The 38,000 acre "Fountaingrove Distict" lies within Sonoma County,CA. Located on the western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, that separate Napa Valley from Sonoma. Topography varies from low rolling hills in the far west to steeper mountain slopes moving east.
While there is a diversity of soils in the AVA the predominant nature of the soils are derived from Sonoma Volcanic and Franciscan Formation bedrock and consist of volcanic materials, such as pumiceous ashflow tuff and basalt lava. The soils contain high levels of iron, which is essential for healthy vine growth, but also contain high levels of nickel.
Directly to the west lies the broad Russian River Valley AVA where cool marine influences arrive from the Pacific virtually every morning. Micro climate pockets throughout the AVA will encourage a large selection of appropriate varieties.
Besides legendary Zinfandel, Amador County has taken to Rhone, Italian and Iberian variety wines with laudable results. Now the Amador 4 Fires brings the foods of those regions to an open flame to explore a total experience