Findleton Estate Winery & Vineyard is a small, family owned boutique style winery.
Voted "Best Kept Secret in El Dorado County" Findleton Estate Winery strives to produce high quality wines at affordable prices.
You can taste the award winning wines of Tom Findleton, at their charming tasting room located at 3500 Carson Road, Camino CA. There you can taste a selection from over 18 varietals of wine while enjoying a "Fine Art Gallery" experience as the Tasting Room Showcases the work of Pamela Findleton. Findleton Estate Winery produces approximately 2,500 cases of wine per year. Located at 3000 foot elevation, in the Sierra Foothills of El Dorado County, Findleton has a unique vineyard site that provides a"micro-climate." Their Estate Pinot noir is grown creekside, with cool air flow from the mountains, and well drained, chalky soils. This site, previously referred to as "Pneumonia Gulch" by the early settlers, has proven to be ideal for growing Pinot noir and the wine has qualities similar to the Pinot noir's found in Burgandy, France.
Findleton states,"We believe that wine is a product of the terroir, climate, vintage, and winemaking." Aside from their Estate Pinot noir, Findleton purchases local fruit from viticulturists who share his philosophy, and maintain a high level of attention to detail. "Our focus is on producing small lots of wines of the highest quality possible, which reflect both the vineyard and the individuals behind the winemaking."
After thirty successful years as a commercial contractor, Tom Findleton, Owner and Winemaker of Findleton Estate Winery, made the leap to pursue his true passion as a full time vintner. Tom's wife and co-owner, Pamela Findleton, is a well-known local artist and (being a lover of wine) was delighted to create the original artwork for the labels. The fusion of Art and Wine captures the vision of this family winery.
Tom and Pamela keep up with all the demands of a small family winery with the help of their five children. Angela Findleton Cardinalli manages the Tasting Room and Wine club. Tommy Findleton inheireted the artistic flair of his mother and you can find many of his artistic creations at the tasting room. Carrie Findleton, a UC Davis V&E Graduate, lends her expertise in winemaking and blending, Jeanetta Findleton uses her background in fashion and graphic design to produce the high quality labels that adorn the wine bottles, and Kevin Findleton, having worked multiple vintages overseas in New Zealand in addition to Findleton Estate, assists with the winemaking and vineyard management. Tom's brother, Larry Findleton, lends his expertise in Marketing and the rest of the Findleton Family, many from El Dorado County, provide support in multiple areas and in invaluable ways.
Tom and Pam’s six grandchildren look forward each year to help harvest the grapes from their Estate Vineyard and Tom's eldest grandson, Clayton, has worked along side his grandfather the past three years, working through harvest and both in the vineyard and cellar. Family and community resonate in the fundamental values and vision of Findleton Estate Winery.
We invite you to be our guests at the tasting room in beautiful Apple Hill and experience the amazing quality and value that our El Dorado County Foothill wines offer. We hope that you will take this experience home and share it with your friends and family. Cheers!