County Wine Competition. Hart 2 Hart offers tastings with small plates free of charge for Eden Vale Inn guests!

hart 2 hart vineyards

Hart 2 Hart is a great location for a picnic. Their picnic grounds are on rolling hills shaded by heritage oak trees. They are close to the American River, making Hart 2 Hart a perfect spot after a hike or raft trip. They also offer evening music, dinners, and wine maker events – see event details here. The tasting room is open Thursday – Sunday from 11:30am - 5:30pm.

Gold Hill Vineyard and Brewery 

Gold Hill Winery and Brewery

Award-winning Gold Hill Vineyard and Brewery crafts their wines from estate grown grapes. They have won awards for their Viognier, several Chardonnay, Barbera, Zinfandel, and their 2007 Meriticious Red Wine. They also have a lovely champagne.

What makes Gold Hill unique is that they also have a brewery on site! They make award-winning Red Ale and others including Gold Trail Pale Ale. They also offer Sutter’s Summer Wheat, a choice of Stouts, and Scotch Ale. Click for wonderful descriptions of their brews. You can buy them by the pint, the bottle, or a 3 oz taste of five brews. Gold Hill’s patios make a lovely place to sip wine or beer, and enjoy the stunning views. Most Friday evenings, enjoy their “Wine Down Friday” with live music. The tasting room is open Thurs-Sun 10am-5pm.

Eden Vale Inn

Eden Vale Inn Rooms

Our luxurious inn in a rustic setting is the perfect place to enjoy over 100 Sierra Foothills California wineries. Visit these three that are so close, or make a day trip out visiting wineries in Apple HIll, El Dorado County, or Amador County. We even have a chauffered limosine wine tasting option for our guests - contact us for more details! Return to Eden to enjoy your wine by our pond, on our beautiful grounds, and in our luxurious rooms.

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