About the Winery
El Dorado grapes were originally planted by the gold miners in the 1850s and 1860s. These hearty souls created a legacy that we follow today by crafting the best wines in our own favorite style, and by showcasing the amazing flavors created by our soil, climate and precipitation in the Apple Hill region of our beautiful and historic county. Our 100-year-old building has been a pear barn, a box manufacturing facility, an apple barn — and now it’s a grape barn! The building was the second winery to be licensed in El Dorado County after the end of Prohibition.
The red wines, crafted by expert winemakers, all come from dozens of growers within 30 miles of our wine barn. Because we are so diverse, each grower represents different and unique flavors in their grapes, which allows us to focus on superior wine making skills from our winery team. And we are proud to be able to refer customers to our neighboring wineries — especially those on Carson Road — based on their wine flavor preferences. The Apple Hill/Camino region of the county is the place where gold and wine all began for us!