2011 Wine Tour

If you didn’t get to join us Saturday & Sunday, September 16th & 17th for the Sierra Foothills Wine Tour you can still share our experience…

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Itinerary

Saturday Itinerary with approximate departure/arrival times
Arrive
Leave
Meet at Sierra Summit Parking lot behind Tilly’s (South end of parking lot in front of Century Theater) 8:00 am 8:15 am
Mormon Station Park in Genoa on Jack’s Valley Road for a rest stop and regrouping – 10 Min stop 9:00 am 9:10 am
Alpine Lake Chickeree Picnic Area (on Left) rest stop – about 1.5 hrs. via Jack’s Valley Road, to Highway 88 to Woodfords; left turn on Highway 89, continue on Highway 4 over Ebbett’s Pass – 15 min. stop 10:30 am 10:45 am
Ironstone Winery lunch stop -1 hr 15 min drive from Alpine lake- Lunch available at Ironstone Deli. No off premises food. Lunch stop 1.15 hrs 11:45 am 1:00 pm
Murphys, Calif. –Wine tasting at tasting rooms of your choice. Parking in the Black Bart Playhouse lot – 1.5 hour 1:10 pm 2:40 pm
Convergence Winery (longest drive between wineries about 1 hr) (30-minute stop) 3:40 pm 4:10 pm
Jeff Runquist winery ( on Shenandoah Valley Road) all about 10 Minutes from Convergence (Last stop of day. Stay as long as you want; closes at 5PM) 4:20 pm 5:00 pm
Shenandoah Inn – Leave last tasting room retrace route to the Shenanadoah Inn on left. Look for Shell Station and turn left. 5:10  
Pre-dinner happy hour at poolside-Dinner at Colina De Oro Restaurant (walk) 6:00 7:30pm
Sunday Itinerary
Arrive
Leave
Shenandoah Inn   8:30 am
Dead Fly Dinner 8:33 am 9:45 am
Helwig Winery for Cave tour and tasting (Turn right onto Shenandoah Valley Rd.) Follow to Helwig on the left. 10:00 am Noon
Amador Flower Farm or return to Reno or both Open  
Winery Opens at 11 am    
If you plan to return via Highway 50 or I80 check out Sobon(on Shenandoah Valley Road) or Narrow Gate Winery. Other options are Jodar Winery and/or Boeger Winery (good lunch stop buy deli food and picnic on Boeger grounds) both in Placerville 
If you want to return via 88 you can check out Iverson, Windwalker, Perry Creek or Robert Mitchell. Return to Highway 88 via Olma Ranch road or take Calif E16 (Mt. Aukum Rd) turn Rt on Sly Park Rd (at the t intersection) and follow it to Highway 50 at Pollock Pines. (See Map of ElDorado Wine Country for directions)