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Treat yourself to the best Barberas in the Sierra Foothills near Rancho Cordova, CA!
Although we’re sad about not being able to purchase the iconic “Boeger BarBEARa,” the Boeger Winery Barbera is still available for everyone to enjoy! Its jammy flavors and light texture make it the eighth-most famous wine from El Dorado County. The Boeger Winery Barbera, known for its rich and intense flavors, has increased in popularity over the years. Boeger Winery is located on Apple Hill, so make sure you get your fall pastries before visiting the winery!
Speaking of Apple Hill, stop by Langman Estate Winery in Somerset, California—only a 45-minute drive from your Rancho Cordova hotel. The 2014 Vincent Henry’s Barbera from Langman Estate is a must! With a Wine Enthusiast score of 94, this bottle is known for its vibrant black cherry, cherry pie, and blackberry flavors with a hint of cedar and spice. This rich wine is moderately acidic and features fine-grained tannins.
Scott Harvey’s 2018 J&S Reserve Barbera is known for its aromatic and silky characteristics. Focused, mulled fruit flavors and a smooth texture with light tannins accompany cedar and floral aromas. With a Wine Enthusiast score of 92, the 2018 J&S Reserve Barbera is the third most expensive Barbera wine produced in Amador County.
Last but not least is Helwig’s Barbera – Amador ’18. Hints of new oak enhance its fruity characteristics: blueberry, blackberry, and plum. This Barbera’s soft tannins with black cherry and cola finishes add to the rich flavor within this bottle.
Fun Fact: Helwig’s Barbera has won two awards! They won Double Gold in the 2021 Amador County Wine Competition and Gold in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Trying out the different Barberas in the Sierra Foothills doesn’t have to be a struggle! Staying the night at a Rancho Cordova hotel would not only make the trip easier but also give you access to our Sierra Foothills Wine Passport! Almost all the wineries listed above are part of the wine passport. Plan your trip today!