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 monthWhile 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. Madroña Vineyards, Lava Cap Winery, Boeger Winery, Fenton Herriott Vineyards, Wofford Acres and the brand-new Starfield Vineyards are open throughout the spring. Enjoy a glass of the region’s signature Barbera overlooking gorgeous foothill and valley views. 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. Time Out Spa pampers its guests with massage, facials, Vichy treatments and more. Time Out caters to women but does provide services for men in the afternoons. For a bit of extra indulgence, stay the night in the elegant country manor and just relax!
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.