Fiddletown AVA

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Fiddletown AVA
Wine region
Creek running through Fiddletown, California.jpg
Creek running through the Fiddletown wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1983, amended in 1987[1]
Country USA
Part of California, Sierra Foothills AVA
Soil conditions Loam
Grapes produced Grenache, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Barbera [2]

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.[2]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.81 Fiddletown." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Fiddletown (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.