Creek running through the Fiddletown wine region
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Year established||1983, amended in 1987|
|Part of||California, Sierra Foothills AVA|
|Grapes produced||Grenache, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Barbera |
The Fiddletown AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Amador County, California, USA. The region was first settled in 1849, during the California Gold Rush. Settlers who stayed in the area eventually planted grape vines, which became abundant by the end of the nineteenth century. Most of the vineyards in the Fiddletown AVA are located in the south and west portion of the region, at elevations between 1,500 feet (457 m) and 2,500 feet (762 m) above sea level. About 20% of the wine produced in Amador County comes from Fiddletown AVA.
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