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Schedule a Tasting Visit!

Find yourself immersed in authentic ranch hospitality while tasting estate grown wines farmed and hand-crafted by the winemaking couple of Cedar Creek Ranch & Vineyards: Karen Wood & Gingerlei Afuola.

When you arrive, expect to be treated to an unmatched tasting experience learning firsthand what it means to produce ultra-premium wines, the significance of “terroir” in describing and evaluating wines, and how food & wine can be paired to enhance your overall eating and drinking experience whether its pizza night, backyard BBQ, Sunday brunch or a fine dining experience!

Come as friends, leave as family & take these special wines home from your ranch visit!

Healthy Vineyard

Cedar Creek Ranch & Vineyards was established in 1997 when Karen first purchased the property located in Mount Aukum, California bordering Amador and El Dorado Counties in the Sierra Foothills.

The 80 acre ranch property was once part of the lucrative Umatilla Gold Mine situated along the Wells Fargo "Cedar Creek Trail" during the California Gold Rush.

Today, this area is known as the prestigious “Fair Play” American Viticulture Area where Cedar Creek stands out as a premier producer of ultra-premium single vineyard wines.

Vineyard Harvest

In 1999, the first wine grapes were planted on the ranch to Rhone & Italian varietals Viognier, Syrah, Petite Sirah & Sangiovese; with our first Bordeaux varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 2015.

These very well-loved & cared-for vines consistently produce elegant, aromatic, full-bodied wines with a lasting mid-palate richness; all true to varietal character, and built to age.  

Cedar Creek bottled their first commercial vintage in 2008 and invites you to a Tasting Visit at the ranch to experience for yourself the Real Life!