Fair Play AVA

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Fair Play AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established2001[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, El Dorado AVA, Sierra Foothills AVA
Size of planted vineyards350 acres (1 km2)[2]
Grapes producedBarbera, 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 second highest average elevation after the Squaw Valley-Miramonte appellation. The most popular wine grape variety is Zinfandel, although varieties native to southern France and Italy are gaining in popularity.[2]


As of January 2019, American Winery Guide lists 32 wineries as being within the Fair Play AVA:[3]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.168 Fair Play." Archived 2009-09-07 at the Wayback Machine 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.
  3. ^ "Fair Play Wineries". American Winery Guide. Retrieved 2019-01-06.