The vineyards in the 2.6 million-acre Sierra Foothills AVA enjoy the mineral laden soils and excellent drainage of its mostly hilly or sloping sites. The area enjoys a cooler climate than neighboring mountainous appellations and the intensity and complexity of the wines created here can be sampled at many small family-owned wineries.
At Sierra Vista Winery in Placerville, John Maccready used his engineering background to help him develop a vineyard site that took full advantage of the excellent drainage of his estate. He now produces wines of exceptional quality and value for price.
From the Vineyards
In Sierra Foothills: