The wineries have been here since the Gold Rush, first thriving in the Shenandoah Valley near Plymouth in Amador County. Here, the D'Agostini Winery was established in 1856. By the 1890s, more than 100 wineries operated in the region. Population declines and Prohibition forced all but a few wineries to close.

But the climate and soils were too good to leave alone, and today the foothills have enjoyed a resurgence in winemaking. The robust zinfandels and other red varietals are legendary for their quality. Today, this important California wine region encompasses dozens of wineries, many of them family-owned.

The Sierra Nevada foothills feature several regions in addition to the Shenandoah Valley: the Fairplay/Somerset area in south El Dorado County, Apple Hill and Gold Hill in central El Dorado County, and the Nevada County wineries.

Amador Vintners Online features the wineries of Amador County. Here, more some 20 small and large wineries feature tasting rooms and picnic sites.

Calaveras Wine Association highlights ten wineries in this region.

This beautiful site features the wineries of El Dorado County.

Merlot grapes hang heavy on the vines on a late autumn day at a winery in Apple Hill, El Dorado County.
The Shenandoah Valley Museum, at Sobon Estate Winery, 14430 Shenandoah road in Plymouth, is a free museum that offers a look at the beginnings of the wine industry in this region. The museum is housed in one of the original D'Agostini Winery buildings, dating from 1856. Take a look at our winery directory below! Get names and addresses fast.

