El Dorado Wine Association

Tickets to explore wine country

The El Dorado Winery Association announces that tickets are on sale now for its 25th annual Passport Wine Event, Cheers to 25 Years. The Passport Wine Event is more than just wine tasting. In the 25th year, it has become widely known as a weekend (or two for the truly adventurous) dedicated to exploration, hands-on education […]

Winery association offers cash prize for new logo

A prize of $2,500 awaits the successful creative artist in El Dorado Winery Association’s recently announced competition. The winery association is searching for a new visual identity. This means a new eye-catching image to promote the brand El Dorado wines and increase the recognition of El Dorado as a quality wine destination experience. The contest […]

Winery association donates cash to food bank

The El Dorado Winery Association (EDWA) is known for its high-quality red and white wines and for its community support to nonprofit organizations. EDWA donated nearly $3,000 to the Food Bank of El Dorado County from a portion of the tickets sales generated by its 24th Annual Passport Event last April. “This year’s event was […]

El Dorado County terroir and grapes are a perfect pairing

Want to try some different wine varietals and explore new tastes and nuances? El Dorado County’s wine region is thriving with more than 50 different grape varietals that are capturing the attention and palate of casual drinkers and connoisseurs. The region’s wine grape cultivation dates back to the mid-1800s, when discovery of gold in El Dorado […]

Tales from the Cellar — a novel sojourn

El Dorado Winery Association members continue the wine journey with a second weekend of Passport on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13. Passport holders can tour the wine country of El Dorado County enjoying the award-winning wines, visiting with the winemakers, sampling food pairings, listening to music and seeing amazing art. The theme for […]

Passport is a ticket to wine

El Dorado wine country’s Passport weekends in April provide the oenophile and the wine novice an opportunity to meet the winemakers, taste award-winning wines and enjoy music, art and other wine associated activities at the members of the El Dorado Winery Association members. The association’s Passport 2014 weekends are April 5-6 and 12-13, and this […]

A salute to the movies

Wine drinkers and fans of El Dorado wine country can enjoy two weekends of wine tasting in the Sierra foothill region. El Dorado Winery Association’s Passport 2013 weekends are April 13-14 and 20-21. The theme this year pairs El Dorado’s celebrated wines, food, music with the magic of Hollywood. “We want all our friends to […]

El Dorado Wineries reveal new campaign

The El Dorado Winery Association and its 35 wineries in the Sierra foothills unveiled a new-look Website to accommodate the region’s continually growing popularity and to match the area’s acclaimed wines. This latest step comes after the state Department of Food and Agriculture awarded the region a $179,000 Specialty Crop Block Grant to help build […]

Winery Association receives grant

El Dorado Winery Association (EDWA), located amid the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant in the amount of $179,000 from The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The funds awarded during the next three years helps the 35-member winery association move its new marketing campaign “Taste […]

Grape harvest in full swing

It’s that magic time of year in El Dorado County. The grape growers have begun their harvest and the air has the heady smells of green leaves, fresh-turned dirt and tons of just-crushed grapes. This year winemakers and vineyard managers are cheering. The growing season has been near ideal in both length and temperatures, the […]

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