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Cedar Creek Ranch & Vineyards was inspired by the dreams of farmer, vintner & business woman, Karen J. Wood, who established the ranch in 1997.

Located in Mount Aukum, California, the ranch property covers 80 pristine acres bordering Amador and El Dorado Counties in the Sierra Foothills. The land was once part of the lucrative Umatilla Gold Mine situated along the Wells Fargo "Cedar Creek Trail" during the California Gold Rush.

Today, this area is known as the prestigious “Fair Play” American Viticulture Area where Cedar Creek stands out as a premier producer of ultra-premium single vineyard wines, Karen's intimate knowledge of the vineyards & high quality winemaking practices!

Vineyard Harvest

In 1999, the first wine grapes were planted on the ranch to Rhone & Italian varietals Viognier, Syrah, Petite Sirah & Sangiovese; with our first Bordeaux varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 2015.

In 2008, Karen & long-time partner Gingerlei Afuola, a woman of Samoa & cleantech entrepreneur raised in silicon valley, bottled their first vintage of limited production, ultra-premium wines grown from their estate vineyards.

These very well-loved & cared-for vines consistently produce elegant, aromatic, full-bodied wines with a lasting mid-palate richness; all true to varietal character, built to age. 

Enjoy Cedar Creek wines by contacting us direct or at select fine dining restaurants and wine collectives in our local area.