About Us


The purpose of the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association is to promote premium wine grape growing and the wine grape industry in El Dorado County.

EDWGGA activities include:

  • Monthly meetings for members, many of which include programs on wine grape growing and the wine industry
  • Field trips to observe and discuss vineyard management and various aspects of wine grape growing.
  • Promoting El Dorado County as a premium wine grape growing region
  • Sponsoring the Frank Herbert Memorial Award and the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Award at the El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition.
  • Hosting a Holiday Season party and other social events throughout the year to facilitate grower camaraderie and communication.
  • Cooperating with the UC Davis Cooperative Extension on vineyard research and Foothill Grape Day.


Membership is available to anyone who grows wine grapes commercially, or who is in the process of planning and developing a commercial vineyard in El Dorado County.

Meeting Dates

Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Building at 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Occasionally meetings are held in conjunction with summer field trips to various vineyards and wineries. A meeting is usually skipped during the harvest season. See our calendar of events for more details.

2015 Board Members

El Dorado Winegrape Growers Association

P.O. Box 2121
Placerville, CA

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