Wines of El Dorado County are on the rise!
Wine grapes have been growing in the Coloma Valley since folks came in search of gold and brought their grape vines with them. The diverse landscapes, elevations, and microclimates in this region make for exciting winemaking in various styles.
If you enjoy wine tasting outings, stay an extra day at American River Resort and visit the wineries in the El Dorado wine region.
El Dorado Wine Region: history, varieties, climate & geography
Complete list of El Dorado region wineries
Map of wineries
3 wineries within a 10-minute drive from American River Resort:
David Girard Vineyards
Spectacular setting and award winning wines. 530-295-1833
Jan - April: Thurs - Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm
May - Dec: Mon - Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm
From American River Resort, at Hwy 49 turn left, proceed straight onto Cold Springs Road, follow Cold Springs Road to David Girard Vineyards.
Gold Hill Vineyard and Brewery
Estate grown, with a focus on Bordeaux style reds. Also home of Gold Hill Brewery. Wine Down Fridays, 2nd and 4th Fridays until 9pm, live music, beer and wine by the glass. 530-626-6522
Year round: Thurs. - Sun., 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
From American River Resort, at Hwy 49 turn left, proceed straight onto Cold Springs Road, left on Vineyard Lane.
Hart 2 Hart Vineyards
Newly renovated boutique winery featuring estate grown premium wines. Stunning views. 530-885-9463
From American River Resort turn right at Hwy 49. Follow Hwy 49 to address 5821 Hwy 49 in Pilot Hill.