El Dorado is a sub-AVA of the Sierra Foothills and is located between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe at elevations of 1200 to 3500 feet. The region is warm and sunny, and El Dorado red wines are typically ripe and full-bodied. Similar to Placer County located to the north, El Dorado is one the country’s best Viognier-producing regions. The El Dorado AVA is home to more than seventy wineries with the vast majority open for tasting without appointment. Scroll down for a comprehensive list of El Dorado AVA wineries and click “map view” to access the advanced winery search. Whether you would like to visit a winery that provides beautiful vineyard lodging, has food available to complement its wines, hosts vineyard weddings, produces wines from organic grapes, we make it easy to find the best El Dorado AVA wine tasting and touring destinations.