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Sierra Foothills

Beautiful scenery pairs well with a glass of wine. Famous attractions like Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe offer breathtaking examples of our state’s natural abundance, while just a short drive away, local vineyards in the Sierra Foothills serve up wines of abundant flavor and variety. The epicenter of the California Gold Rush, this area attracted thousands of immigrants who sought fortune in the mines—and left their vines in the soil. Ghost towns still dot the area, serving as reminders of the Wild West.
Sierra Foothills wineries

40 wineries

Events in Sierra Foothills

El Dorado Passport Wine Adventure

April 6—7, 2019

20+ Wineries in the El Dorado Region, Placerville

Access to 20+ participating wineries, many committed to sustainable growing and winemaking practices.

Cost: $45+

Address & Location:
20+ Wineries in the El Dorado Region, 2221 Fruitridge Rd, Placerville, CA

Phone: (530) 409-8688



Details: In El Dorado County, you’re free to blaze your own trail and explore the region that is home to more than 2,000 acres of vines, 70-plus grape varieties and hundreds of microclimates With your Passport, enjoy perfectly paired bites, music and a bounty of other experiences at more than 20 participating wineries throughout the picturesque foothills of El Dorado County.

Spring into Zin

Saturday, April 13

Iron Hub Winery, Plymouth

Explore the wineries of Steiner Road and discover the finesse, elegance and diversity of this unique terroir.

Cost: $20

Address & Location:
Iron Hub Winery, 12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth, CA

Phone: (530) 919-6722


Details: Amador County is home to some of the oldest Zinfandel vines in the country, many of us here on Steiner Road use old vines to produce the most decadent wines. We invite you to explore the wineries of Steiner Road and discover the finesse, elegance and diversity of this unique terroir. Join us for this true celebration of Zin! Most wineries will feature a minimum of two different Zinfandel selections ranging from old vines to blends to library releases that will be exquisitely paired with unique small bites. Tickets are $20, which includes an exclusive Start on Steiner logo glass, pairings at most of the eight wineries, and exclusive ticket holder wine specials. Designated Driver ticket is available at each starting winery for $5.