We are a family owned winery nestled in the heart of Gold Country, along Historic Highway 49 and the American River. Our handcrafted proprietary blends and varietal wines reflect our commitment to produce the best of the best made from grapes sourced from our two Estate Vineyards and the finest vineyard sites in the region. Experience our exceptional hospitality in our tasting room, gift shop, and beautiful outdoor vineyard pavilion, where you can enjoy our winery events, host your own weddings and events, or stay awhile at our Estate Vineyard Vacation House.
Jim and Sherrie Everhart are the proprietors of H2H, who began their adventure when they purchased nine acres of mature vineyards above Salmon Falls Road overlooking Folsom Lake, called the "Pilot Hill Vineyard". The vines here are unique, grown on their own root stock, which is very rare in the vineyards of this generation. With this hilltop micro climate, exceptional farming techniques, including handpicked small lots of fruit, our winemaker handcrafts small batches of exceptional smooth balanced wines.
In June 2013 we opened our "Hart 2 Hart Vineyards and Everhart Cellars". Our winery is located in the Coloma Valley and is our primary location, it features our newly renovated wine tasting room, gift shop and event venue. We have more than 15 acres of mature vineyards with 7 different grape varietals including portugese port vines.
Come relax and enjoy the beauty of terraced picnic grounds shaded by heritage oak trees, surrounded by vineyards, fountains, rose and citrus gardens. Guests can enjoy our full wine tasting experience, by the glass or bottle, and share in the wonderful wine country experience.
Dominic Mantei, Winemaker
Dominic's passion and commitment to making excellent wine can be tasted in every bottle he produces.
He is a Fresno State Enology and Viticulture graduate who has been committed to progressing Sierra Foothills winemaking for almost 20 years. He has spent the last 10 years as Winemaker at Windwalker Vineyard, and is excited to be working with the Everharts in developing a world class brand.
Dominic's wines have proven that he is a top winemaker in the state, having consistently been awarded top awards at numerous elite competitions. He is excited to bring his winemaking style of big and balanced reds, refreshing whites and delicious dessert wines to our new brand "Everhart Cellars", and to be able to showcase the best grapes from the best vineyard locations and terroir of the Sierra Foothills.
Marco Cappelli, Winemaker
Marco Cappelli is a gifted winemaker considered to be both an artist and technician for his new and old school practices, creating fine wines that best reflect our vineyard’s terroir. In fact, his love of the vine runs deep: Marco is as comfortable tending his own El Dorado County vineyards as he is crafting wines for Hart 2 Hart.
A UC Davis graduate in enology, Marco has been making our wines since 2010. Previously, he made wines for Swanson Vineyards in Rutherford for 17 years, and apprenticed in Italy, France and Australia. Marco lives by the belief, “Wine is as integral a part of our daily lives as bread and pasta, and a whole lot more fun.”
Hart 2 Hart Vineyards and Everhart Cellars
Our winery is located in the Coloma Valley and is our primary location; it features our beautiful winetasting room, wedding and event facility, and custom crush facility. Nestled in El Dorado County's Sierra Foothills, across the highway from the South Fork of the American River and the Magnolia Ranch, a well known equestrian staging area into Cronan Ranch, it is in the perfect location for anyone looking to escape to golden wine country. Local parks are popular for hiking, horseback riding, and trail biking. Trails criss-cross the area and allow access to the South Fork of the American River, which is one of the most popular rafting rivers in the US!
The property is located between Auburn and Placerville on the historic CA Highway 49. El Dorado Hills would be a leisurely 30 minute drive and downtown Sacramento would be an hour distant. The 120 acres of beautiful rolling hillside consists of a 3,600 square foot custom vacation home, a 4,500 square foot wine tasting and custom crush facility, a 3,000 square foot covered garden wedding and event pavilion, and 15 planted acres of irrigated grapes.
The site and growing conditions are superb. The property is located in an ancient river valley in the lower foothills at an elevation of 800 to 1,000 feet. It's unique location near the South Fork of the American River and adjacent hills brings cool evening downdrafts and the soil consists of well drained decomposed granite.
Pilot Ridge Vineyard
From our hilltop at 1600 feet you have stunning 360 degree views of Folsom lake, the Sacramento valley, the coastal mountains, the buttes, Mount Diablo,the crystal mountain range and the Sierras. Did I miss anything? The morning sunrises and evening sunsets are stunning!
Then you notice the beautiful Tuscan style vineyard planted in the traditional terraced arched shape of long ago. This style of vineyard is more labor intensive because today's machinery is built for straight rows, however the beauty and romance of this style cannot be replaced. This is where our highly coveted Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown with hands on tender loving care.