The American River Wine & Ag Trail is your roadmap to some of the finest vineyards and farms throughout Northwestern El Dorado County. We have a community of committed farmers and winemakers as members, who work diligently to bring the finest agricultural products and experiences to you. So please take the time to browse our site and see what the American River Wine & Ag Trail has to offer.

Member Farms & Vineyards

The farm and vineyards listed below are the American River Wine & Ag Trail members. Please be sure to check out their websites to learn more about these fantastic agricultural specialties.


The Bear & The Bee Farm

The Bear & The Bee is a two-person vegetable farm located in Placerville, California. To learn more about this organic farm/apiary and for directions to their farm click the image above to visit their site.


Mad Dog Mesa

Mad Dog Mesa’s chief product is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The farm has Estate Grown olive trees imported from France and Italy. Visit their website for more information and the farm’s location.


Hart 2 Hart Vineyards

Experience exceptional hospitality in Hart 2 Hart’s tasting room, gift shop, and beautiful outdoor vineyard pavilion. Home to Everhart Cellars, this Vineyard has a lot to offer. See their website to learn more.


Gold Hill Vineyard & Brewery

Founded in 1980, Gold Hill Vineyard has been producing award winning Bordeaux reds and Chardonnay since 1985. They also have a 7 barrel brew house on site that has been producing quality craft beer since 1999.


Black Oak Estates Winery

Black Oak Estates is a new winery entering the El Dorado County region in the planning and development phases. Please head to their Facebook to keep up to date on their growth.


Cielo Estates

This El Dorado County Vineyard uses a wide spectrum of grape varietals in their wines. Visit their site to join their wine club for exclusive offers on new wine releases and special events.


D’Artagnan Vineyards & Winery

Enjoy wines that are crafted and inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ musketeer hero. D’Artagnan Vineyards weaves the dreams of this remarkable family into bold, adventurous, romantic wines fit to serve a prince.


Rome Valley Vineyards

Rome Valley Vineyards is an enchanted escape that always has something going on from weddings and other celebrations to murder mystery dinner parties. Be sure to check out the event calendar on their website.


Rosa-Lucca Estates

Rosa-Lucca Estates is a family owned and operated small vineyard located in the scenic town of Cool, in El Dorado County CA. We are passionate about growing high quality fruit in small lots for our estate wines.


David Girard Vineyards

Visit the beautiful David Girard Vineyard Estate and let their friendly staff provide a memorable wine-tasting experience for you amidst the spectacular valley views. Check their website for info on their various wine clubs.

More Than Just A Wine Trail

The American River Wine & Ag Trail exists to bring you not only the best in Vineyards of the El Dorado County region, but also to help you get connected with sustainable, trustworthy produce farms.

Featured Wine Maker

Dominic’s passion and commitment to making excellent wine can be tasted in every bottle he produces.

He is a Fresno State Enology and Viticulture graduate who has been committed to progressing Sierra Foothills winemaking for over 20 years. He has spent 10 years as Winemaker at Windwalker Vineyard, and is excited to be working with the Everharts in developing a world class brand.

Dominic’s wines have proven that he is a top winemaker in the state, having consistently been awarded top awards at numerous elite competitions. He is excited to bring his winemaking style of big and balanced reds, refreshing whites and delicious dessert wines to our new brand “Everhart Cellars”, and to be able to showcase the best grapes from the best vineyard locations and terroir of the Sierra Foothills.

Years in the Wine industry

years at Hart 2 Hart


Featured Farmer

The Bear & The Bee is a two-person farm, owned and operated by Will Nelson and Erica Gassmann. We are two young farmers doing our best to have a positive impact on our world. We met as farm interns in 2013 and we’ve been farming side-by-side ever since.

Will began his farming career during college at San Francisco State University, where he earned his degree in Environmental Studies through the lens of Sustainability and Food Justice. He worked with the Ecology Center of San Francisco, but ultimately decided to leave the city to pursue his interest in growing food. He attended Green String Institute, where he met Erica, and the partnership was born.

Erica’s farming bug didn’t bite until later in life. After trying her hand at many different career paths, she realized a normal 9-5 just wasn’t for her. She started volunteering on farms in 2011 and worked her way up the farm ladder, until reaching the farmer’s ultimate dream of starting their own farm business.

Acres Farmed


Years Farming together

Get in Touch

If you are interested in joining the American River Wine & Ag Trail or just want to learn more about what we do feel free to contact us with the information provided below. We’d love to talk to you!


Address PO Box 266 Cool, Ca 95614
Phone  916.817.0776
Email  Arwat.beth@gmail.com