Mining Camp Winery

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Appellation: El Dorado Viticultural Area
Location: 4801 Rock Barn Road
Shingle Springs, California 95682
Phone: (530)677-6501
Winemaker: Bill Thompson
Tasting Room: Small
Days/Hours: Thur thru Sun, 11:00 to 5:00
Parking: Small
Picnic Facilities: Picnic Tables Available.
Red Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Port Style, Pinot Noir
White Wines: Chardonnay
Production: 1000 cass


The Winery

Mining Camp is an example of a small, single operator sized Foothill winery. The winery itself is in a small barn style building with the tasting room in the front. The tasting room is small and cozy. When you drive up the gravel driveway, the road winds itself in a circle around the winery and the parking is on the left as you almost finish the circle.

The Vineyards

The estate vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. All other varietals are purchased from vineyards throughout the Foothills growing region.

The Wines

Currently the winery offers Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and a Merlot Port. A Pinot Noir is coming soon.

The Winemaker

Bill Thompson is a retired Engineer/Chemist from the Space Industry who worked on such projects as the space shuttle. Like so many winemakers in California, he got his start as an award winning home winemaker who decided to make it a profession. He considers himself a history buff and has quite a bit of knowledge of the El Dorado County area.  

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