alifornia's wine grape cultivation began in El Dorado County even before the Gold Rush of 1849. Topography, soils and altitudes in our area create varied microclimates consistent with the best known grape growing regions of the world. The premium grapes grown in these settings are ideally suited for diversification of wine product lines, unique offerings to wine clubs, or differentiation in today's competitive marketplace.

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Join the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers and you will receive all the benefits membership brings. We have monthly meeting to discuss current issues and best practices. We have special guests at the meeting that help all growers learn and become better farmers.

We look forward to meeting you.

Upcoming Events



Several wineries pay growers a bonus for grapes grown in vineyards, which are certified sustainably farmed.

One of the most popular programs is the Lodi Rules environmental certification program.

Stephanie Bolton, Sustainable Winegrowing Director for the Lodi Winegrape Commission will give a presentation of the Lodi Rules Sustainable Winegrowing Program to the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association Wednesday July 19th at Veterans Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville 95667 CA at 6:45 pm.

According to their website, the Lodi Rules program has grown vigorously since its establishment in 2005. As of 2016, over 36,400 winegrape acres are “Certified Green” in California. Within the Lodi region, nearly 24,000 acres have been certified and over 12,500 acres were certified in other regions throughout California – representing a total of 9 Crush Districts.

Please join us Wednesday night. The program is free and open to the public

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Award winning wines are made from this forty year old, twenty-eight acre vineyard situated above the Cosumnes River Canyon at 2,100 feet elevation. Premium Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Riesling, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Barbera are grown in well-drained granitic soils in the Oak Hill Agricultural District.

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