Lake Tahoe Travel Guide


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Lake Tahoe Bay Wineries

As you make your way up to the Tahoe Basin, you’ll drive through several wonderful grape and wine producing regions. 

Scroll down the page to discover wine producers from Placerville and Camino on the California side, and Genoa on the Nevada side.

Lake Tahoe Bay Wineries

Tahoe Ridge Winery

105 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701    (775) 473-1790

Tahoe Ridge is the pioneer of the Nevada wine and grape growing industry. We developed the first vineyard in the state in 1990 and produced the first commercial wine in the history of the state from Nevada grown grapes in 2001.

Boeger Winery

1709 Carson Road Placerville, California 95667   (530) 622-8094

Boeger is committed not only to making the highest quality wines, but to pushing the boundaries of winemaking as well. Greg Boeger was one of the state’s first producers of a varietal Merlot when it was virtually unheard of in California. Today he is a pioneer of innovative blends, drawing from over twenty-five varieties of grapes grown at the estate. Boeger is quickly becoming known for bringing new and uncommon varietals to the market place. We look forward to your visits!

Gold Hill Vineyard

5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville, CA 95667.   (530)-626-6522

Gold Hill Vineyard has been producing gold medal winning Bordeaux style reds and Chardonnay since 1985. Recently the winery has  increased its offerings to include Italian and Rhone varietals.

Jodar Vineyards & Winery

Tasting Room – 3405 Carson Court, Camino CA   530-644-3474

Those of you who have “survived” the trip to our remote vineyard and winery, as well as those who have been daunted by it, will welcome the opportunity to taste our award winning wines surrounded by the warmth and comfort of our beautiful tasting room, with views almost as delightful as our wines.



What’s on Tap


Lake Tahoe Festivals & Events:


Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival—7/8 – 8/21

North Lake—Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal in hand and first-class entertainment before you…

Labor Day Lake Tahoe Fireworks Extravaganza—9/4/16 @ 08:30 PM

South Lake—This pyrotechnic exhibition explodes over Lake Tahoe after dusk and features a variety of patterns, shapes, and designs.

Big Band Jazz Concert at the Sugar Pine Point State Park—9/4/16

West Lake—Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic, low-back chairs, blankets, and be prepared to have fun.

The Great Reno Balloon Race—9/9 – 9/11/16

Reno—This is the 35th year for one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events! It attracts nearly 100 hot air balloons

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.


Top Attractions:

Winter Outdoor Activities  – 2015/16

The ski areas were finally blessed with SNOW! The recent drought took its toll, but finally were seeing some action…

Summer Outdoor Activities – 2016

Lake Tahoe  – In a couple of months, Lake Tahoe will be bursting with outdoor activities!

Desolation Wilderness Area 

Awesome hiking from late spring to late summer. 


For more information on local attractions, click on the Lake Tahoe Attractions or Recreational Activities.



The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. During the summer months, Lake Tahoe is inundated with tourists making driving challenging. Another issue, is the warm summer months are the best to complete road work. This combination can create very long delays in certain sections. Go to to learn about road conditions. 

Yes, It’s Still Water! California’s extreme drought has created some long-term consequences. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing may be impacted. It has also create EXTREME fire conditions, so be sure to check with local authorities about campfire and camp stove regulations.   

The Plague! It sounds medieval, but chipmunks and squirrels around Lake Tahoe can carry the Plague and health officials urge caution. Click here to learn more.

Yellow Jackets! I don’t know why it’s so bad this season, but from Tahoe City south  along the beaches the bees are everywhere! Click here to learn more.


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