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At a glance…

Sub AVAs:  4
Location:  Portions of Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Tuolumne, Yuba Counties
Climate:  Warm to hot days during the growing season.  Lower elevations stay relatively warm at nights while higher elevations cool due to the mountain breezes. 
Comments:  The Sierra Foothills AVA has the highest average elevation of any of the major AVAs in the state of California.  In some areas, much of the soil is volcanic resulting in high acid levels and in some areas, a distinct mineral flavor in the wine.

Sub AVAs

Sub AVAs Containing Micro AVAs

California Shenandoah Valley AVA
     Location:  Northern Amador and Southern El Dorado County

El Dorado AVA
     Location:  El Dorado County

Fiddletown AVA
     Location:  Northern Amador County

North Yuba AVA
     Location:  Western Yuba County

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El Dorado AVAContains Fair Play AVA

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