Sacramento and the Gold Country Sights

Apple Hill

  • About 5 miles east of Hwy. 49; take Camino exit from U.S. 50 Map It
  • Placerville
  • Farm/Ranch

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

During the fall harvest season (September through December), the members of the Apple Hill Growers Association open their orchards and vineyards for apple and berry picking, picnicking, and wine and cider tasting. Start your tour at High Hill Ranch, where there are fishing ponds for kids (they'll clean and pack the fish for you). Nibble on apple doughnuts or buy jewelry from local crafters. Stop at Larsen Apple Barn, a legacy farm. Family-favored Kid’s Inc. serves apples pie and empanadas, and you can sample Cabernet and Bordeaux-style blends at Grace Patriot Wines, and fresh-pressed juices at Barsotti. Stop at Wofford Acres Vineyard just to see a dramatic view of the American River canyon below. Traffic on weekends is often backed up, so take the Camino exit or go during the week to avoid the crowds (although kid-centric events are on weekends).

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About 5 miles east of Hwy. 49; take Camino exit from U.S. 50, Placerville, California, 95667, USA

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Published 07/06/2016


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