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Wine Glass Cheers over a campfire



California was founded on the promise of gold and that is the standard we hold ourselves to.

Inspired by breath-taking natural beauty and a sense of discovery, 1850 Wine Cellars exemplifies the gold standard of wine. Sustainably farming and sourcing grapes from vineyards located primarily in Amador County, Fair Play, El Dorado County, and other Sierra Foothill growing regions, we produce high quality wine meant to be a part of your next adventure.


Mica Raas

Winemaker Mica Raas has been producing wine for 20 years, starting his career at a young age after earning degrees in geology and botany. He worked in multiple other California wine regions, including the Santa Cruz Mountains, where he grew up, before resettling to El Dorado County in 2016 and establishing his winemaking and viticultural operations there.

Mica believes the naturally diverse El Dorado County growing region, and the sub appellation of Fair Play, along with the adjoining growing regions of Amador County, are some of the most under-appreciated American Viticultural Areas. While possessing the unique ability to grow almost any grape varietal, these growing regions have simply flown under the radar of most viticulturists and winemakers for quite some time.

At 1850 Wine Cellars Mica focuses on heritage grape varietals which have been growing and produced into wine in California since the 1800’s. He also produces our wines in a distinctly California style – bold in flavor with more American Oak used in aging than French Oak, for example.


1850 Wine Cellars Winemaker Mica Raas

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