Although sprawling El Dorado County has quite a few craft breweries, it’s better known for its wine, apples and other fresh produce. The EDC Wine Trail features more than a dozen wineries on both sides of Highway 50 that welcome dogs and provide scenic rural vistas in the process.
To try a sample of both fruit of the vine and fresh-brewed beer at one dog-friendly property, head to Gold Hill Vineyard & Brewery between Placerville and Auburn. The Gold Hill winery has been producing Bordeaux-style reds and Chardonnay for decades and produces beer in classic styles, from dry Irish stout to Scotch ale and hoppy IPAs. Live music on second and fourth Fridays now into fall will liven up the visitor experience.
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