California’s El Dorado County is a magical place year-round, but particularly in the fall when the area’s warm tasting rooms are nestled alongside the popular Apple Hill destination. Imagine meandering country roads dotted with farm stands, fresh apple pies baking, and sipping some of the state’s best red wines.
On the way to placid Lake Tahoe, you’ll find the quaint country town of Placerville where the El Dorado wine region begins. In the towns of Placerville and Camino, a dozen wineries dot the countryside, beckoning you inside. Taste the lush Syrahs and Barberas, enjoy a picnic among the fragrant pines, and savor a true wine country experience in El Dorado.
Tucked in the woods just south of El Dorado, you’ll find the surprising wine country gem that is Fair Play. Rural, mountainous, and filled with charming tasting rooms, Fair Play boasts “wines with altitude.” You’ll be delighted at the depth and character of the wines that grow in this region, and the owner-vintners of the boutique wineries here will take good care of you during your visit.
In addition to delicious wines, this is the place where you’ll want to savor the views at a charming bed and breakfast, and take in a wonderful meal or concert at one of the twenty wineries including Perry Creek, Fitzpatrick, Fleur de Lys, and Saluti. Mountain grown wines. Be sure to make time to visit Pub at Fair Play, and the annual Fair Play Wine Festival is not to be missed!