2013 Wine Tour

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If you didn’t get to join us Saturday & Sunday, September 28th & 29th for the Sierra Foothills Wine Tour you can still share our experience…

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Saturday Itinerary 



Meet at Sierra Summit Parking lot behind Tilly’s (South end of parking lot in front of Century Theater) 8:00am 8:30am
Rt. 88 Rest Stop (the rest stop on the right just passed Carson Pass Summit – about 1.5 hours from Reno; 20 minute stop). From here will proceed on Rt. 88 to turn off at Mormon Emigrant Trail to our next stop at Kamère Vineyards 10:00 am 10:20 am
Kamere Vineyards – Wine tasting and lunch. 11:30 am 1:00 pm
Dillian Wines  1:15 pm 2:00 pm
Jeff Runquist Winery  2:15 pm 3:10 pm
Helwig Winery – Wine tasting at tasting room – (30 minute stop) 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Shenandoah Inn (follow E16 Mount Aukum to Shenandoah Valley Rd; turn right on Old Sacramento Rd.; left on Highway 49; Shenandoah Inn on left. Look for Shell Station and turn left) Appx 4:45 pm  
Pre-dinner happy hour at poolside – Dinner at Colina De Oro Restaurant (walk) 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Sunday Itinerary



Shenandoah Inn   8:30 am
Dead Fly Dinner – Breakfast Options after breakfast:

  1. Amador Flower Farm (opens at 10:am)
  2. Convergence Winery –opens at 10AM (approx. 20-25 minutes from Dead Fly Diner)
  3. Borjon Winery (opens at 11AM (approx. 20-25 minutes from Dead Fly Diner)
  4. Cooper Vineyards, 21365 Shenandoah School Road; Pokerville Market – carries wine from almost all wineries in the area, mix & match 10% case discount.
8:35 am  10:00 am
Wineries Open at 11:00 am    
If you plan to return via Highway 50, check out Sobon (on Shenandoah Valley Road). If you proceed towards Placerville to connect with Highway 50, you can check out Narrow Gate Winery, or in the Placerville area, Jodar and Boeger (good lunch stop — buy deli food and picnic on Boeger grounds)
If you want to return via 88 you can check out Iverson, Windwalker, Perry Creek or Robert Mitchell. Return to Highway 88 via Omo Ranch Rd. or take CA E16 (Mt. Aukum Rd,) turn right on Sly Park Rd. (at the T intersection) and follow it to Highway 50 at Pollock Pines. (See Map of El Dorado Wine Country for directions)