California Wine Tasting & Whitewater Rafting

2 Day Wine Tasting & White Water Rafting Experiences | American River Rafting

Our 2-day VIP tour is the original California wine tasting & white water rafting trip!

This is a fun trip for couples, singles, and groups! Spend your first day with us traveling around to our hand picked selection of Wineries & Breweries in El Dorado County. As our guest you will hear stories of the areas historic Gold Mining past, enjoy beautiful views of our rolling hills, all while sipping award winning wines. There will be some tasty bites along the way, and a full lunch is typically provided mid-day. These trips include 2 nights of camping at our South Fork American River campground. We offer Canvas Tent rentals which are a popular addition to this unique vacation package!


  • Location: Wine tasting in El Dorado County, rafting in Lotus or Auburn, CA
  • Season: May-September
  • Level: Beginner – Intermediate
  • Min Age: 21 years old
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Trips for non-swimmers
  • Available on Thursday & Saturday departures in Spring, Summer & Fall

Named by Sunset Magazine as one of “The Top Ten River Trips In The West”

Raft California was the first company to offer a offering one day of rafting combined with a day of chauffeured wine tasting at some of California’s finest award winning wineries. El Dorado County has earned a reputation for producing extraordinary varietals, and we’ve been compared to the Napa and Sonoma Valley regions of decades past.

We are located close to Sacramento, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe & Yosemite! 

Perfect for Groups!

This is the perfect weekend vacation for Bachelorette Parties, Bachelor Parties, Birthday Parties & reunions! We can sometimes customize your trip with some of the following options:

  • Brewery Tour on Day 1
  • Different Lunch options for Day 1 (Brick oven pizza, charcuterie plates, burgers and more!)
  • Private camping area (fits up to 50 guests)

Wine Tasting & Class 3 Rafting on the South Fork American River

  • Class 2-3+
  • 5 meals and 2 nights camping included
  • 11 miles of rafting on day 2
  • Non-swimmers welcome
  • Best trip for beginners
  • $349/person + 8% river use fee ($25 tasting fee added per person)

Wine Tasting & Class 4 Rafting on the Middle Fork American River

  • Class 2-4/4+
  • 5 meals and 2 nights camping included
  • 18 miles of rafting on day 2
  • Swimming skills suggested
  • Best trip for adventurous beginners
  • $379/person + 8% river use fee ($25 tasting fee added per person)

With over 25 years of running the highest quality rafting trips and river tours, Raft California invites you to join us on one of our spectacular rafting adventures! We have whitewater rafting trips on over 12 rivers in Northern California, Oregon, and into Nevada! Rivers include the South Fork American, Middle Fork American, North Fork American, North Yuba, Truckee, Tuolumne, Kaweah and more!.

Raft California 6500 State Highway 49 Lotus, CA 95651-9764
(530) 626-7385