Come for the Wine. Stay for the View.
Come savor our award-winning, small-batch wines while overlooking gorgeous canyon views. Reservations are strongly encouraged, as we have limited space, and are following COVID-19 protocol. Please contact us through the following link for reservation times and availability. We look forward to welcoming you to Wofford Acres Vineyards!
About Wofford Acres Vineyards
Mike, Paul and Ann purchased this beautiful property, overlooking the South Fork of the American River, in 2003. Before the previous owners planted grape vines it had been an apple orchard and now there are five acres of grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Petite Sirah, Petite Verdot, Syrah and Viognier. Yes, it snows (a few inches at a time), yes, there are bears (mostly in the Fall) and mountain lions (occasionally), and yes, there are rattlesnakes (more than Ann likes). Is it a ton of work? Absolutely! Is it “living the dream”? Sometimes… mostly on summer evenings, with a glass of wine in hand…
Molino De Viento
Syrah Rosé, El Dorado - Estate
The wine explodes with bright pomegranate, strawberry and cranberry aromas. Firm acidity gives the wine a refreshing tartness. Flavors follow to a clean and crisp lingering finish. Released for Valentine’s Day, and a wonderful accompaniment to seasonal crab, this wine is perfect for spring and summer enjoyment, and will bring cheer to any event. A great quaffer to enjoy with friends. $28
2019 LaMancha - Estate
51.4% Petite Sirah, 42.4% Nebbiolo, 6.2% Merlot
With our 2019 Vintage the wine shows impressions of cranberry, raspberry and tart cherry. Enticing flavors of berries and a hint of chocolate expand the mid pallet. Firm tannins extend the slightly smoky finish. A big wine, with loads of fruit, the LaMancha goes well with many foods and is great for barbeque. $35
Iowa Hill - non-vintage
50% Zinfandel, 35% Carignane, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon
Strawberry, blueberry, violets and spice spring from the glass. Moderately full bodied yet supple in finish, this is a great wine to enjoy with any spring and summer fare. $23
2018 Syrah - Estate
Bright blueberry, plum and ripe cherry aromas with hints of cedar and spice lead to the full red fruit flavors. Lingering sweet oak leads to a rich and full finish. Tasting great right now this wine will add to any rich cuisine or BBQ fare and should be age gracefully for another three years. $40
2017 "Bearly There" Merlot
Estate - El Dorado
75% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petite Verdot
A dark purple and magenta color leads to deep aromas of ripe plum and new leather with hints of chocolate. Ripe red fruit impressions in the mouth are extended by a rich and full finish. The wine is firm in tannins and finishes with lingering blackberry and sweet oak. This wine tastes great right now and will add to any rich cuisine or BBQ fare, with proper storage should age gracefully for another three years. $50
2018 "Bearly There"
Estate - El Dorado
70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petite Verdot
A dark purple and magenta color leads to deep aromas of ripe plum and new leather with hints of chocolate. Ripe red fruit impressions in the mouth are extended by a rich and full finish. The wine is firm in tannins and finishes with lingering blackberry and sweet oak. This wine tastes great right now and will add to any rich cuisine or BBQ fare, with proper storage should age gracefully for another three years. $45
South Fork Hard Cider
(Methode Champenoise) Juice from Barsotti's Family Juice Company
Luscious apple aromas entice the taster to a crisp dry cider. The slight spirtz highlights green apple tartness with delicate Fuji apple perfume. Bright and refreshing this cider is thoroughly enjoyable as a summer quaff or a great accompaniment to any lighter fare. $20
Meet Our Team
After making gold medal winning wines for 29 harvests winemaker Paul Wofford moved to Camino in 2003 to start Wofford Acres Vineyards with wife Ann and brother Mike. At the California State Fair, Wofford Acres Vineyards has received the "Best Red Blend for the Sierra Foothill Region" and gold medals for their unique LaMancha Red Blend because of Paul's expertise. Paul's winemaking experience began with a B.S. Degree in Geology and then graduate studies in Enology at Fresno State University. He then continued on in the cellars at Clos du Val and Zaca Mesa. His years as the winemaker for Martin Ray and Bargetto Winery have made his name synonymous with creating excellent wines..
Kristina showed up at WAV 10 years ago, and she hasn’t left. Kristina has become Paul’s apprentice, and her real love is helping in the vineyard. She is also the official foot-stomper for the Aldonza and self-appointed Sale Room Manager. She loves the ciders, and trying new wines, but she always has a place in her heart for the LaMancha. Kristina lives in Camino with her 4-legged best friend Frankie and her two cats.
Ann’s childhood memories of her dad making wine called “La Mancha Red” with his fellow “garagistes” led to the naming of WAV’s flagship wine. A proud East Coaster and NJ native, she has lived in CA since 1986; she came to the West Coast to visit a friend, and stayed after meeting Paul. Her favorite grape is Gewurztraminer, and when she isn’t doing winery work she reads and does NYT crossword puzzles in ink.
Kathy and Ann met when their kids were in kindergarten together, and bonded over wine when the kids had to stay home with chickenpox… They have been BFFs ever since, so when Kathy moved to El Dorado County shortly after WAV was purchased she was the perfect person to help out in the Sales Room. Her favorite wine remains the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, and every year she asks Paul why he can’t make it again…
Carl began in the Sales Room May 2008. Through the years he dumped grapes into the crusher, was “cork guy” for bottling, bought a giant truck because WAV needed one for grape bin transportation (THAT is a friend!!!), and manned the outside tasting counter on the crazy October weekends, selling the heck out of the Molino de Viento. He was an honor to the WAV shirt and hat, and we miss him terribly.
Mike became involved in wine because of his brother, Paul. Over the years, he has helped Paul with different aspects of the wine making process, especially the consumption of his fine wines. Mike found our property in 2002 and WAV opened their doors October 2003. He likes to say the purchase was “lock, stock and barrel” because there were grapes on the vine ready to harvest, wine in barrels and bottled wine ready to sell.
Mike handles the financial aspects of the winery, vineyard work, and tasting and sales. He is usually the one serving at fundraisers in the Sacramento area but also pours in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. Mike is very proud that WAV helps our local communities as much as possible, and especially proud of the October weekend fundraiser when donations go to organizations helping Cancer patients.
After several years as a WAV VIP Sarah showed up on a day WAV was short-handed, and landed behind the counter pouring the wines she knew so well. She is now a regular face at WAV, picking grapes as well as helping with the Fall crowds. Sarah juggles her time at WAV with three children and her own school schedule studying for a bachelor’s in Clinical Nutrition- ask her about vegan pairings with the wines!
Reservations and Orders
Our days and hours of operation change seasonally. We recommend reservations, but walk-ins are welcome as space allows. For reservations, or to order wines to be shipped, please use the following contact button. We look forward to seeing you!
Wofford Acres Vineyards
1900 Hidden Valley Lane | Camino, CA, 95709
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