Explore A New Route To South Lake Tahoe

  • During the partial and full closures, take advantage of the beautiful alternate route to get to Lake Tahoe.
  • The alternate route to South Lake Tahoe unfolds a surprising new adventure of history, scenery and discovery.
  • When travelling remember to practice safe social distancing and wear a face mask if you visit any local businesses.
  • Learn on ways to travel responsibly in El Dorado County here.

Apple Hill Visits – Plan Ahead

As we enter into the busiest time of year, the Apple Hill Growers
look forward to welcoming visitors this harvest season. While this year will be different than
years past, guests will still be able to enjoy the same, freshly harvested fall fruits and
vegetables, mouth-watering baked goods and first-class wine. Grower farms continue to work
with county officials to maximize the health and safety of all guests and employees.
Farms and wineries are implementing protocols in accordance with California Industry
Guidance for COVID-19 operations. There are a few tips that every visitor should know while
planning their visit.
 Masks are required. Guests and employees will be wearing them.
 Please consider keeping groups to household members only.
 Businesses have been configured to allow for appropriate social distancing in all areas,
including additional sanitation measures.
 Businesses are implementing safe payment options.
 Some farms and wineries are taking reservations for visits and you-pick activities, so call
ahead to be sure.
“Visiting our farms is a tradition for many families and we’re dedicated to making sure everyone
feels safe while enjoying all that our farms and wineries have to offer,” said Chris Delfino of
Delfino Farms and president of the Apple Hill Growers Association. “We want guests to know
that we are doing everything we can to make sure they have a fun and memorable experience
On the busiest weekends in October there may be additional distancing measures in place. It’s
always a good reminder that most Apple Hill farms open around Labor Day and are open well
into November so you can visit throughout the season and avoid peak visiting times on October
weekends. Weekdays are also an ideal time to enjoy our fall fruits including apples and
pumpkins, pies, apple cider and wine.
As you make your plans to visit, we recommend that you check member websites, social media,
or call ahead for any last-minute details to ensure a fun and successful experience. For more
information visit www.applehill.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook at
“Our member farms look forward to welcoming you during Harvest Season 2020,” Delfino said.

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