April 2017

Friday, April 21 & 28 6 – 8 pm

Not attending Passport this year? Or are you attending and want a sneak peak? Then join us either Friday night for a pulled pork slider and wine tasting in the cellar. It is the perfect time to enjoy the wines featured at Madroña Vineyards and Rucksack Cellars during Passport and take advantage of our specials but without the crowd. Reservations are required as this event is limited to 60 people per evening and is just $5.00 per person plus tax.

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Saturday and Sunday, April 22 & 23 and April 29 & 30 11-5 p.m.

This is easily the biggest and best wine event in the El Dorado Appellation where the region's premium wineries celebrate wine, food and music. With that said, are you willing to exceed conventional wisdom and question pairing taboos? Then take a “Wine Adventure” with us as we “dare to pair” and explore beyond your food and wine comfort zone. Enjoy music, premier releases, and current vintages all weekend. An added bonus … Rucksack Cellars will be one of the participating wineries this year. So come throw on your rucksack and experience the Sierras while overlooking the vineyard.

You can purchase tickets at passporteldorado.com and we hope you will choose to start at Madroña Vineyards or Rucksack Cellars.

Use the MADRONA code when purchasing and save $5.00 on your ticket.

May 2017

Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28 from 11:00 am to 4:30pm

It’s time to celebrate summer after this long and very wet winter. This is our 36th annual open house and we would like to thank all of our loyal club members and customers for visiting and supporting the winery for so many years. We are inviting you to come spend the afternoon relaxing out back under the pines with your family and friends. Wine taste and enjoy a gourmet burger and homemade fries while listening (and dancing if you feel the groove) to the sounds of Andy Santana and the West Coast Playboys (a traditional electric blues and early rock band). Tickets are $10 per person plus tax. There will be a limited number tickets available at the door each day. Tickets at the door will be $12 per person plus tax. Mark your calendar and make your reservations now. Please call the winery at 530-644-5948 with any questions.

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June 2017

Friday, June 2 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Club members can taste wines from all three clubs while enjoying a light dinner. And not to miss…the spectacular sunset that does not disappoint at this time of the year. This event is complementary to club members and they may bring two guests. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the winery at 530-644-5948 or by emailing .

Saturday, June 24 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Every year we look forward to honoring our 10-year-plus club members with a dinner in the vineyard.  This special event is a food and wine extravaganza under the oaks with live music.  This year “Two Tone Steiny & The Cadillac’s” (a high energy west coast blues band) will entertain during dinner and then pick up the pace for those who would like to dance as the sun sets over the vineyard.  Invitations to this event will be sent out in May.

Save the Date 2017:

Progressing in Provence—Sunday, June 25 (Madroña Vineyards & Rucksack Cellars combined Rosé event)

Club Appreciation Week—Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 30

Kick-Off Harvest Diner—Saturday, August 26

Fall Club Release and Party—Friday, October 6

Nevada Day—Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29