Fodor's Expert Review Element 79 Vineyards

Placerville Winery/Brewery/Distillery
This winery's owner envisioned his sleek hospitality space as "a country club" for experiencing wines by the glass or flight, with or without the charcuterie and cheese sold on-site. The glass back wall and adjoining patio edge the 32-acre estate vineyard, which guests can hike on their own (there's a map) or on occasional tours. Winemaker Scott Johnson's red blends and Cabernets stand out, as does the unconventional, canned, dry-hopped Viognier sparkler (Johnson also brews beer).
Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Quick Facts

7350 Fairplay Rd.
Fair Play, California  95684, USA

530-497–0750

element79vineyards.com

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Rate Includes: Tastings from $5

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