Northern California is known for its wineries and wine. Here are four great wine bars in El Dorado Hills and Folsom where you can try a wide range of different wines.
1. The Cellar Wine Bar in Historic Folsom, CA.
The Cellar Wine Bar is located at 727 Sutter Street #B in Historic Folsom, California. They offer 40 different wines by glass and 9 beers on tap as well. The Cellar Wine Bar didn’t open until 2008 but it’s architecture and locale will take you back to old historic times of California. It features a Tuscan countryside interior complete with a cozy fireplace. For parking you’ll have to find parking down the street or parking in the parking garage that is located within Historic Folsom. Either way walking through the historic town to get to this wine bar makes for a unique experience. This place is a favorite among Yelp reviewers, and as of March 2014, it has a 4.5/5 rating, which means this is definitely one of the top wine bars in the Greater Sacramento Area. If you’d like to know more about The Cellar Wine Bar, you can contact them directly by phone at 916-293-9332.
2. Sienna Restaurant in El Dorado Hills, CA.
Sienna Restaurant is located at 3909 Park Drive in El Dorado Hills, California. It is primarily an upscale restaurant but it also has a very large wine selection. There are over 80 wines available by bottle and 20 wines available by glass making it a great choice for those looking to try different wines. They offer many “wine dinners” which are dinners made specifically to compliment different wines. If you are looking for a meal to go with your wine this is the place to go. Sienna is considered to be one of El Dorado Hills’ top restaurants so if you do visit it make sure you are dressed appropriately and understand it does cost more than other restaurants in the area. They do suggest you make reservations and you can do so by phone at 916-941-9694. You can also call that number to get more information about Sienna as well. This is the perfect place to go for any special occasion.
3. Zia’s in El Dorado Hills, CA.
If you are looking for a more casual place to try wine in El Dorado Hills Zia’s is a great choice. Zia’s is located at 4364 Town Center Boulevard and offers gelato, wine, beer, cafe drinks, and small meals. They pride themselves in offering wines from local wineries and has a “living room” where you can sit down and relax. This is the perfect place to wind down at anytime of the day as they are open for most of the day and night seven days a week. The entire place is Italian inspired and they want you to feel like you’re part of the family when you visit. There is parking right in front of Zia’s and there are plenty of walking paths near so you can turn a visit to Zia’s into a nice romantic but casual date. If you want more information about Zia’s contact them directly by phone at 916-939-9427.
4. Whole Foods Folsom Bier Garten in Folsom, CA.
Don’t let the name fool you the Whole Foods Folsom Bier Garten is a great place to try wines as well. It is located outside in front of the Whole Foods grocery store at 270 Palladio Parkway in Folsom. It’s open from 12 to 9 Sunday through Thursday and stays open an hour later for Friday and Saturday. It is located within the Palladio shopping center in Folsom meaning that you can easily go here after or before seeing a movie at the Palladio Movie Theater. This place is great for those who want to keep it casual as the whole place is located outside. Some nights they feature live music and some nights they host wine tastings. Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 pm is happy hour where you can get $1 off any glass. If you buy a bottle of wine from the Whole Foods grocery store the Bier Garten will provide you a glass and not charge a corkage fee at all. It’s a really great place for those who love the outside nightlife. For more information you can contact them directly by phone at 916-984-8500.