El Dorado County’s top varieties by acres planted: Zinfandel – 415 Cabernet Sauvignon – 341 Syrah – 199 Merlot – 165 Petite Sirah – 131 Barbera – 104 Chardonnay – 103 Scroll down to find El Dorado’s best wineries. The “Highest Visitor Ratings” section lists El Dorado wineries that have received visitors’ highest ratings for service, views, and wine quality. The “Highest Wine Critic Ratings” section lists the producers of El Dorado’s best wines based on awards won at international wine competitions and ratings from publications such as Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. The “All El Dorado County Wineries” section contains a comprehensive, and continuously updated, list of El Dorado wineries. Click “map view” to access the advanced winery search to find wineries that provide vineyard lodging, have food available to complement their wines, host vineyard weddings, or produce wines from organic grapes. We make it easy to find the best wine tour and tasting destinations in El Dorado wine country.