This is the time of year when the apple blossoms display their amazing beauty all across the Apple Hill area east of Placerville. There will be literally thousands of apple trees in full bloom spread across seemingly endless acres of beautiful countryside. In addition, are some of the El Dorado Wineries scattered among the farms that will be offering wine tasting to the attendees. Click here for a detailed brochure of the various events at the participating businesses.
The Rapetti Christmas Tree Farm will be coordinating the Apple Blossom Cross Country Run along a scenic route through the orchards, vineyards, and Christmas trees. Click here for registration and detailed information.
Barsotti Family Juice Company invites you to join them at Kids’ Inc. on May 1st for an entire day of activities and picnic lunch. Events include Run/Walk, Wine Tasting, Fudge Workshop, Wagon Rides, BBQ, Bike Ride, Raffles, Bonus Fun for Kids, and much, much more! Click here for more details, location, and registration.
Boeger Winery is known for their outstanding landscaping and gardens. Boeger is offering an opportunity to learn what it takes to garden like a professional. You can spend a Sunday morning learning how to do it from landscape artist, Mo Daly. RSVP: [email protected]
Boa Vista Orchards is offering complimentary wine and dessert pairings with their award winning apple wines and apple-blackberry wines. El Dorado Orchards is suggesting you bring the kids to ride the trail during the Blossom Train Run.
Fenton-Herriot Vineyards is offering complimentary tasting in their newly renovated tasting room along with some barrel futures.
Fudge Factory Farm will have complimentary chocolate and fudge tasting. For a $5 fee, you can join a workshop to create a chocolate apple blossom pop just for fun.
Jack Russel Farm Brewery is releasing their new Harvest Apple Ale on the Festival Weekend. Contact the brewery at 530-647-9420 or click here for their web site.
Kids Inc. is hosting a benefit event for the Joan Barsotti Scholarship Fund which will provide fun for the whole family. Plans include a BBQ, live music, children’s book readings, cooking school for kids, adult bike trips through the Apple Hill Area, and much more. Click here to purchase tickets.
Larsen Apple Barn will feature a quilt show and quilt raffle. Kids can create their own pincushion and an apple dumpling. The bake shop will also be open.
Lava Cap Winery will offer complimentary tasting of their limited reserve wines on April 30th. May 1st will be their 25th Anniversary Party with live music and food for purchase with a fee of $5 per person. Click here for more info.
Madrona Vineyards will be featuring picnic pairings with their new releases. Specialty meats will be supplied by Smokey Ridge Charcuterie. Picnic lunches will be available for purchases.
Mother Lode Orchards invites you to come by and pick up a complimentary gift basket to commemorate the Apple Blossom Festival. This is a limited edition item; only 100 available.
ParaVi Vineyards will waive their tasting fee for those with a trail run glass.
Pine O’ Mine offers a free wagon ride and suggests bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy the view.
Rainbow Orchards invites you to enjoy hot apple cider donuts and fresh apple cider. You can also picnic and take a stroll among the blossoms in the orchard.
Smokey Ridge will have their farmstand open with samplings of their gourmet condiments, preserves, sausages and cured meats.
Wofford Acres Vineyards is offering a chance to taste barrel futures down in the cellar for a donation of $5 toward finding a cure for prostate cancer.
The Apple Blossom Festival takes place on April 30thand May 1st. Hours vary at the different facilities, so check the web sites for details. Click here to get a printable brochure with a map included. The Apple Hill and El Dorado Wine regions are about an hour east of Sacramento off highway 50.