Top Sierra Foothills Wine Trails

Four wine trails to highlight the Sierra Foothills wineries: Choose one or more of these wine trails depending on your stay in the Sierra Foothills. Find out where to dine, stay, and picnic. Visit the top wineries in the Amador and El Dorado wine country using our guide. Check out the wineries of the Fair Play AVA.

Amador County Wineries  and Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail

This wine trail travels through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Amador County. You will find Zinfandels galore, Syrahs, and other great wines. Read More

Amador County and Shenandoah School Road Wine Trail

This wine trail leads to four new wineries. This one of the most picturesque roads in all of the wine country. Read More

El Dorado County and the Fair Play Wine Trail

This wine trail leads to the Fairplay wine appellation. Small and unusual wineries are found here. This is excellent Rhone-Style wine country. Read More

Murphys Wine Trail in Calaveras County

The quaint and historic gold mining town of Murphys is the center of this wine trail. Visit boutique wineries and take in the wonder of this small town with many attractions. Read More


Planning your trip to Sierra Foothills

Perhaps the best guide book to the Sierra Foothills WineriesWine-Oh! Guide to California’s Sierra Foothills: From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary


Advice for your Sierra Foothills Wine Tour:

Sierra Wine Book Pour Me Another: An Opinionated Guide to Gold Country Wines 2011

You are encouraged to have a designated driver | Consider a limousine or van service

First time to a winery? Find out what happens in a typical tasting room.

Are you wondering about how to taste wine? Wine Tasting Techniques

Pace yourself and make a day of wine tasting.

There are many other Amador and El Dorado wineries on our wine tour; if you see one that strikes your fancy, drop in and tell us what you think.

Plan for a picnic lunch at one of the wineries.

Use our Trip Planner to map your wine trail

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