Sacramento Limousine Fairplay Wine Tour
Deep in the heart of El Dorado County in the Sierra foothills you will discover the Fairplay Wine Region. Within an hours’ drive from Sacramento, you will find over 20 family-owned, boutique wineries who take pride in their land, their wines, and their customers. Since becoming its own appellation in 2001, Fairplay has developed a reputation for high quality wine grapes that yield deeply flavorful, intense wines from an amazingly diverse range of grape varieties. Most of the vineyards are situated on ridge tops or hillsides, and produce favorite grape varieties such as Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Sacramento Limousine has a long running history of guiding clients on the scenic backroads through El Dorado County to the Fairpaly Wine Region.
Favorite Fairplay Wineries
Some of our favorite wineries in the Fairplay region include Windwalker Vineyards, Too Good Estate, Skinner Vineyards and Charles B. Mitchell. All of these wineries are centrally located which allows you to navigate the Fairplay area easily. The drive out to the Fairplay area is combined with rolling hills and picturesque views of the famous El Dorado County landscape. Windwalker Vineyards frequently will host wine dinner events complimented with live music on their expansive deck under the trees and overlooking their beautiful views of the sierras. Too Good Estate Winery often will host private tastings in their beautiful, wine cave event room which features a waterfall patio entrance. Skinner Vineyards boasts a 12,000 square foot winery with gold-rush era stonework, a 3,000 square foot terrace featuring 3 fireplaces, a spring wagon from the 1860s, as well as a wine press from that era.
Fairplay’s Gold Mountain Winery & Lodge
Overlooking Fairplay’s wine country, Gold Mountain Winery & Lodge commands a Sierra Foothill hilltop at 2500′ elevation with spectacular 360-degree views. The handcrafted massive log lodge sits on top of an underground wine cellar and houses the wine tasting room and five guest rooms all with private baths. Guests can enjoy many common areas at the Lodge as well as a large deck, complete with umbrellas and tables providing guests with soaring views of the Sierra Foothills and snow-covered peaks.
The Fairplay area is known for their year round festivals which the wineries participate in. The wineries are free to create a unique and exciting experience for you to enjoy! The four annual festivals are: The Chocolate and Wine Festival in February, The Wine and Cheese Festival in June, The Wine and Art Festival in August and the Fair Play Holiday Festival in December. Gold Vine Grill and Restaurant is located in Somerset, the “Gateway to Fair Play”, at the intersection of Buck’s Bar Rd. and Mount Aukum Rd., featuring a French country cottage-style setting. Enjoy an expansive gourmet lunch and dinner menu complimented with many mouthwatering desert options. Gold Vine Grill offers and beer and wine bar featuring wines from El Dorado, Amador and Placer Counties and provides catering and picnic-box lunches for purchase to enjoy while wine tasting at winery locations.
Sit back and relax as you traverse through endless romantic vines and breathtaking rolling hills to discover the hidden gems of California’s wine country. Sacramento Limousine will guide you through the Fairplay wine region and give you the experience of a lifetime. Since 1985, Sacramento Limousine has catered wine tours that are unique to each client’s taste and excite the interest of both the wine connoisseur and the first-time toasters. Choose your preferred destinations or have our Wine Tour Specialists coordinate all your tasting appointments and dining options. You can be confident that your special instructions are our priority, such as time of arrival, quality and care of both client and equipment. We are proud to offer the newest and most diverse fleet of meticulously maintained vehicles. We provide complimentary amenities to make your event one to remember, while enjoying the journey in your stylish and well-appointed vehicle. From your initial reservation to your final destination, our entire staff is determined to make sure that every detail of your event transportation is handled flawlessly.