Map: Gold Country


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Named “Gold Country” more than 150 years ago, this region is home to vineyards with altitude—in the range of 1,500 to 3,000 feet in elevation. The wines are diverse and flavorful. Pure gold!


Featured Wineries

Andis Wines

The stunning, fresh architecture of Andis Wines, located in the heart of Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley, was designed as homage to the beauty of modern winemaking and the joys of gracious hospitality.

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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. 

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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.

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Mount Aukum Winery

Elevation, soil, and climate inspire the spirit and produce exceptional wines at Mount Aukum Winery.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Featured Accommodations

The Victoria Inn

The Victoria Inn is an intimate, 19-room luxury bed and breakfast in the heart of California’s gold country.

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More Sierra Foothills Accommodations

Other inns and hotels we recommend visiting in the region.

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The Historic Cary House Hotel

Opened in 1857, such legendary guests as Mark Twain, Buffalo Bill, and Elvis Presley have stayed in this charming hotel in the heart of downtown Placerville.

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National Hotel

Perfectly positioned in Jackson, with easy proximity to the wineries and attractions of Amador and Calaveras Counties, the National Hotel provides splendid accommodations for wine tourists as they discover all the fun Gold Country has to offer.

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Featured Businesses

We Olive Folsom

Dedicated to informing and delighting guests with the benefits and deliciousness of California olive oil, We Olive offers an unforgettable olive oil experience.

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