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Dobra Zemla

Dobra Zemlja means "Good Earth" in Croatian. The winery was founded in 1997 and is situated in Amador County's historic Shenandoah Valley just off Hwy 49 and Hwy 16.
The winery and tasting room are housed in a restored late-19th century facility with wine cave. The cave provides a perfect environment for storing wine barrels and tasting our wines. Visitors are always welcome to enjoy a picnic lunch, sip a bit of wine, or just sit and listen to the birds in our lovely, shaded picnic area.
Dobra Zemlja specializes in Zinfandel, Syrah, Sangiovese, Barbera and Viognier.

Madrona Vineyards

Out back winery in the Apple Hill Area has a large following. The wines are unpretentious and you will likely enjoy their Zinfandels and Syrahs.You will find that the taste of the wine does very considerably year to year, however, they have all been good and at the price point.

Amador Foothill Winery

Located in the picturesque foothills east of Sacramento with a spectacular view of the Sierras, Amador Foothill Winery produces three classic vineyard-designated Zinfandels and is among the pioneers of Sangiovese and Aglianico in California. Owner-winemakers Katie Quinn and Ben Zeitman also produce Sauvignon Blanc, Late Harvest Semillon, and an exciting Rhone-style blend called Katie’s Cote at this 5,000 case facility.

Indian Springs Vineyards

Most of their wines aren't really what my palette likes but that doesn't mean they aren't good wines Plenty of people in our group loved it. The wine I did really like was the Meritage. A lot of people seemed to enjoy the Barbera and Chardonnay too. Tastings are complimentary.

Karmere Vineyards & Winery

Karmere is a good gateway winery. It has the light, fruity champagnes almond, raspberry and regular. They offer a wide range of Zinfandels and other reds here too. The wines are named after the females members of the family. Could the the place for a wedding or special occasion, beautifully designed for events. Spent quite awhile there, tasting at the counter and barrel-tasting as well.

Terre Rouge & Easton Wines

Nice tasting room with a wide selection of wines is what you will find at Terre Rouge & Easton Wines. There was a wine festival that weekend and all the tasting rooms were bustling. Whats nice about Terre Rouge is that they actually had the space to accommodate everyone. So many wines, so little time. 

Hours:

Tues-Weds   Closed
Thur     11:00am to 4:00pm
Fri       11:00am to 4:00pm
Sat      11:00am to 4:00pm
Sun     11:00am to 4:00pm
Mon    11:00am to 4:00pm

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

During the Gold Rush, the wine region of Yuba became famous throughout the United States. Fortune Magazine recognized this fact in its 1933 issue describing the wine regions of the U.S. A group of French settlers, who founded nearby Frenchtown, were making Cognac-style brandy during this period. Marysville, thirty miles from Renaissance, boasted the largest winery in the state. A man named L.B. Clark had planted 50,000 vines on his 600-acre Rancho Virginia at Collins Lake, only 5 miles from Renaissance.

Colibri Ridge Vineyards & Winery

Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard is a small family owned winery located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Foothills in the southern part of El Dorado County . The winery & vineyard are located high on a ridge top within the "Fair Play" American Viticultural Area (AVA). The free-draining decomposed granite soils and the gentle afternoon breezes, combined with the abundance of warmth from the summer sun during the day and cool nights, produce the quality fruit that makes our delicately-balanced and full-bodied wines.

The winery & vineyard overlook the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range with spectacular views of the immediate area, and the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys. Tasting is conducted within the working winery and is nestled amongst the fine French and American oak wine barrels used to store and age Colibri Ridge Vineyards & Winery's wines.

Stonehouse Vineyards & Winery

Quaint wine tasting room included cheese, croutons and chocolates to taste with their port. Seems to be the only tasting room serving mature wines from 2003 and 2004. The 2004 Legacy Cab was awesome. If they were charging, I didn't notice since we purchased several bottles.

Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Irish Vineyard

In 1998, the Irish family left the Valley in pursuit of their dreams, hoping to find a quaint location where they could raise their children and build a winery. The small town of Vallecito had both, and the historic Batten house became the foundation on which this dream would grow. The Batten farmhouse, built in 1867, offered the family a perfect place to plant their winery. A very pleasurable and fun experience! The Irish family is very hospitable and the wine is among the best in the Murphy’s area.

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