​World-class wine tasting in the nearby Sierra Foothills wine regions of El Dorado and Amador County.

Find your WINEderlust where old vine Zinfandels reign and barbaras are just up the road.  Yet, other varietals, such as Barbera, wow as well.  Be sure to sign-up for a Sierra Foothills Wine Passport before touring Amador and El Dorado counties.

Top Wine Festivals & Events

Plan your trip to Rancho Cordova around one of these top wine festivals and events.

Barbera Festival
Kick-off Harvest season the right way!  The annual Barbera Festival in Amador County occurs in early September with 60 wineries, over half a dozen chefs, and 30+ artisan vendors.  Make the Barbera Festival part of your annual Northern California adventure.

Winderlust Wine Festival
This El Dorado County festival brings the community together for wine, art, music, food trucks, and more every September!

The Big Crush
In October, wineries across Amador County offer special flights, food pairings, live music, and more at The Big Crush.

ZinFest is a celebration of all things Zinfandel every May in Lodi, CA.

Amador County Wineries

California’s hidden wine country resides in the Sierra foothills, minutes from Rancho Cordova.  Those in the know understand that old vine zinfandels from Amador County are a wonderful treat. Barbera, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, and other varietals.  After discovering beautiful wines, you’ll find quaint towns like Sutter Creek and Volcano.  Perfect for exploring antique shops, art galleries, museums, and restaurants.

View or download the Amador County Wine Map here.

Photo credit: Lee Coursey

El Dorado County Wineries

Also close to Rancho Cordova, El Dorado County presents another wine region inviting exploration.  The soil of the El Dorado County foothills is ideal for the world’s finest wine grapes, hailing from Bordeaux, the Rhône, Germany, Italy, and Spain.  El Dorado County vintners will have a tasting glass waiting for you.

View or download the El Dorado County Wine Map here.  After checking in to a Rancho Cordova hotel, ask the front desk for the latest El Dorado County Farm & Wine Trails Guide.

Photo courtesy of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Lodi Wineries

A short trek from Rancho Cordova down Highway 99 lands you in the Lodi, CA wine region, where numerous tasting rooms are ripe for resplendence.  This Central Valley wine region is quickly gaining acclaim.  Anyone with a passion for viticulture should add it to their itinerary.

View or download the Lodi Wine Country Map here.

Photo Courtesy of Howefortunate.