Sample the bounty of the harvest in the stunning Apple Hill region of the Sierra Nevada foothills on Wednesdays, on the El Dorado County Wine and Harvest Tour in Apple Hill.
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Travel through the astounding beauty of the Sierra Foothills' Apple Hill area and visit some of the most picturesque and productive California regions. Total tour time is seven hours.
Tour stops include the Historic Boeger Winery where you will feel like you stepped back in time to the Gold Rush days. This award-winning winery, built on the site of an 1850's homestead, is still using the original home and distillery today. Sample some of their spectacular estate bottled wines.
You also stop at Jodar Vineyards and Winery, a bit less historic but a treasure in its own right. Sample their fine vintages amongst the pines and oaks in the foothills.
Plus visit the Boa Vista Orchards. They offer a bakery and farmer's market open year round. You'll find fresh produce, delicate baked goods, jams, jellies, gourmet olives, apple cider and a variety of wines.
Catered lunch is a part of this great tour and the menu includes a wide range of options that easily accommodate gluten-free and vegetarian diets. A selection of meats, cheeses, breads, fresh greens and vegetables, chips, hummus, fresh fruit and more. Create salads and sandwiches with the condiments and dressings provided.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Tour Stop at Boa Vista Orchards in Placerville, CA
Stop in at the Boa Vista Orchards to enjoy the harvest of seasonal fresh fruits including peaches, pears, apples, plums and berries. Visit the on-site cider press and bottling operation, and the bakery where they create fresh fruit pies and pastries, and caramel apples. The farmers market is open year-round and in addition to the in season fruits and vegetables, you can find a wide array of jams, jellies, honeys, gourmet olives and specialty salad dressings.
Tour Stop at Historic Boeger Winery in Placerville, CA
The Historic Boeger Winery dates back to the gold rush of the 1850s. Step back in time as you visit the cellar and homestead still in use today. Enjoy samples of wine representative of their strict standard of quality.
Tour Stop at Jodar Vineyards and Winery in Placerville, CA
The Jodar Vineyards and Winery produces award-winning wines in a beautiful setting in the Sierra foothills. Enjoy a tasting of their releases and premium estate bottled vintages.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
This tour runs every Wednesday for a pleasant sight-seeing journey through the foothills and the chance to sample premium wines, farm fresh fruits and shop the market at Boa Vista Orchards.