Top 3 Beautiful Wineries in El Dorado County That Deserve a Visit

Posted by Miley Munroe on February 13th, 2020

A trip to El Dorado County is unlikely to be your only trip. Because there is so much to explore and do besides the famous tourist attractions and activities that a single visit never suffices plus you may feel an urge to return to this magical and historic county of California time and again. One of the reasons why you would probably visit El Dorado is its wineries.

Many people, especially wine lovers, flock to El Dorado every year just to taste its exceptional wine. And their visits seem never-ending since there are dozens of beautiful wineries in El Dorado County — specifically more than 70 — stretching from Somerset to Placerville to lush Italian varietals and the region’s heritage zinfandel. And each of the wineries promises a taste that is hard to find anywhere on the planet. If you are traveling to El Dorado and wondering where you should head for unforgettable wine tasting, here are the three spots for every wine lover:

Via Romano Vineyards

Situated inside a modernized 1960s tractor barn, Via Romano Vineyards is a family-owned winery specializing in Italian varietals. Upon entering, you will be awestruck with its casual indoor space that comprises a covered patio, reclaimed-wood tables, cozy leather chairs and cowhide rugs, exactly the type of space you would prefer for a perfect wine tasting experience. They locally produce their wines from Sierra Foothills and El Dorado County grapes, including pinot grigio, barbera, Vermentino, and a Super Tuscan blend called Papa Romano Red. A must-visit winery for every wine lover!

Element 79 Vineyards

Nestled at the altitude of 2,400 feet, Element 79 Vineyards is a modern winery that sits on 72 acres of lofty hills of Somerset in the Fair Play AVA. With a peaceful surrounding and the two estate vineyards that encompass it, you will have the chance to taste Scott Johnson’s award-winning syrah while chatting with the locals. What’s more, you can always hike around the area and explore the hidden beauty of Somerset hills.

Mediterranean Vineyard

Started recently by four Bay Area families, this winery, which is half a mile up Fairplay road, sits on an estate of 132 acres of land planted with dozens of varietals. Also considered a perfect picnic spot, Mediterranean Vineyards offers a small wine tasting room and a deck with umbrellas and chairs where you can sit and relax while enjoying the rolling hills. For more than a wine tasting experience, it's a place that should head your “Most Beautiful Wineries in El Dorado County” list.

Bottom Line

Wine is only one of the reasons to set your foot in El Dorado; however, if that is what you are looking for, don’t forget to visit wineries in Placerville after these three. 

Author’s bio: The author is a blogger and this article is about Top 3 Beautiful Wineries in El Dorado County That Deserve a Visit. 

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