Mountains Wine Adventure - Wine Country surrounding American River

American River Wine Adventures

Grape harvest time at vineyards near the American River.The onset of autumn around here means excitement in the vineyards! It’s harvest time and local grape growers, winemakers and wine lovers celebrate the grape gathering with harvest festivals, and crush events.

During your stay at American River Resort, you can drive a few miles in almost any direction to experience the unique variety of wines produced in and around our beautiful river valley.

American River Wine and Ag Trail


A good place to start is to visit the wineries on the American River Wine & Ag Trail. They’re nearest to us and feature friendly tasting rooms and award-winning wines.


Wine enthusiasts will want to book an extra day or two in one of our luxury cabins or RV sites and explore the El Dorado Wine Region’s 70-plus wineries!

Driving through the area’s backroads between wineries, you’ll see fantastic foothill and mountain views, and the autumn colors are spectacular.

Visiting the wineries, you’ll discover there’s something special about the wines here. They’re produced by heroic winemakers who are undaunted by the endless variety of elevations and micro terroirs of our terrain. If you’re adventurous, you’ll taste some unique and truly visionary wines!

At El Dorado Winery Association’s website you can read about the birth of this region’s winemaking during the Gold Rush and find out how the experimental spirit of our winemakers (growing over 50 varieties of grapes) makes the El Dorado Wine Region unique and venerated by connoisseurs and everyday wine drinkers alike.

At find a complete list of wineries–all within a reasonable drive from American River Resort. Also find maps and links to winery websites for seasonal wine offerings and events.

El Dorado Wine Region wineries

We hope you enjoy your stay at American River Resort and enjoy a fantastic wine adventure just down — or up — the river from here!