There’s nothing like a wine tasting to usher in any season, and November is no exception. Transition from Fall 2015 to the winter holidays with a visit to one of several wineries in the Placerville area.
- Boeger Winery
- Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards
Boeger Winery boasts a colorful backstory that’s almost as juicy as its grapes. Begun as a family vineyard during the California Gold Rush, the Placerville winery soon hosted fruit and nut trees as well. The Boeger family business prospered as a supplier of goods to 19th-century gold miners but shuttered its doors along with other wineries during Prohibition.
You’ll be glad Greg and Sue Boeger revived the vineyard decades later when you try the sought-after Barbera or one of many other amazing varietals and blends. After enjoying a standard or premium wine tasting, pick up a bottle and enjoy it with cheese, crackers and salami at a picnic table. The beautiful vineyard offers incredible natural beauty, so bring a camera to capture the redwoods, pond, stream and on-site 19th-century wine cellar this November. Boeger Winery also offers tours and is available for all your 2015 holiday events.
1709 Carson Road
Placerville CA 95667
530.622.8094 or 800.655.2634
If you’re looking for a quick but lovely November getaway, make the short trek from Placerville to Fair Play for a day or weekend at Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards. Bocce ball, champagne tastings, Friday-night wood-fired pizzas and other fun-filled activities make this a popular destination for couples and groups. Charles B. Mitchell is known for its wide variety of zinfandels, but you can’t go wrong with any of your choices. Barrel tastings and tasting-room sessions are offered, and you can purchase their marvelous reserve wines and other bottles to take with you. Make it an official getaway by booking a stay at the Winemaker’s Guest House.
8221 Stoney Creek Road
Fair Play CA 95684
Whether you stay in Placerville or make the short trip to Fair Play, area wineries offer the perfect November day out. Treat visiting guests or that someone special to a fabulous time with some excellent local wines as 2015 comes to a close.