Fiddletown AVA

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Fiddletown AVA
Wine region
Creek running through Fiddletown, California.jpg
Creek running through the Fiddletown wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1983, amended in 1987[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, Sierra Foothills AVA
Soil conditionsLoam
Grapes producedGrenache, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Barbera [2]

The Fiddletown AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Amador County, California, United States. 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." 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 Appellation America (2007). "Fiddletown (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.