Wine Tasting & Tours
Sierra Foothills Wine Region:
Sierra Foothills wineries offer outstanding value, taste and variety. The entire region is gaining acclaim as a beautiful getaway destination for wine enthusiasts. In 2011, Sierra Foothills Wines received more gold medals in red wine, at the prestigious California State Fair Wine Competition, than did Napa and Sonoma entries combined. Compared to Napa-Sonoma, you’ll find a welcome change: smaller more intimate wineries, less congestion, great wines, great wine values and frequent opportunities to meet the winemakers and owners.
The Sierra Foothills AVA (American Viticultural Area) was established back in 1987 and offers over 100 wineries. The most common grapes planted in the region are a variety of Zinfandel, which is a black-skinned wine grape. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes are also planted on smaller amounts of acreage in the region and offer rich and spicy flavors. One of the most common white grape varieties is Chardonnay that is rich with citrus flavors.
Centrally located in the Sierra Foothills Wine Region is Eden Vale Inn, Northern California’s best romantic getaway. Over 100 award-winning wineries are within a one-hour drive of our Placerville bed and breakfast, including Amador County wineries and El Dorado County wineries. Nearby Apple Hill Wineries are frequently visited and a guest favorite. The wineries are central to the Eden Vale Inn Wine Map featuring a selection of some of the best wineries in El Dorado County. The wineries of Amador County are only a short drive away: most are clustered around the Shenandoah Valley, about a 40-minute drive from Eden Vale Inn.
Eden Vale Inn Wine Map:
This exclusive map is included with your stay and offers discounts at participating El Dorado wineries. Eden Vale Inn's exclusive Wine Club for a Day program costs you nothing, and you have no obligation. It offers you the wine club discount, typically 20% to 25%, at each respective winery. Free reserve tastings are often included too. The El Dorado County wineries love to welcome our guests and have generously extended this offer. The map, featuring Apple Hill wineries, Placerville wineries and beyond, will be included in your exclusive welcome packet, embossed with your name and valid dates.
Wine Tours Packages El Dorado Wines:
Leave the driving and planning to our Chauffeured Wine Tour Package.