With terrific views of the rolling Gold Country hills, vineyards, and California foliage, Gold Hill Vineyard is a rustic addition to the El Dorado area’s wine country. Gurgling streams run through the grounds, and the wood-paneled tasting room recreates the mood of a 19th-century lodge. If you or any members of your party is less wine-inclined, Gold Hill Vineyard also has a craft brewery.
If you brought a dog along, it is very welcome at Gold Hill Vineyard.
From El Dorado, merge onto US-50 E toward Placerville, take exit 37 toward South Shingle Road and turn left. Turn right onto Thompson Hill Road, turn left onto Cold Springs Road, and then right onto Vineyard Lane. The winery will be on the left.