MARCH 2017

4 Sessions only, limited to 8 people
March 11-12 and March 25-26 @ 2:00 pm

Are you looking for a more in-depth wine experience? Then join Tim and Ryan for an intimate wine education in our barrel room. Limited to 8 people per session, this promises to be a great way to discover the ins and outs of our winemaking team, along with leaning about the art of wine and cheese pairing. 6 wines, 6 cheeses, and tons of education – what more could you ask for? The details of the experience can be found here.

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Sunday, March 19 10am sharp

Every year we complete our year-end inventory, and we uncover pesky little leftover cases of wine. They might be an older vintage that we are no longer selling, have crooked labels or a scuffed foil. The wine tastes great, but we need to clean up the cellar, and that is where you come in. We are inviting you to this fast paced event where up to 100 cases can sell out in less than 30 minutes. This is the event where we put out the wines on $5, $10 and $15 tables and each customer can purchase three bottles per vintage, per varietal. We will have coffee for those people lining up early as fans know it's a great chance to stock up your cellar with amazing wines.

April 2017

Friday, April 21 & 28 6 – 8 pm

Not attending Passport this year? Then join us either Friday night for a light meal and wine tasting in the cellar. It is the perfect time to enjoy the wines featured during Passport and take advantage of our specials but without the crowd. Reservations are required as this event is limited to 60 people per weekend 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 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 .

Save the Date 2017:

Vintage Dinner—Saturday, June 24 (invitation only event)

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