Fair Play AVA

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Fair Play AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 2001[1]
Country United States
Part of California, El Dorado AVA, Sierra Foothills AVA
Size of planted vineyards 350 acres (1 km2)[2]
Grapes produced Barbera, Black Muscat, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot noir, Pinotage, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Souzao, Syrah, Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional, Viognier, Zinfandel[2]

The Fair Play AVA is an American Viticultural Area in El Dorado County, California, United States. It is entirely contained within the boundaries of the El Dorado AVA and the Sierra Foothills AVA. The boundaries of the Fair Play AVA include rolling hills at elevations between 2,000 feet (610 m) and 3,000 feet (914 m) above sea level, making it the California appellation with the highest average elevation. The most popular wine grape variety is Zinfandel, although varieties native to southern France and Italy are gaining in popularity.[2]


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  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.168 Fair Play." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "Fair Play (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.