Top Sierra Foothills Wineries to Enjoy

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.

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

sierra foothills wineriesAmador 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

wineries-amadorAmador 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 wine country. Read More

El-Dorado-wineEl 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 great Zinfandel country. Read More

calaveras-murphyMurphys 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

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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