The map below shows you how to reach the El Dorado wine country. Amador County wineries are near Plymouth, Nevada County Wineries are north of Auburn, and Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa County Wineries are to the south.
Amador County Wineries Address Telephone
Amador Foothill Winery 12500 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-6307
Argonaut Winery 13825 Willow Creek Road, Ione CA 95640 (209) 245-5567
Avio Vineyards and Winery 14520 Ridge Rd.
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
(209) 267-1515
Bray Vineyards 10590 Shendandoah Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-6023
Charles Spinetta Winery 12557 Steiner Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-3384
Clos du Lac Cellars Highway 88 at Jackson Valley Road, Ione CA 95640 (209) 274-2238
Convergence Vineyards 14650 Hwy 124
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-3600
Cooper Vineyards 21365 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-6181
Deaver Vineyards 12455 Steiner Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-4009
Dillian Wines 12138 Steiner Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-3444
Dobra Zemlja 12505 Steiner Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-3183
Domaine de la Terre Rouge 10801 Dickson Road, Shenandoah Valley near Plymouth (209) 245-4277
Drytown Cellars 16030 Highway 49
PO Box 155
Drytown, CA 95699
(209) 245-3500
Frenz Vineyard & Winery 21390 Ostrom Road
Fiddletown, CA 95629
(209) 245-4800
Il Gioiello Winery
22355 Lawrence Road
P.O. Box 570
Fiddletown, CA 95629
(209) 245-3395
Karly 11076 Bell Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-3922
Karmere Vineyards and Winery 11970 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-5000
Kelson Creek Winery 11919 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-4700
Monteviña Winery 20680 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-6942
Nine Gables Vineyard and Winery 10778 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-3949
Nua Dair Vineyards
12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth, CA 95669 (209) 245-6307
Rabbit Hill Winery 21220 Ostrom Road, Fiddletown CA 95626 (209) 245-5568
Renwood and Santino Wineries 12225 Steiner Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-6979
Serenidad Winery
21339 Dickson Way
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-5304
Shenanandoah Vineyards 123000 Steiner Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-4455
Sobon Estate 14430 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-6554
Stonehouse Vineyards & Winery
10861 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-6888
Story Winery 10525 Bell Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-6208
Sutter Ridge Vineyards 14110 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek CA 95685 (209) 245-6660
TKC Vineyards 11011 Valley Drive, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-6428
Villa Toscano 10600 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-3800
Vino Noceto 11011 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-6556
Young's Vineyard 10120 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (209) 245-3005
Wilderotter Vineyard
19890 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-6016
Calaveras County Wineries
Black Sheep Winery P. O.box 1851, Murphys CA 95247-1851 (209) 728-2157
Boitano Family Wines #7 Hwy. 4, (Jones Street & Hwy 4 in center of Murphys), Murphys, CA 95247 (209) 728-8236  (weekday office: (209) 286-1595
Brice Station
3353 E. Hwy. 4 (4 miles east of Murphys)
Murphys, CA 95247
(209) 728-9893
Broll Mountain Vineyards 106 Main Street
Murphys, CA 95247
(209) 728-9750
Chatom Vineyards 1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat CA (209) 736-6500
Domaine Becquet Winery 2173 Highway 12 East, Valley Springs CA (209) 772-1303
French Hill Winery 8032 So.Main Street, Mokelumne Hill CA (209) 286-1800
Hatcher Winery
419 Main Street (located in the basement of the historic Segale Building)
Murphys, CA  95247
(209) 605-7111
Indian Rock Vineyards 1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Road
Murphys, CA  95247
(209 728-8514
Irish Vineyards 2849 Highway 4
Vallecito, CA  95251
(209) 736-1558
Ironstone Vineyards 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys (209) 728-1251
Laraine Wines / Gerber Vineyards
3675 Six Mile Road, Vallecito (209) 736-4766
Lavender Ridge Vineyard
431 B Main Street
Murphys, CA 95247
(209) 728-2441
Malvadino Vineyards 457 Algiers Street, Murphys CA (209) 728-9030
Milliaire Winery 276 Main Street, Murphys CA (209) 728-1658
Newsome Harlow 403 Main Street
Murphys, CA
(209) 728-9817
Rios Vineyard & Winery 1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Road, Murphys (209) 728-1020
Rocco's Com’e Bella 457C Algiers Street, Murphys, CA 95247 (209) 728-9030
Stevenot Winery 2690 San Domingo Road, Murphys CA (209) 728-3436
Twisted Oak Winery 4280 Red Hill Rd. (At Hwy 4), Vallecito
(209) 728-3942
Zucca Mountain Vineyards 431 East Main, Murphys CA (209) 581-1518
El Dorado County Wineries
Boeger Winery 1709 Carson Road, Placerville CA 95667 (530) 622-8094
Chateau Rodin Winery 4771 Green Hills Road, Placerville CA 95667 (530) 622-6839
Colibri Ridge Winery 6100 Gray Rock Road, Fair Play, CA 95684 ( 530) 620-7255
Coulson Winery 3550 Carson Road, Camino CA 95709 (530) 644-2854
El Dorado Vineyard 3551 Carson Road, Camino CA 95709 (530) 644-2854
Firefall Vineyards Fairplay (530) 626-5432
Fitzpatrick Winery & Lodge 7740 Fairplay Road, Fair Play CA 95684 (530) 245-3248
Fleur de Lys Winery 7696 Perry Creek Road, Fair Play CA 95684 (530) 620-2246
Gerwer Winery 82221 Stoney Creek Road, Somerset CA 95684 (530) 245-3467
David Girard Vineyards 741 Cold Springs Road, Placerville CA 95667 (530) 295-1833
Gold Hill Vineyard 5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville CA 95667 (530) 626-6522
Granite SpringsWinery 6060 Granite Springs Road, Somerset CA 95684 (530) 620-6395
Holly's Hill Winery 3680 Leisure Lane, Placerville Ca 95667 (530) 344-0227
Jodar Vineyards (530) 644-3474
Latcham Vineyards 2860 Omo Ranch Road, Mt. Aukum CA (530) 245-3913
Lava Cap Winery 2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville CA 95667 (530) 621-0175
Latrobe Vineyards 4861 Memory Lane, Shingle Springs CA 95682 (530 676-0108
Madroña Vineyards High Hill Road, Placerville CA 95667 (530) 644-5948
Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards 8221 Stoney Creek Road, Fair Play CA 95684 (530) 620-3467
Mount Aukum Winery 6781 Tower Road, P. O. Box 830, Mount Aukum CA 95656 (530) 620-1675
Narow Gate Vineyards 4282 Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville Ca 95667 (530) 644-6201
Oakstone Winery 7440 Slug Gulch Road, Fairplay CA (530) 620-5303
Perry Creek Vineyards 7400 Perry Creek Road, Somerset CA 95684 (530) 620-5175
Sauber Vineyard & Orchards Butte Creek Road, Somerset CA 95684 (530) 626-4329
Sierra Oaks Estates 6713 Mt. Aukum Road, Fair Play CA 95656 (530) 620-7079
Sierra Vista Winery far end of Leisure Lane, Pleasant Valley CA (530) 622-7221
Single Leaf Vineyards 7480 Fairplay Road, Somerset CA 95684 (530) 245-3545
Sogno Winery & Vineyard 3046 Ponderosa Road, Shingle Springs CA 95682 (530) 672-6968
Venezio Vineyards and Winery 5821 Highway 49, Coloma CA 95613 (530) 885-WINE
Windwalker Vineyard 7360 Perry Creek Road, Somerset CA 95684 (530) 620-4054
Mariposa County Wineries
Butterfly Creek Winery 4063 Triangle Road, Mariposa CA 95338 (209) 966-2097
Glen Gryphon Winery 3397 Ben Hur Rd., Mariposa, CA 95338 (209) 742-7839
Great Oak Vineyard 2855 State Highway 49 South, Mariposa, CA 95338 
(209) 742-4719
Mount Bullion Vineyard 6947 No. Hwy. 49,  PO Box 338, Mariposa , CA 95338 (209) 377-8450
Silver Fox Vineyards 4683 Morningstar Ln., Mariposa, CA  95338 (209) 966-4800
Nevada County Wineries
Burch Hall Winery & Coyoteville Winery 108 Mill Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 477-5500
Double Oak Vineyards & Winery 14510 Blind Shady Road, Nevada City CA 95959 (530) 292-3235
Indian Springs Vineyards (530) 478-1068
Iron Mountain Winery (530) 478-9450
Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery 19698 View Forever Ln, Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-1596
Nevada City Winery 321 Spring Street,Nevada City (530) 265-9463
Naggiar Vineyards 18125 Rosemary Ln.
Grass Valley CA 95949
(530) 268-9059
Pilot Peak 12888 Spenceville Rd
Penn Valley, CA 95946
(530) 432-3321
Sierra Knolls Vineyard & Winery 19635 Kingswood Ct
Grass Valley, CA 95602
(530) 268-9225
Sierra Starr Vineyard and Winery 209 West Main St, (Across from the Holbrooke)
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 477-8282
Solune Winegrowers 16303 Jewett Lane (Colfax Hwy)
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 271-1274
Smith Vineyards & Winery 13577 Dog Bar Rd.
Grass Valley CA 95945
(530) 265-7032
Truckee River Winery (530) 587-4626
Tuolumne County Wineries
Gold Mine Winery 22265 Parrotts Ferry Rd., Columbia, CA 95310 (209) 532-3089
III Cool Cats Winery 19402 Village Drive, Sonora, CA 95370 (209) 533-3639
Sonora Port Works (209) 532-7678
Yankee Hill Winery 11755 Coarse Gold Ln., Columbia, CA  95310 (209) 533-2417
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