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Crystal Basin Cellars

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Best wine tasting...ever

My wife and I had a Groupon for barrel tasting and a bottle of wine. Even though the owner had... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Tucson, Arizona
Crushing Grenache Grapes and Wine Tasting

Spent a delightful afternoon watching Grenache Grapes being crushed, talking to Mike, the owner... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Deb J
Portland, Oregon
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“barrel room”(3 reviews)
Crystal Basin Cellars is a circle of friends who are sharply focused on creating small batches of wines of outstanding quality. Our long-standing, world-class El Dorado grape sources complement our minimalist, handmade winemaking style to create...more
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3550 Carson Rd, Camino, CA 95709-9330
+1 530-647-1767
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

My wife and I had a Groupon for barrel tasting and a bottle of wine. Even though the owner had failed to put us on the calendar and they were busy with both the crush and getting ready for a golf tournament they were sponsoring,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Spent a delightful afternoon watching Grenache Grapes being crushed, talking to Mike, the owner, about the 2018 harvest and tasting wines. Left with 19 bottles of wine!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deb J
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

These guys know how to have fun. Visited with my special buddy who knows her wine... and oh do they have tasty blends. Found the Victoria and Triumphante Grand Reserves to be particularly smooth and velvety. As they say..don’t judge a book, or rather, in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We had been to a number of winerys in the Apple Hill area over the last few years and saw this one on the Web. It was raining, windy and the slopes weren't so appealing so we thought of going wine tasting. We walked in...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This is a neat, funky little winery just off Hwy 50 east of Placerville. The wines are OK but the staff is really friendly and fun, making the whole experience that much more enjoyable. This ain't Napa Toto so dial back your expectations and have...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Crystal_Basin, Owner at Crystal Basin Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

Thanks for your review! Stop by next time you are in our area and try some of our 2014 vintage wines!

Reviewed 16 June 2016

If you are looking for a laid back, down to earth, and not so "stuffy" wine tasting experience? Well look no further!! The Crystal Basin Wineries is the best winery in the area! They are located near Apple Hill in El Dorado County, the atmosphere...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank ChanitaTravels
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I created our own wine tour for two couples. We booked a six passenger limo with North Tahoe Limousine--Eric was the best and they did a fantastic job for us as well. We had some traffic delays, so we adjusted our winery visits and dining....More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

I found this place thanks to my best friend that stopped to get a soda but knowing me and looking at the road signs she mentioned to wine tasting and well, we had to. It was busy specially Sunday so yeah but still people managed...More

Reviewed 2 February 2015

Went here for a CAB and CRAB feed and had a great time. Had never been here before and all of the employees/staff were very nice and accommodating! Tasted some wines first and then went in to the dinner. The food was fantastic and plenty...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

By far the best winery in apple hill area I have tried. This place sits behind two wineries from the street. The small shed tasting room shouldn't deter one from trying. First notice the full room. It's like a party. Greeted promptly from the friendly...More

1  Thank Denny T
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