The entire same-county comprehensive AVA area in the region Sierra Foothills in California, The name came from the gold discoveries that triggered the gold rush in this region from 1850 onwards. The vineyards are located at 450 to 900 meters above sea level on soils of volcanic origin. It has a Mediterranean climate with mild, mostly wet winter and warm, dry summer. Above all, here are the red wines Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Syrah, Malbec ( Cot ) and Pinot Noir, as well as the white wine varieties Chardonnay. Riesling. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon cultivated. South, the AVA areas include Fiddletown and California Shenandoah Valley. Well-known wineries are Boeger, Lava Cap and Madroña.