Rolling hills, rows of vineyards, perhaps a glimpse of spring buds on fruit trees. The Apple Hill area may be known for its bountiful fall harvest, but the region is on the brink of a spring awakening making it the perfect destination for romance this month. While most farms are preparing for spring fruits and vegetables, the wineries of the Apple Hill Growers are open and inviting for fans of El Dorado County’s award-winning vintages. Edio Vinyards (at Delfino Farms), Madroña Vineyards, Lava Cap Winery, Boeger Winery, Fenton Herriott Vineyards, Wofford Acres and Starfield Vineyards are open throughout the spring. Enjoy a glass of the region’s signature Barbera overlooking gorgeous foothill and valley views. And if hard cider is your thing, check out who’s open in the Spring with that that offering. Pack a picnic to enjoy on some of the foothills’ most beautiful properties.
Ponderosa Ridge Bed & Breakfast is nestled in an apple orchard and the property has a variety of paths to explore as well as a gazebo with a hot tub where guests can unwind after a day of wine tasting.
If the wine and pampering put you in the mood for romance, Apple Hill’s scenic beauty is the perfect backdrop to pop the question! When the time comes to tie the knot, several farms and wineries are open to hosting weddings in the area’s signature laid-back style. High Hill Ranch can be reserved for an entire summer weekend to celebrate your special day all in one spot. Silver Thorn Meadows’ Christmas tree farm provides a unique backdrop for your vows while Bluestone Meadows’ rows of fragrant lavender make a gorgeous photo in the summer.