Sierra Foothills Wine Tourism

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Andis Wines

Founded in 2009 by Andy Friedlander and Janis Akuna, Andis Wines is already a favorite among wine critics.

David Girard Vineyards

Dedicated to creating classic Rhône-style wines that capture the true character of El Dorado County, David Girard Vineyards was founded by David Girard, who believed in the great potential of El Dorado County for growing winegrapes. 


In the heart of the Sierra Foothills, acclaimed for interesting and historical places to visit, Miraflores is dedicated to helping write a new chapter in its history as a world-renowned viticulture area.

Mount Aukum Winery

Mount Aukum Winery is perched on a steep sloping mountain at an altitude of 2,615 feet. Here, the air is clear and tasting room guests can see all of El Dorado County and beyond.

Nello Olivo Wines

Founded in 2007 by Nello Olivo, a second-generation Italian-American with a passion for excellent wine, the reputation of Nello Olivo Wines grows each year as a producer of superior Italian varietals.

Perry Creek Winery

Established 36 years ago in the heart of the Sierra Foothills’ Fair Play appellation, Perry Creek Winery has earned an excellent reputation as a leading producer of wines crafted from high altitude fruit.

Vino Noceto

Vino Noceto is a renowned Sangiovese specialist, producing eight different premium Sangiovese wines as well as an array of Italian and foothill varietals, including Pinot Grigio, Barbera, Zinfandel, and Moscato.

Windwalker Vineyard and Winery

When Jim and Alanna Taff became the owners of Windwalker Vineyard and Winery in 2007, it was the culmination of a longtime love affair.

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Along with picks and shovels, people brought grapevines to the Sierra Foothills in the mid-1800s. And it’s good thing they did! Once planted, many of the vineyards in this region operated non-stop, even during the Prohibition years. In fact, Amador County is reported to be the only county in the United States to expand vineyard acreage during Prohibition, with the grapes sold to home winemakers. Today, this region is blessed with small, distinctive vineyards and wineries, beautiful scenery, quiet gold rush towns, and fresh mountain air.

The vineyards, located between 1,500 and 3,000 feet, are planted in well-drained, rich soils. Warm, sun-drenched days followed by cool, crisp nights yield grapes of remarkable intensity. And intense grapes produce wines with magnificent flavor profiles: pure gold.