Saturday, September 19, 2015

Picnic at Sierra Foothills Wineries, with History!

Eldorado County winery, Boeger, in Placerville, encourages picnics during the beautiful September weather in the foothills right now...

This wonderful building was Boeger's first tasting room, opened in 1974, in the historic building that was the family home and winery of the Fossati-Lombardo homesteaders -- built from stones when they cleared the vineyards in the 1860's.  Get close and you'll see the Federal stamp on the door that served as the license to produce sacramental church wine during Prohbition.  Greg and Sue Boeger purchased the vineyard and winery in 1972. OF COURSE today's tasting room is big, wonderful, air-conditioned and welcoming.  Do pack that picnic and go!

Many Sierra Foothills wineries have beautiful picnic areas.

 (You can read more about Boeger and meet the family at a special meal that photographer Johan Martin photographed for my forthcoming book...sign up to get updates/alert on publication date ...

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