Located in Somerset, E16 Winery is built into a hillside vineyard along a wooded creek with a charming footbridge and shaded terrace. We offer unique visitor experiences with the relaxed charm of El Dorado County in a tasting room and a subterranean cavern.
E16 Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay (all rated +90 pts ) are sourced from the Russian River Valley and Bennett Valley in Sonoma County, Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, and the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County.
Syrah and Grenache Blanc are sourced from grapes grown on our mountain vineyard in the Fair Play AVA. The property is located five miles south of Somerset and above the middle fork of the Cosumnes River where the growing season is marked by warm, dry conditions.
With E16 firmly established among wine critics, the focus continues to be the making of exceptional quality Rhone varietal wines from the El Dorado County estate and carefully sought out vineyard along the California Coast.
The vineyards of Fair Play and the Russian River Valley are separated by 150 miles and 2,000 feet of elevation, but they are bonded by a commitment to honoring land and tradition with wines expressing a sense of place, longstanding partnerships with growers, and distinction in the bottle.