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Bring Apple Hill Home for the Holidays

Cross everything off your shopping list with our baked goods, Christmas Trees, wine and more!

The apple harvest may be over but there is still plenty to enjoy at Apple Hill Grower farms this holiday season. Most Apple Hill farms are still open as well as the area wineries.

It is hard to name a more quintessential fall dessert than hot apple pie! The bake shops of Apple Hill are working overtime to create delicious pies in many styles – and not just apple. Take home a few of your favorites frozen to save for Christmas and beyond. Frozen pies will stay delicious for up to a year in the freezer. It’s also the season to enjoy a cup of hot apple cider and take in the fall foliage. The area is also flush with prime spots to get a great family photo for your holiday card or your Instagram feed.

The smell of fresh pine is synonymous with fall in the foothills. Many Apple Hill Grower tree farms open the weekend after Thanksgiving and visitors can pick their perfect tree, and in some places, cut it down themselves.

You can also pick up stocking stuffers or hostess gifts that are made right here in El Dorado County.Most Grower farms produce artisan products from jams, sauces and mulling spices to olive oils and lavender sachets. The farms are stocked with fun and locally made items for everyone on your list.

Last but not least, don’t forget to pick up wine for all the holiday season festivities. Our wineries have some beautiful wines that complement the traditional Thanksgiving menu as well as varietals to pair with any Christmas meal. Don’t forget to pick up some bubbles to ring in 2024!

Christmas Tree Farms (open starting the day after Thanksgiving unless noted)

      • Apple Country Christmas Tree: CLOSED FOR THE 2023 SEASON.  See you next year.

      • Crystal Creek Tree Farm: CLOSED FOR THE 2023 SEASON.  Check back with us next year.  Open November 18 until they sell out (daily)

      • Indian Rock Tree Farm: CLOSED FOR THE 2023 SEASON.  Check back with us next year.

      • Hacienda Orchards: Open through Dec. 24 (daily)

      • Harris Family Farms: Open through Dec. 24 (daily)

      • Hillside Tree Farm: CLOSED FOR THE 2023 SEASON.  Check back with us next year.  Open until they sell out (Friday through Sunday)

      • Madrone Tree Hill: CLOSED FOR THE 2023 SEASON.  Check back with us next year.  Open through Dec. 10

      • O’Halloran Apple Trail Ranch: CLOSED FOR THE 2023 SEASON.   Check back with us next year.

      • Rapetti Farms: Open by appointment only

    • Silverthorn Meadows: CLOSED FOR THE 2023 SEASON.  Check back with us next year.


      • 24 Carrot: Daily through November

      • Abel’s Apple Acres: Open till Nov. 30

      • Apple Pantry: Open through mid-November

      • Apple Ridge: Open till Dec. 4

      • Delfino Farms: Open year round

      • Denver Dan’s Apple Patch: Open till Dec. 15

      • Drew Bean Farm: Open till Dec. 23 (Thursday through Sunday)

      • Fudge Factory: Opens for trees the day after Thanksgiving

      • Grandpa’s Cellar: Open till Dec. 3

      • Harris Family Farms: Open till Dec. 24

      • Hidden Star: Open year round

      • High Hill Ranch: Open until Dec. 24

      • Jack Russell Farm & Brewery: Open year round

      • Larsen Apple Barn: Open till Nov. 26

      • O’Halloran Apple Trail Ranch: Open till Dec. 10

      • Pine-o-Mine: Open year round

    • Rainbow Orchards: Open till Nov. 26 plus Dec. 1 & 2

All of the Apple Hill Grower wineries are open throughout the season, most operate year-round. Please check out The Cider Press for individual businesses’ operating hours.

For more information on what’s in season and maps of the area, please visit the Apple Hill Growers website at and follow @applehillofficial on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-the- minute information.About Apple Hill Growers


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