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1850 Wine Cellars
 
January 31, 2019 | 1850 Wine Cellars

Welcome To 1850 Wine Cellars

We can't wait to see you and share our award-winning wines with you. 

Time Posted: Jan 31, 2019 at 1:40 PM
1850 Wine Cellars
 
January 21, 2019 | 1850 Wine Cellars

We're Now Open 7 Days a Week

So get on in here and drink some wine with us!

Time Posted: Jan 21, 2019 at 11:40 AM
1850 Wine Cellars
 
January 1, 2019 | 1850 Wine Cellars

Discover Fair Play & the Sierra Foothills AVA

Discover Fair Play & the Sierra Foothills AVA

You may be unfamiliar with the Fair Play/Sierra Foothills American Viticultural Area (AVA). If so, you are not alone. Nestled deep in the Northern hills of California it is the easiest AVA to overlook. You could drive right through it and not even know there was a single vine! Chances are if you are familiar with this area, then you probably live there.

Layout of the region

Grapes were first planted in 1840 by early pioneers during the California Gold Rush. They certainly knew how to keep a secret. The Fair Play/Sierra Foothills AVA is the largest AVA in land size. Even still it only has a meager 6,000 acres planted here today. However, this American Viticultural Area contains many sub-AVAs that you may know. Those include Amador, Placer, and El Dorado. All have Hot-Summer Mediterranean climates and nutrient-rich soil. Because of this they make perfect for growing those fruit-forward Zinfandels, Cabernet Sauvignons, Syrahs, and Chardonnays.

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Time Posted: Jan 1, 2019 at 2:47 PM