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Tasting room at Wofford Acres Vineyards

There’s a spirit of familiarity in El Dorado, a genuineness and authenticity that goes largely unmatched. that overlook Holly’s Hill Vineyards. We’d eaten hand-fired pizza on the deck of Gold Mountain Winery and Lodge at the very moment the sun sank behind the perfectly manicured vineyard it overlooks. Still, this dinner was the exclamation point to a realization that the wine, food and people of El Dorado are all reasons to return time and again. As we passed the wines — carefully paired with prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and sophisticated melon dishes — around the table, it was impossible to ignore the spirit of collaboration among the wineries. Each winery harbors a simple and authentic approach to making wine, but on this night, whether it was the Rose from Miraflores, the Barbera from Mastroserio or the Toscanello from Nello Olivo Wines, individual winemakers poured a second glass of their competitors’ wines, sipped them slowly and complimented them genuinely. Central California Life

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Central California Life Summer 2015  
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