El Dorado Wine Grape GrowersFun Group, Years of Knowledge, Helpful Members, Monthly Meetings & Much More...
alifornia's wine grape cultivation began in El Dorado County even before the Gold Rush of 1849. Topography, soils and altitudes in our area create varied microclimates consistent with the best known grape growing regions of the world. The premium grapes grown in these settings are ideally suited for diversification of wine product lines, unique offerings to wine clubs, or differentiation in today's competitive marketplace.
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Join the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers and you will receive all the benefits membership brings. We have monthly meeting to discuss current issues and best practices. We have special guests at the meeting that help all growers learn and become better farmers.
We look forward to meeting you.
Next Meeting - October 19th
Speaker - El Dorado Ag Commissioner Charlene Carveth - Regulations and forms necessary to operate as a commercial vineyard in El Dorado County
Meeting - November 16th
Elections and Wine Writer Barbara Keck "Wineries of the Sierra Foothills"
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Sumu Kaw Vineyards is located in the Pleasant Valley area of El Dorado County at an elevation of 3000 feet. Our first vines were planted in 1994 with the remainder in 1997, We have completed all the requirements for Fish Friendly Farms and though we are not certified organic, we have been using organic sprays and have stopped use of herbicides in the last few years. Most of our acreage is planted in Rhone varietals, but we also have Nebbiolo, Zinfandel seven varieties of port grapes, a few of which are listed below.