For over 150 years, this little wine-producing region of the California’s golden hillsides has produced numerous award-winning, critically acclaimed wines. Tucked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, the El Dorado Wine Region is a prime wine-growing location thanks to its warm days, cool nights, and low alpine air. Home to over 50 wineries producing over 50 different varietals of wine, the El Dorado Wine Region is a popular escape to avoid the intense heat of the desert or the fog of the Bay Area while enjoying the charms of small-town California.
The El Dorado Wine Region is located about an hour and a half drive east of the Bay Area, serviced by Highway 50. Placerville is the main town of the region and most vacations start and end there.