Placerville takes credit for being located “just above the fog-line, and just below the snow-line.”
Lewis Grace Vineyards (link) is nestled in this gorgeous sunbelt of the California foothills.
It’s a region that draws visitors to it year round.
Families, who had been stuck at home with antsy children, flocked to the country in hopes of fresh air.
The Apple Hill region is dotted with farms that offer fresh baked goods, fruit, Christmas trees and WINE.
Owners, Steve and Bea, have honed in the art of hospitality.
With their enticing line of wines and gracious setting, wine fans have every reason to slow down and enjoy!
At my tasting, the winery allowed guests to bring their own food in. Guests can bring picnic items or take out to fit their needs. (please check current guidelines.)
Outdoor patio seating arrangements offer plenty of social distancing space, with nearby
vineyards and views of distant hills...the perfect setting for those selfies!
For the Wine Tasting:
The wines on their tasting menu were under “Cool & Crisp” or “Warm & Cozy,” giving tasters a preview of what to expect.
Wines are available by the bottle, glass, or a tasting flight.
We chose a flight with a combination of white and red wines.
This is typically my favorite. I feel as if I’m walking through the story of their craft.
For their “Cool & Crisp” wines:
For their “Warm & Cozy” wines:
2014 Aboriginal Red:
Also look for Grace Patriot: Pinot Gris, Petite Sirah, Barbera, their smooth and luscious Estate grown Pinot Noir, as well as dessert wines.
Lewis Grace winery is open most days, which makes it idea for when you want to
skip the crowds and enjoy a weekday tasting. The wines and setting were so lovely, we came back with close family.
Cheers to your next distance-friendly wine tasting.
The flavors and impressions I enjoyed may spur you to try Lewis Grace wines and
discover your own fondness for their family crafted wines.
A toast to you and your next outdoor wine tasting.
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