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At Madroña, we make wines that are a pure and balanced expression of the land and of the varietals deliberately selected to thrive on our three vineyard properties.

Current Tasting Information – Currently, under the Phase III County Guidelines, Madrona is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a sit-down flight tasting experience. The cost is $15/person and we refund $5.00 on a purchase of a bottle. We are open every day 11-4 for curb-side pick-up orders. Please make a reservations as we would love to see you!

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Experience Madroña

Madroña’s exceptional mountain elevation vineyards offer perfect growing conditions for the wide range of Rhône and Bordeaux varietals we grow here. Well-drained soil and mild temperatures throughout the year produce grapes with mild acidity and optimal maturity. This distinctive fruit creates the perfect foundation for our unique family of estate grown and bottled wines.

Situated at 3,000 feet in the El Dorado County Appellation, Madroña consists of three family-owned vineyards — our Madroña vineyard, located in Apple Hill and our Enyé and Sumu-Kaw vineyards, located in nearby Pleasant Valley. These three unique vineyard sites are planted with over 26 varietals, carefully selected for their unique winemaking characteristics and blending qualities.


Wines

Hillside Wines

Hillside Collection wines are quality, estate grown, varietal wines carefully crafted to compliment a wide variety of foods and perfect for everyday meals and casual occasions.

Grapes come from our three El Dorado Appellation vineyards, whose mild climate and deep soils provide perfect growing conditions for the wide range of varieties that are the foundation for these wines.

Signature Collection

The Madroña Signature Collection features elegant wines that showcase the finest fruit from our three vineyard properties and are particularly successful expressions of varietal style, character and quality.

Handcrafted and artistically blended, our Signature Collection Reserve wines profoundly express the unique characteristics of each varietal.

Single Vineyard Wines

Madroña Single Vineyard wines are small lot offerings sourcing distinctive fruit from each of our three vineyards – Madroña Vineyard, Enyé Vineyard and Sumu-Kaw Vineyard. Each highlights the unique varietal characteristics and terroir of the specific vineyard site from which the fruit is harvested.

As we taste through the barrels before final blending, we invariably come across a barrel that is positively special. The character may be intense, subtle, unusually fruity or complex. It screams to be bottled separately to retain the unique aspects that show the exquisite nature of our diverse vineyards. Single vineyard lots, which are traditionally bottled unfined and unfiltered, exhibit a purity and a sense of place seldom seen in California wine.

Single Vineyard Wines

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Specialty Wines

From our Fiore to our popular Blanc de Blancs, Madroña Specialty wines are special bottlings of uncommon varietals, produced on a limited basis by our winemaker.

New-World Port

From one of the first wines Madrona ever made port-styled wines have become a mainstay of our portfolio. A blend of seven estate grown Portugese varieties, our New-World Port embodies both elegance and balance.

New-World Port

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Visit Madroña

Our winery tasting room is open from 11am to 5 pm daily. While we make more than 27 different wines, we limit the wines available for tasting to 10 and our tasting list switches every few weeks. We charge $5.00 for tasting and it is waived with the purchase of a bottle. Come in and check us out! You will enjoy our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Tours

Tours of the winery and vineyard are by appointment only. To schedule a tour please call the winery at (530) 644-5948.

Location

Madroña Vineyards is located 45 miles East of Sacramento on U.S. Highway 50 in the heart of Apple Hill and the California Gold Country. From Highway 50, take the Carson Road exit (5 miles east of Placerville), go west on Carson Road 1/4 mile, turn right through High Hill Ranch From the winery it is only a 55-mile drive to South Lake Tahoe and the mountain resorts.

  • Tasting room hours: Open daily 11am – 5pm
  • Tours by appointment only 530-644-5948

Upcoming Madroña Events

  • 5/30-31/2020 May

    Madrona Open House

    Saturday May 30th and Sunday May 31st

    Since this is our 40th year, we just couldn’t forgo our Open House all together. So we have scaled it down to meet the current Social Distancing rules. Here is what you can expect:

    1. We will be following all state and county regulations to ensure your safety and the safety of our employees.

    2. We will be serving the gourmet burgers that you have come to expect along with sweet potato fries! If you need a vegetarian option, please make your reservation, but note your preference it in the comments. Each meal will include a choice of 2 flights of wine chosen from several available flights. Tickets are $20/person and will be charged at the end of the meal.

