Placerville’s Halloween season intensifies with a “Grapes and Graves”
Placerville’s Halloween season intensifies with a “Grapes and Graves” tour on .
Presented by Gold Rush Tales, the tour company that offers weekly Ghost Tours of Placerville and the award-winning Nello Olivo Winery, the event celebrates El Dorado County’s history, fabulous wines and spirited past.
A guided traipse among the tombstones of some of Placerville’s most prominent citizens primarily of late 19th century starts at .
As dark shadows lengthen across silent graves, the next stop is the Nello Olivo Winery’s tasting room. It is situated in the cellar of one of Northern California’s most recognized haunted buildings – the Bee-Bennett House.
Originally built by Gold Rush pioneer, Col. Frederick A. Bee in 1853, over 30 years later the Bennett family moved in and increased the structure’s size. It was here the family endured triumph and extreme tragedy.
Reports of supernatural happenings have been passed down through the decades to modern-day. Those with first-hand experience will share their stories.
A vertical tasting of the winery’s Toscanella™ red wine and some hearty fare serve to steel even the weakest constitution.
Tickets are $19.00 per person, and participants must be at least 21 years old and sign an El Dorado County release waiver. A portion of every ticket price is being donated to the county’s Pioneer Cemetery Commission. The non-profit group works to preserve over 200 burial spots throughout the county.
Other “Grapes and Graves” tours will be available, year-round.