The Sierra Foothills region has a unique way of appealing to a wide variety of people who want to experience very different things on their California adventure. Of course, Yosemite National Park is the main attraction for many visitors. But you’re if you’re a wine lover, the area’s boutique wineries are a close second. One of our favorite spots for a Yosemite wine tasting is nearby Yosemite Cellars, which offers a unique location and delicious samples.
Groveland, CA, is a fantastic place for adventure. But the area also offers a bevy of annual events, delicious restaurants and even wineries to visit. Find out the best places for Yosemite wine tasting, dining, shopping and more in our free Vacation Guide. It contains our local insight and suggestions to help you make the most of your trip.
If you’re looking for a relaxed setting in which to enjoy great wines and beautiful surroundings, look no further than Yosemite Cellars. This hidden gem is located on the outskirts of Groveland about 12 minutes from Hotel Charlotte. This family-owned vineyard and winery is a dream come true for owners Cheryl and Ron Harms. The land on which the winery sits was purchased by Ron’s parents in 1958 as a home site. The location provides picture-perfect views at nearly every turn.
Today, the vineyard and winery sits 3,000 feet above sea level and produces wine made exclusively from grapes grown on the estate. Through the use of sustainable farming practices and careful pruning and weed management, these beautiful grapes have been able to thrive and flourish.
Yosemite Cellars is known for wines that reflect the “true character” of the fruit. Sample their Syrah, Rose, Tannat and more, and be sure to buy a bottle or two to take home and enjoy after your trip.
Yosemite Wine Tasting at Yosemite Cellars
Wine tastings are offered every Saturday from May through September from 12 – 5 p.m. Please make an appointment prior to arrival. The wine tastings are held in an outdoor venue with views of the vineyard and the Sierra Foothills.
Other Fantastic Wineries to Visit
If you are interested in conducting a few more Yosemite wine tastings during your trip, there are several other wineries in California near Yosemite. Select from Twisted Oak, Yankee Hill, Coppermine, Chatom, Hatcher, Newsome-Harlow, and La Folia, to name a few.
Come and Stay with Us at the Charlotte Hotel
After an exciting day of exploring some of the best wineries in California, unwind by staying in the most luxurious lodging possible! Hotel Charlotte is a historic bed and breakfast in Groveland that provides comfortable furnishings, excellent amenities, and a charming rustic environment. Stay in one of our 12 rooms or rent one of our cozy cottages.
From here, you can explore the many attractions of our surrounding town of Groveland, adventure through the magnificent Yosemite National Park, or simply spend time unwinding in our relaxing environment; we have an elegant living room, friendly and helpful staff, and even our very own restaurant to accommodate all of your needs! Don’t wait to start planning your dream vacation; check our availability and book your stay today!