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Explore the Wine of El Dorado w/ Somms

Placerville, United States

Experience hosted by Cooper

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Want to taste the hidden gems of El Dorado with two Certified Sommeliers? We will hand pick our favorite wines from the region.

We’ll start with an overview of what happens in the vineyard, production styles, geography, and history of the AVA of El Dorado. After a general knowledge is established about the wine of the Sierra Foothills, we will teach you how to properly taste a wine. We will move from the visual assessment, to the olfactory, and last (but not least), the tasting.

We will taste 5 of our favorite local wines from different wineries all over El Dorado, comparing and contrasting what is in the glass, and drawing conclusions about the specific micro-climates, wine production styles, grape varieties, and all the other factors that influence a glass of wine! By the end of the class you will have a great understanding of El Dorado as an emerging wine region and of wine in general!

Our goal is to make our wine class approachable to all skill levels and to take the intimidation out of discussing wine. We will talk like friends and not make you feel uncomfortable to ask any questions! We try to take the snob out of wine.

This is a perfect class for those traveling to Placerville and desire the ability to taste multiple different wines of our impressive region without having to dedicate multiple days to touring around vineyards.
Want to taste the hidden gems of El Dorado with two Certified Sommeliers? We will hand pick our favorite wines from the region.

We’ll start with an overview of what happens in the vineyard, production styles, geography, and history of the AVA of El Dorado. After a general knowledge is established about the wine of the Sierra Foothills, we will teach you how to properly taste a wine. We will move from the visual assessment, to the olfa…

What's included

  • Food
    Bread or crackers will be provided to clear our palates between tastes.
  • Drinks
    We will provide 5 glasses of local wine. Generally speaking, it will be 2 w...

Meet your host, Cooper

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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HELLO! My husband and I are both Advanced 3rd Level Sommeliers and are currently students in the Diploma program (Level IV) of WSET. We have a passion for all things wine and studied to be Sommeliers in Milan, Italy. I’m a native grown Placervillian and have a passion for Biodynamic farming.

Marco, my husband, is a Tuscan born Italian with a huge pride for his wine rooted heritage. I met him in Italy and studied wine alongside him while toasting our studies with many glasses of Chianti. We both work at wineries in the region and have hands on experience tasting and working alongside winemakers.

We love sharing our passion and knowledge with anyone who is interested in learning more about one of the most underrated wine regions in the world: El Dorado!
HELLO! My husband and I are both Advanced 3rd Level Sommeliers and are currently students in the Diploma program (Level IV) of WSET. We have a passion for all things wine and studied to be Sommeliers in Milan, Italy. I’m a native grown Placervillian and have a passion for Biodynamic farming.

Marco, my husband, is a Tuscan born Italian with a huge pride for his wine rooted heritage. I met him in Italy and studied wine alongside him while toasting our studies with many glasses of Chian…
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Where you'll be

We will be on our gorgeous 1000 square ft deck overlooking a valley of trees, 5 minutes from down town Placerville. The atmosphere on the deck is quite amazing. All the photos featured are from our beautiful deck!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Emily
November 2019
Cooper was extremely knowledgeable about wine and in my 5 years going to wine country on the weekends and tasting I think I learned the most from her during this experience so close to home here in North Beach! She shares with you her love of wine as well as stories from her travels in Italy and of becoming a sommelier there. No matter if you are a local or just visiting SF I would definitely recommend this wine experience to you for a taste of Italy!
Cooper was extremely knowledgeable about wine and in my 5 years going to wine country on the weekends and tasting I think I learned the most from her during this experience so clos…
Briana
November 2019
Cooper and her husband, Marco, were excellent hosts who immediately made us feel welcome and comfortable. They were both so knowledgable about wine and shared so many wonderful tid bits that I had not previously known before the class. Also, they sent us home with a list of their favorite wine recommendations, which I cannot wait to try out! Would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in getting a deeper understanding of Italian wines!
Cooper and her husband, Marco, were excellent hosts who immediately made us feel welcome and comfortable. They were both so knowledgable about wine and shared so many wonderful tid…
Alexis
November 2019
Cooper was an amazing host! She is very knowledgeable about wine, and was able to answer every question we had. I learned a lot about the taste, smell and color of wine that I did not know before. Definitely have some new wine skills now to impress my friends!
Cooper was an amazing host! She is very knowledgeable about wine, and was able to answer every question we had. I learned a lot about the taste, smell and color of wine that I did…
Anthony
November 2019
Such a lovely time with Cooper and the group, I learned SO much about wine and it's gonna be super useful for when I go buy wine on my own. Would definitely take this experience again when I have more time.
Alyssa
November 2019
Cooper was so nice! She and Marco are very knowledgable and super fun to talk to. Plus amazing Italian food recommendations in the city. :)

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

A willingness to learn and a plethora of questions to ask us!