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Sierra Vista Winery and Vineyards

4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville, CA 95667
530-622-7221
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Ranked #11 of 23 Activities in Placerville
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting, Picnicking
Traveler Description: Sierra Vista Winery and Vineyards is tucked away in Central El Dorado County in the Pleasant Valley Appelation. It is one of the oldest wineries in... more »
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Sacramento, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This winery is pretty impressive. We couldn't say that every wine thrilled us, but enough of them did. And there were a lot of wines to taste. These guys have a huge repertoire! The staff were really friendly and knew the wines and the vineyards the grapes come from very well. They had a good handle on the wine making... More

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Linden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I have been members of the wine club here for a long time. John was one of the first winemakers to emphasize Rhone varietals in California. We love the Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Roussane and Viognier he also makes a flinty Sauvignon Blanc that is great with fish. The Fleur de Montagne is one of the best blends... More

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N. California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I live around here, so I'm partial to our Pleasant Valley wineries. Nevertheless, John and Barbara are not only among the original EDC wine pioneers, they are Rhone grape variety pioneers in the USA, having planted some of the first commercial blocks of Syrah in the 1970s. John's wine are the hallmark of high-level consistency. His Viognier (a Rhone white)... More

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San Jose
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We spent a Saturday tasting wines wine on Pleasant Valley Rd. This winery has a nice tasting room with good wines. It would be great on a hot day to taste and then picnic under the huge trees with view of the Sierras.

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Carmichael, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We recently stopped by this winery when looking for "something to do" over Labor Day. I enjoy the quaintness and simplicity of some of the older foothill wineries, and Sierra Vista in now on that list. The tasting room is small and simple and offers some nice merchandise. Most importantly, are the many wonderful wines produced by this little gem... More

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Danville, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Featuring estate-grown varietals and blends, Sierra Vista has value-priced wines from El Dorado County including Zin, Merlot, Grenache, Syrah, and Cabernet. Their GSM blend, Fleur de Montagne and their reserve Syrah were our favorites, but the good news is that you have a lot of choices.

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Pollock Pines, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Great place to have a picnic, good wine & friendly staff.

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Shingle Springs, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This is one of the early wineries in the El Dorado region. It sits on top of hillside with a fantastic view of the Sierra. Very friendly staff in the tasting room. It's a 'must stop' location for several of our friends when they come to visit.

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Placerville, California
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209 reviews 209 reviews
39 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

The tasting room was a bit dull, but the wine was superb. Grenache is a tasty red along the Sierra wine trail and especially tasty at this pit stop. Though I'm normally not a red person, these reds impressed me. The atmosphere seemed so-so, but I'll give the establishment the benefit of the doubt as there weren't many other visitors.

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