This gem of a winery in California’s Sierra Foothills region is representative of the modern, elegant style of winemaking for which the historic Gold Rush area is becoming known. Balance, freshness, quality, and high relative value are now the keywords for Miraflores’ Zinfandels and the Foothills new wave of international varietal wines, in general.

Located in the forested Pleasant Valley, El Dorado County, this state of the art estate winery that was founded by Colombian-born Dr. Victor Alvarez in 2003 is producing a series of Zinfandels and other varietals that are among the very finest in El Dorado – and California in general.

Elegant, pure, balanced and refined, Miraflores Zinfandels contradict any notions that Zinfandel is somehow always “overblown.” As for bottlings to look for, Miraflores’ Yellow Block Zinfandel is a flavors-driven signature limited estate bottling by winemaker Fernando Abarca and consulting wine master, Marco Capelli, that embodies the region’s best traits.

Dr. Alvarez invites visitors to order a light picnic or experience one of the winery’s imaginative culinary events, or, after one of their expertly guided estate vineyard hikes, relax on the patio by the elegant, gurgling fountain and savor the expressive wines that speak of the Sierras’ bright sunlight, cool nights, and granite-filled soils.