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El Dorado County winemakers win in 2017 State Fair

The 2017 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition winners have been announced. Winemakers entered 2,663 wines from more than 711 California wineries in this year’s competition with 137 double gold medals, 295 gold medals and 1,051 silver medals awarded. One El Dorado County winery earned a Best of Region and four wineries earned Best of […]

May 03, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Good wine and time at Passport

The El Dorado Winery Association members invite wine fanciers from expert to novice to a wine tasting sojourn in El Dorado County featuring great wine, music and food at the 26th annual Passport Wine Event on April 22 and 23 and April 29 and 30 with special winemaker dinners on the April 21 and 28. Guests will enjoy touring […]

April 19, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Celebrate California Restaurant Month

January is California Restaurant Month and culinary adventures are   waiting for hungry diners throughout El Dorado County. “The El Dorado Epicurean Collection of Culinary Adventures” is a monthlong celebration packed with delectable deals, exclusive seasonal offerings, wine-pairing specials, gourmet prix-fixe dinners, farm tours, vineyard hikes, cooking demonstrations with amazing and innovative chefs and special […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Local wineries take top honors at State Fair Wine Competition

The California State Fair is proud to announce the top wine awards from the 2015 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Three El Dorado County wineries earned top honors at the state exposition. The Best of Show red was awarded to the Grace Patriot Wines 2012 Tempranillo. It scored a double gold and 98 points. […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

What’s the best wine in El Dorado County?

Three El Dorado County wineries earned top honors at the 27th annual El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition. Windwalker Vineyard’s 2012 Barbera — Dick Cooper Ranch won the Best El Dorado County Winemaker and Best of Show awards. Illuminare Estate garnered the Frank Herbert Memorial Award sponsored by the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers for the […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Pondo team takes top Academic Decathlon honors … again

Some teams get all excited when they repeat or three-peat, try 23-peating. The Ponderosa High School Bruins navigated through the 10 disciplines in the El Dorado County Academic Decathlon to take the county title for the 23rd consecutive year. The brain bowl took place at Oak Ridge High School on two days — Feb. 4 and […]

March 03, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Epicurean adventures await in El Dorado County

January is California Restaurant Month and El Dorado County is celebrating in a big way on Sunday, Jan. 25. El Dorado Epicurean is presented to showcase the creative chefs and outstanding dining establishments throughout the county. Organized by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Authority, the early evening of dining features seven different adventures […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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