    3. Reservations can be made at MadronaVineyards.com or by calling the winery. Please note - we are unable to extend your reservations time if you do not arrive at your scheduled time.

    4. Reservations are for an one hour time period only. Our tables can accommodate groups from 2-6, although 4 is the most comfortable. During this time, we are unable to accommodate animals traveling with you (unless a designated service animal) or children who are not able to stay seated a table.

    5. Please do not attend if you have traveled in the past 14 days, have a fever, or feel sick in any way.

    6. You are required to wear a mask from your car until you are seated, where it can be removed.

    And most importantly, you may order wine while you are here to take home with you! Just let your server know!

    Thank you for working with us on these adjustments during the Phased Re-Opening! We look forward to welcoming you back to Madrona.

  • 6/2/2020 @ 6:30 pm June

    A Petit(e) Tasting

    It's so ironic that two of the boldest varieties out there both start with versions of the French word "Petit". This educational tasting will give a hint of insight into Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot in an interactive swirl, sniff, sample and savor experience. Tasting the 2014 Signature Collection Petite Sirah (which we will be releasing for the first time at this event) and the 2016 Signature Collection Petit Verdot, we will learn the ends and outs of these two incredible obscure yet "becoming-more-mainstream" varieties. Tasting Kit - $65

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  • 6/6/2020 @ 6:30 pm June

    A Taste of Italy in California

    Madroña, Rucksack Cellars and the El Dorado Winery Association are teaming up to give you an adventure through high-elevation expressions of three Italian varietals grown in the heart of the El Dorado appellation. This virtual tasting of the 2019 Fiore (Muscato Giallo), the 2016 Rucksack Cellars Barbera and the 2017 Madroña Nebbiolo is a voyage through our vineyards of these three quintessential Italian varieties. Give yourself a chance to travel away on June 6th and join us for an evening of learning. Tasting Kit - $75

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  • 6/26/2020 @ 6:00 pm June

    Wine Club Virtual Club Release Zoom Gathering

    Saturday, June 26th, 6pm

    Grab your Club Release and join Paul as he walks you through the wines in the current June Club Shipment. Your club shipment letter will have all the information needed to join!

  • 7/17-18-19/2020 July

    EDWA Passport Weekend

    July 17-18-19

    A weekend of wine tasting, food and music throughout El Dorado County. At Madrona, we focus on food and wine pairings that highlight the terroir of our vineyards. Tickets and additional information are available at eldoradowines.org

    Great Out There
  • 7/18-26/2020 July

    Club Appreciation Week

    July 18th – 26th

    Make your mid-summer pilgrimage to Madrona and be rewarded with a complimentary cheese plate and glass of wine along with great discounts. And don’t worry if you don’t live nearby – we have great specials for our shipping customers as well!

Madroña Wine Clubs

Each of our three wine clubs are released in February, June and October and they all include 4 bottles at a 20% discount. Club members also receive additional discounts on wines, invitations to special “club-only” events at the winery, and special member only wines. Club members and their guests also receive complimentary tasting when visiting the winery.

Special Release Club – Enjoy both red and white wines? Consider our Special Release Club (SRC). You’ll receive 4 different wines with each shipment, including reds, whites, rosés, and the occasional dessert wine. Special Release Sign Up

Our Red Only Connoisseurs (ROCs) Club will delight your tastes. Each shipments includes 2 bottles of 2 different varieties (with one bottle to enjoy now and the other to cellar for the future.) Red Only Connoisseurs Sign Up

Wowed by Whites? Our Wild over Whites (WOW) Club will impress the most discerning white wine palate. You’ll be tantalized by a 4-bottle selection of our high-elevation whites and rosés.Wild over Whites Sign Up

Need more Madrona with each shipment? Join our Plus 8 Club. In addition to the 4 bottles you receive with your club selection, receive an additional 8 bottles selected by Paul. These 8 bottles get a 25% discount and reflect what Paul is drinking now. Plus 8 Sign Up

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Tasting Room Hours

Open daily 11am – 5pm

Physical Address

2560 High Hill Road
Camino, CA 95709 [map]

Mailing Address

PO Box 454
Camino, CA 95709

Phone & Email

530-644-5948


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