Atop a hill at 2,500 feet elevation with panoramic views of the Sierra Foothills wine country and beyond, Fitzpatrick Winery & Lodge is Fair Play's oldest winery and America's pioneer in making wines from organically grown grapes. We feature fine hand-crafted wines made from organically grown premium wine grapes and a unique Irish Bed & Breakfast.
America's first winery and bed & breakfast under one roof, the Fitzpatrick family has been farming organically in Fair Play for four decades. Driven by 100% solar power and bio-fuel, Fitzpatrick Winery and Lodge was green before the term was born. The Fitzpatricks have created many traditions endeared by so many, like their Friday Wood-Fired Oven Pizza Nights which have run 16 years now with live local music held late April through mid-October.
Fitzpatrick Winery & Lodge is located in the Fair Play AVA (American Viticultural Area) at the heart of the California's Gold Country, in the beautiful and idyllic Sierra Foothills of El Dorado county, near historic Placerville.
Lodging Style and Amenities
Hand-crafted large log lodge with five bed and breakfast rooms, wine tasting and sales room, commercial kitchen, winery dug into hill beneath and extensive wrap-around deck and courtyard.
Wine tasting Outdoor 25 meter lap pool in season Stargazing Local hiking Nearby whitewater rafting Historical sites nearby Working living family farm
$99 to $165
18 miles east of Plymouth off E16. 18 miles south east of Placerville. 18 miles north west of HWY 88 down Omo Ranch Road
Just about an hour east of Sacramento. From Sacramento via Placerville: Take Hwy 50 East toward Placerville. Exit at Missouri Flat Road. Turn right onto Missouri Flat road and go to end (approx. 2 miles); at light turn left onto Pleasant Valley Road. Go 5+ miles (east) on Pleasant Valley Road then right at the Y onto Buck's Bar Road. Take Bucks Bar Road 5+ miles to the 4-way stop sign at Somerset corner; turn right onto Mt. Aukum Road. Go 2 miles (west) on Mt. Aukum Road to Gray's Corner then turn left onto Fairplay Road (you're in Fair Play wine country) and look for winery signs.
Fitzpatrick Winery & Lodge is a sustainable farm, vineyard and winery, CCOF Certified Organic since 1986, with a hand-crafted log lodge, 100% solar powered with 40KW photovoltaic system, all of the farm equipment and back-up generator run on biofuel.
Locally or Family Owned Business Notes
The Fitzpatrick family has been farming organically in Fair Play for four decades.
Pet Friendly Notes
Very pet friendly. All of our pets live outside and so will yours where they belong.