Mount Aukum Winery

Mount Aukum Winery
6781 Tower Rd
Somerset, CA  95684

Accommodation Icon View Map

Tasting Room Open Fri–Mon, 11:00 am–5 pm

Insider Tips

What to Buy

'15 Viognier
Apricot, orange blossom, tropical fruit, honey $24

’11 Zinfandel, Sierra Foothills
Bright fruit, spicy dark cherry pie $26

Special Notes

Many of the wines are small lot and available only to tasting room guests and wine club members.


Elevation, soil, and climate inspire the spirit and produce exceptional wines at Mount Aukum Winery. The friendly family winery sits at an altitude of 2,615 feet, with sweeping 100-mile views of Mount Diablo and the Sacramento skyline to the west, the rolling Sierra foothills and the Sutter Buttes to the north, and the mighty Sierra Mountains to the east. The estate vineyards are planted in well-drained mountain soils composed of red dirt and crumbling granite. Warm, sunny days and crisp, chilly nights yield wine grapes that are rich and complex in character.

Winemaker Tashia Rynearson continues the legacy of her father-in-law, Winemaker Michel Prod’hon, who developed the style for Mount Aukum’s El Dorado County Zinfandel and French influenced Bordeaux varietals and blends. She oversees all aspects of the winery and can also be found in the tasting room pouring the inspiring wines. Many of the wines are small lot and available only to tasting room guests and wine club members.


Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: Yes

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: Yes

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: Yes

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: Yes

Wedding Facilities: Yes

Event Facilities: Yes

Corp. Meetings: Yes

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

Family Owned and Operated: Yes

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: No



Mount Aukum Winery's Le Papin A L’echalote

Le Papin A L’echalote means bread and shallots soup.