A unique and diverse agriculture thrives on the picturesque mountainsides in El Dorado County, ranging from oranges and apples to Christmas trees and grapes. The County's climate allows stone fruits to thrive on frost-free mountain ridges and coniferous trees to survive the severist winters. Luscious cherries, peaches, nectarines, and plums are noteworthy for their tree-ripened perfection. Apples and pears enjoy their most favorable growing environment, and Christmas Trees couldn't find a more welcome home!
Resource Link: Apple Hill Growers Association, (530) 644-7692, www.applehill.com
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At the base of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains, where bountiful green foothills meet steep, granitic slopes, you will find the El Dorado County Wine Country. The small, inviting wineries here offer a wine tasting experience as unique and satisfying as their backdrop suggests - a quiet place to relax and savor impressive wines. You can converse with the owners and winemakers as though you were in a friendly country kitchen. Resource Links: El Dorado Winery Association, (800) 306-3956, www.eldoradowines.org
Resource Links: El Dorado County Christmas Tree Growers, (530) 621-5885, www.chooseandcut.com
Agriculture Contact Information
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