Welcome to El Dorado & Amador Counties

Today, SUVs en route to South Lake Tahoe pull off Hwy 50 to find a rolling hillside dotted with the historic towns, sun-soaked terraces and fertile soil of one of California’s burgeoning wine-growing regions. If you make the stop, don’t leave without tasting a glass of regional Zinfandel, which, like the locals, is packed with earthy attitude and regional character. It’s also worth the detour to pause at the shore where a glint of gold caught James Marshall’s eye.

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