If you are wondering around El Dorado County and looking for a nice place for a picnic, Iverson is one of the places you should try. They have plenty of tables on their patio. The wine is pretty good too! The people behind the bar are friendly, so don't be afraid to ask questions or make conversation.
The wines produced from the vineyards in the Shenandoah Valley, home to some of the oldest vines in California and are renowned for their intense fruit and deep color. Winemakers, George Bursick and Susan Farrington have added their extensive experience and discerning palates to create wines of intensity with elegance. Starting with rich, mature fruit, he creates Bella Piazza Winery wines in a style that displays both richness and balance.
Black Sheep Winery opened in 1984, featuring small releases of wine handcrafted from high quality grapes grown in Calaveras, and Amador Counties. Black Sheep Winery produces about 2,500 cases of wine per year, specializing in Zinfandels, but also producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and a second label called True Frogs Lily Pad Wines. This wine pays homage to jumping frog heritage here in Calaveras County!
Renwood is Destination Zin! Our wines start with separately fermented small lots of fruit, hand-picked from gnarled old head-trained vines dating back to the 19th century. These elderly vines produce a scant crop but the quality is excellent and exhibits the classic markers of Amador Zinfandel, dusty berry and spice. Renwood Winery produces limited production Zinfandel, Rhone and Italian varietal wines exclusively for our tasting room.
OPHIR WINES is a small winery (located in Newcastle, California) producing about 1000 cases per year of fine wines from grapes OPHIR grows themselves in California's historic gold rush country. Paul and his wife, Lois have concentrated on varietals well-suited to the sun and soil of our Sierra Foothills location, predominately Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Petite Sirah.
From these and other varietals grown in smaller quantities, we produce a supple Syrah that shows layers of aroma and flavor, a brisk and spicy Sauvignon Blanc, a dry Rosé made from Rhône grape varieties, and a deep, dark, intense Petite Sirah. They planted five acres of Rhône varietals, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsaut and a small amount of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah.
In terms of the setting and the value, it would be hard to beat Indian Rock. Indian Rock is a little ways of the beaten path but definitely worth the drive and time. If you are a port fan then you will really like taking the time to go there.
Single Leaf excels in the making of malbecs and the business of barberas. Scott Miller, winemaker/owner explains the complexities of the wine making process at winery events throughout the year. Pam Miller, owner, winemaker of Pammie's Cuvee, provides great food and recipes. The wines are priced to fit every budget.
The people were friendly and even though they didn't have a lot of white wine to taste their red wines were plentiful. The tasting room in Murphys is nice but you have to experience the winery and the trip to the winery to fully appreciate this twisted place. Of course, not everyone is into rubber chickens...
Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards is located in Fair Play, California. After three years of traveling to various wine regions of the world, Charles B. Mitchell has returned the vineyards to operate with the highest standards possible.
With estate grown fruit grown in the esteemed Fair Play American Viticultural Area we strive for the highest quality from vineyard to bottle.
Avanguardia Wines is a small, ultra-boutique winery located in Nevada City. Avanguardia Wines is the the home of non-traditional blended wines, with 100% of their wines being proprietary blends crafted from 2-6 different grape varieties, many of which are Italian, and all of which are pretty much out of the mainstream here in California. The address provided is to their Grass Valley tasting room.