Wine Tasting Tour / South Fork American River Rafting - 2 Day Specialty Trip, Sept 30

Lotus, CA /





Two-Day Whitewater Rafting + Wine Tour on the American River

Booking for Sept 30, 2023 | Additional Dates Available for Groups 

Join us in El Dorado County for a 2 day wine tasting and whitewater rafting vacation! Spend your first day being chauffeured around sipping wine from local wineries. This unique trip often includes private tours of the wineries from the owners themselves. This is available only with our company due to our close relationships with these wineries including Boeger, Madrona, Lava Cap, EverHart, Crystal Basin & More!

On day 2 enjoy a whitewater adventure on the Class 2-3+ South Fork American River AM Chili Bar Run!

Amazing riverside camping and meals are included with this unique offering from Raft California.

Upgrade your stay with a canvas tent rental. These are already set up and a great way to enjoy your stay.

Trip Information

  • Great for Bachelorette and Bachelor Parties
  • Breweries may be included (please contact us to request this)
  • Great vacation getaway from the Bay Area and Sacramento!
  • Must be 21 years to join this trip

Arrive the night prior to the first day of Wine Tasting at our South Fork American River Campground. Our Canvas Tent rentals are the perfect way to enjoy our 2 day Wine & Rafting trip in El Dorado County. You are welcome to arrive between 4pm-8pm. Dinner is not included, but there are several local places or you can cook your own meal.

Day 1: Wine Tour

  • Wake up next to the South Fork American River in Lotus and enjoy your coffee, tea or juice as you relax by the river
  • Guides will cook & serve breakfast at camp around 8:oo am
  • We depart camp for wine tasting around 10:00 am! We typically spend 45 minutes at each winery.
  • Wine tasting at a couple of the best wineries in El Dorado County.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Back to tasting!
  • Return to camp
  • Appetizers, Dinner and riverside camaraderie
  • County mandated “Quiet Hours”. You are welcome to chat within your group, but please no loud partying within the hours of 10pm to 7am.

Day 2: White Water Rafting

  • Coffee, Tea and other hot drinks in the morning after you awake to the sound of the river
  • Breakfast @ camp
  • Shuttle to Put In
  •  Trip prep and Safety Talk
  • Rafting the South Fork American River Chili Bar Run
  • Lunch back at camp
  • Fond farewells after 2 days of making new memories. You are welcome to enjoy the river at our private camp after your trip.

Rafting on Day 2 is on the Upper Chili Bar Section, where we raft from the Nugget put in down to our Campgroup (mid-river).

  • Adults ages 21 and up – due to the wine tasting day, this is non-negotiable
  • non-swimmers

Included for the rafting:

  • PFD (Personal floatation device / aka life jacket)
  • Paddle
  • Helmet
  • Professional raft guide for each raft
  • Shuttles to/from camp


Included with this overnight vacation package:

For Wine Tasting

Required Items:

    • Re-usable 20oz or more water bottle (filled with ice water)

For Rafting

Required Items:

    • Re-usable 20oz or more water bottle
    • shoes (no flip flops)

Suggested Items:

    • sunglasses (with a strap)
    • baseball hat


    • Cell Phones
    • Wallets
    • Expensive jewelry

For camping

  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • tent
  • pillow
  • flashlight/headlamp
  • change of clothes
  • towel
  • camp chair


Meeting & Camping Location:

Tributary Whitewater – American River Outpost
6500 Highway 49
Lotus, CA 95651