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“Stately Sierra stop”
Review of Miraflores Winery

Miraflores Winery
Ranked #15 of 50 things to do in Placerville
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

Drive down the gravel road and you stumble upon a large building that one might find only in Tuscany. I had a bad bottle of Miraflores chard at from the supermarket so I had to taste it from the source. Not too shabby, but it was our last winery, so I may have had my beer goggle tastebuds on. Based on the luxe estate alone the winery is high society tucked away in the Sierras. Who knew?

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Reviewed January 23, 2012

We are "locals" and take the opportunity to visit Miraflores on a regular basis and it never disappoints. The facilities are gorgeous (old world decor - stone floors from Malta, fireplace from the 13th century, exterior doors reclaimed from local mining sites, immense ceiling beams reclaimed from the Port of Oakland, etc. Owned by Victor Alvarez, he is passionate about his wine and his commitment to the success of this venture is obvious. It can be a little hard to find (look carefully for the signs off Pleasant Valley Road), but worth the effort. The winery is very nearby a small cluster of other producers of fine Sierra Foothills wines, and it's easy to make a fun day of visiting and sampling some of the best viticulture in the area. Marco Capelli is the consulting winemaker with years of experience working for Napa Valley establishments. He bring his talents to Miraflores and the results speak for themselves. Friendly staff and a welcome environment make for a very pleasant experience. Nice vineyard views and ample picnic space.

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