Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Another great El Dorado County Winery
Not too far from our Placerville Bed and Breakfast is where you will find this one. David Girard Vineyards is nestled in the Sierra foothills near where the south fork of the American River gave up its gold in 1849. The rolling hills of the 85-acre estate vineyards provide unique micro climates for producing exceptional Rhone varietals. Focusing on Syrah, Grenache, Roussanne and Viognier, wine lovers can immediately get a sense of these great vineyards. The wines have an intensity and balance that seem to be special from grapes at our elevation with our soils. Nearly all the wines are estate-grown and small-lot productions, making the tasting room a focus of the winery.