theCompass mobile application is a winery, brewery, and distillery locator for North America.

Bechard Vineyard & Winery

Bechard Vineyard & Winery Bechard Vineyard & Winery is located in the Fairplay wine region of El Dorado County, California. The vineyard at an altitude of 2400ft, located in Somerset, is the northernmost vineyard in the Fairplay AVA and overlooks the North fork of the Cosumnes river valley. Our focus is on handcrafted, small lots of blended wines, Syrah and Zinfandel. Currently available wines include our 2001 Zinfandel, 2003 Grenache Rosé, 2004 Grenache Rosé, 2004 Viognier, 2003 Herbert Vineyard Zinfandel and our Gold medal winner - the 2003 Herbert vineyard Syrah. Following in the traditional winemaking styles of the Rhone Valley in France and the Rioja region in Spain, our vineyard was planted with Viognier, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Tempranillo and Petite Sirah. We are currently purchasing Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenache and Viognier from the Herbert vineyard and other vineyards on Meyers Lane in Somerset. In 2004/2005 we also ventured out of El Dorado and acquired zinfandel, tempranillo, sauvingon blanc and petite sirah from several beautiful vineyards in Amador county. We also made our first estate wines in 2005. Very small quantities of Petite Sirah and a Rhone blend of Syrah, grenache, mourvedre & viognier. Our wines are currently available to our mailing list and local delivery is available. They can also be purchased at the Wine Smith and Sequoia Restaurant in Placerville, Dolce Vino in Cameron Park, Chutney's Indian Cuisine in San Ramon, Buscaglia's in Jackson, Mt Aukum Store, Mt Aukum and the Gold Vine Grill in Somerset. Quantities on these current releases are limited and orders will be fulfilled on a first come basis. See our events page for up coming tasting opportunities.

4244 Rooster Court(off Grizzly Flat Rd and Rooster Lane) 1/2 mile from Somerset Post Office

View Map | View Weather

Address Web Social
4244 Rooster Court, Somerset, CA, US, 95684 Email:
Phone: 530-620-1609 Web:
Fax: 530-620-1609
Back to CA wine list


  El Dorado Grenache
Double Gold Medal Winner! Elegant and refined with concentrated fruit of strawberries, blueberries and cherries. Well-balanced acidity, toffee, vanilla, anise, and white pepper add to the velvety finish.
  El Dorado Herbert Vineyard Reserve Syrah
An extra year in French oak. Seductive and smooth with blueberry, black cherry and cocoa. Earthy flavors in the traditional French style. A combination of smoke and blackberry provide a smooth and stylish finish.
  El Dorado Zinfandel ­
Luscious ripe dark fruits, blackcherry and blackberry. Very smooth, dark chocolate and coffee. With a pleasant mouth feel and a lingering jam and oak finish.
  Herbert Vineyard Syrah
Gold Medal Winner! Seductive and smooth with blueberry, plum, black currant and fig. Earthy flavors with hints of smoke, chocolate, coffee and minerals. A combination of oak and tea like tannins provide an interesting and lasting finish.
  Shenandoah Valley, California Zinfandel
From the Oakmont Vineyard. Intense ripe fruits, blackcherry, blackberry and violets. A touch of cinnamon, and honey. Firm tannins, spice and toasty oak add dimension to the finish.
  Shenandoah Valley, Sauvignon Blanc
Extremely aromatic with hints of pineapple, grapefruit and white peaches. Creamy citrus flavors, coconut, quince and pear round out the finish.
  Sierra Foothill Grenache Rosé
A blend of Grenache and Tempranillo. Strawberries, sweet green melon, green apple, honey and a hint of caramel.
  Sierra Foothill Tempranillo
Raspberry, cranberry and a core of ripe plum fruits. Alluring notes of smoke, vanilla and toasted coconut round out the finish.


Add New Review