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Discover Gold In Fair Play

Fair Play AVA (American Viticulture Area) is often described as a hidden gem or best kept secret by first time visitors. There is a sense of discovery when newcomers ask, “How did we not know about this beautiful wine region?”


The Fair Play AVA, located in the heart of El Dorado County, is one of the fastest growing wine regions in Northern California. What makes the Fair Play AVA so special is the altitude, climate and unique granite soil conditions that make it perfect for growing Mediterranean and Southern European varietals such as Rhone (Syrah), Bourdeaux (Cabernet) and Italian (Barbera) style wines. The wine region is rich in history, where veteran winemakers built their wineries offering small lots of hand-crafted wines.


Reminiscent of Tuscany, Fair Play has 27 wineries nestled in a beautiful vista surrounded by rolling vineyard hills and mountain scape. In the last three years, six new wineries opened their doors energizing the area by producing high-quality award-winning wines. Recently, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator and Spirit Magazines have awarded 90 + ratings to Fair Play wineries. Fair Play wineries have also won many, gold and double gold medals including top awards in prestigious national and international wine competitions for decades.


You will be immersed in breathtaking views, amazing wines, great food, fun events, and friendly people. The local vintners in Fair Play make your visit authentic and welcoming. If you haven’t visited Fair Play, put this up and coming wine region on the top your list. You will be glad you discovered Fair Play, the hidden gem of the Sierra Foothills.


Fair Play and its wineries are located just 40 minutes from Folsom on the southwest side of El Dorado County bordering Amador County.

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