Whether it’s a particularly smooth zinfandel or a delightfully bubbly sparkling wine, each California winegrowing region imparts subtle nuances to the wines and grapes grown within its borders. Each region has a diverse and distinctive mix of wine styles, grape varieties, wine-grape growers, vintners, wineries and events.

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Interested in learning more about the wines produced in a particular winegrowing area? Explore the regions, links and resources to the right and get to know more about California’s vineyards.


Sierra Foothills

For many years, the Sierra Foothills region has been one of California's best kept wine secrets. This picturesque region features small, distinctive vineyards and wineries, beautiful scenery, quiet country roads, fresh air and clear skies. The vineyards in the Sierra Foothills region are planted at elevations ranging from 1,500 to 3,000 feet, which gives these vineyards a true four-season climate, including snow in the winter. During spring, summer and fall, this area experiences warm days and cool nights, a perfect situation for growing hearty grape varietals such as zinfandel and syrah, which can withstand the varying temperatures.

Sierra Foothills Links _ Resources

Sierra Foothills Fact Sheet (PDF)

Amador County Wine
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Amador Vintners Association:

Calaveras Wine Grape Alliance:

El Dorado Winery Association:

El Dorado Winegrape Growers Association:

Northern Sierra Wine Country:

Placer County Wine _ Grape Association:

Sierra Grapegrowers Association:


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