Northern California April 22, 2017
The Remote Winery In Northern California That’s Picture Perfect For A Day Trip
This region of the country is known all over the world for its remarkable Mediterranean climate that produces some of the best wines around. And while we love the wineries closer to the coast, the remote foothill wineries of the Sierra Nevada are unparalleled and off the beaten path. Madroña is a scenic winery in the Apple Hill region that you will fall in love with.
You won't get tired of the view at the family owned and operated Madroña Vineyards.
It was started in 1973 by Dick and Leslie Bush, pioneers in the grape growing phenomenon of El Dorado County. The next generation of the Bush family runs the show now.
Located at 3,000 feet in elevation, this foothill region of the Sierra Nevada is known for distinct vintages and has a growing reputation as one of Northern California's celebrated wine regions.
No Terracotta or Mediterranean architecture here though. This place is a mountain winery through and through.
You will love the family friendly atmosphere. It's a lot less stuffy and pretentious compared to other wine tasting regions.
Madroña (pronounced Ma-Drone-Ya) has plenty of fun events and activities that emphasize its rural and community oriented vibes.
Stop on by during the upcoming Passport Weekends, which offers an intimate and up close experience at all the El Dorado Wineries. The event is happening this weekend (April 22-23) as well as next (April 29-30).
If you can't get enough of the wide range of Rhône and Bordeaux varietals that keep visitors coming back again and again, you can join their wine club and have access to exclusive deals.
A day trip to this region is the perfect getaway from every day life, and the scenic drive along the highway just can't be beat anywhere else.
Madroña is also a great place for animal lovers. Several cats and this huggable fellow hang out on the property and in the tasting room.
Even if you aren't a wine drinker, a day trip to this area is full of delights! There are a ton of farms to visit and sights to see here.
Not to mention all the delicious farm to fork food you can eat! (Madroña does wine and cheese pairings - yum!)
The Vineyards grounds are lovely and you should enjoy springtime in the foothills when you visit, as well.
Facebook/ Madrona Vineyards
Savoring the outdoors as well as your glass of wine is just as much a part of the experience.
Madroña is located at:
2560 High Hill Rd
You can learn more by calling
(530) 644-5948 or visiting madronavineyards.com.
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