CANCELLED Wine Tour 2021

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Date(s) - 10/15/2021 - 10/17/2021
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Best Western Plus

Name: Beverly Babcock
Phone: 775-742-1777

Unfortunately, the 2021 Edition of the Sierra Nevada Region Wine Tour has been CANCLLED.

We hope to hold this wine tour in 2022 in the Spring (ahead of Fire Season) when conditions are improved and provided the scheduled wineries have survived.

We still plan to stay in Placerville at the Best Western Plus Placerville Innwhile visiting a few of the excellent wineries in El Dorado County. When this tour finally happens, there will be a Fun Drive, Great Meals, Wine Tasting, Wine Pairing, Relaxation, Barrel Tasting, and Music.

The example schedule is as follows:

Prices shown are estimates based on 2021 arrangements and will be updated if needed before bookings open.

Friday:  Reno/Sparks area club members meet at McDonald’s (18200 Wedge Parkway) just off Mt. Rose Hwy at 8:45 am. Depart Reno for Genoa Station at 9:15 am. Arrive at Genoa Station at 10:00 am to pickup club members from Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville and points South. Leave Genoa for Placerville at 10:15 am. Tour directions and itinerary will be handed out at both meet locations and discussed then. It will be a beautiful drive into Placerville with lots of great roads.  Arrive at Myka Cellars (formerly Jodar Winery) at 1:00 pm for lunch, wine tasting, and relaxing on their beautiful grounds. Cost is $40/person, $15 of which can be applied to any purchase of their wine. We have a three-hour window and afterwards you are welcome to stroll to nearby wineries within walking distance. Since these are smaller wineries, we suggest smaller groups at each. At 5:00 pm we leave to check-in at the Best Western Plus Placerville Inn. Friday night dinner is on your own. Smaller groups are recommended since we can not all fit into one restaurant. A list of good local restaurants will be provided.

Saturday: We meet for breakfast at 8:30 am. Depart the Placerville Inn at 10:40 am for Camino, where we will visit three wineries all within easy walking distance of each other. Arrive at Bumgarner Winery at 11:00 am for wine tasting (cost $15/person). Walk to arrive at Crystal Basin Cellars at 12:30 am for a BBQ Lunch, Tour, and Barrel Tasting (cost $25/person, $10 can be applied to wine purchase).  Walk to arrive at Nello Olivo Winery at 3:30 pm for Wine Tasting, Wine Paring, and something special (cost $20/person). Listen to live music on the patio in a beautiful setting until it is time to leave for dinner. Arrive for dinner at Forrester Pub & Grill at 6:00 pm, where we have a private dining area and everyone pays on site. The menu includes Burgers, Salads, Jaegerschnitzel, Wienerschnitzel, Chicken Parmesan, Shepherd’s Pie, Taco’s, Seafood Dishes. We return to the Placerville Inn following dinner. Transportation options from Placerville to Camino and return and from Nello Olivo Winery to Forrester Pub & Grill are being investigated; cost would be extra.

Sunday:  Everyone departs on their own. Enjoy breakfast at the Inn.


Location Event  Cost Payment
Myka Cellars (Placerville) Lunch & Wine Tasting $40.00 prepaid with registration
Bumgarner Winery (Camino) Wine Tasting $15.00 prepaid with registration
Crystal Basin Cellars (Camino) BBQ Lunch, Tour, Barrel Tasting $25.00 prepaid with registration
Nello Olivo Winery (Camino) Wine Tasting & Pairing, Live Music $20.00 prepaid with registration
Forrester Pub & Grill (Camino) Dinner $ ?? paid on site


CANCELLED Wine Tour 2021
Total spaces = 40
Booked spaces = 18

  • Beverly Babcock (2)
  • Steve Simon (2)
  • Dan Aynesworth (2)
  • Jim Dolian (2)
  • William Smith (2)
  • Ron and denise Lewis (2)
  • Gretchen McHugh (2)
  • Rich O’Larey (2)


Bookings are closed for this event.