Mariposa County
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The Sierra Foothills came alive with wine during the great California Gold rush. Mariposa was no stranger to those early miners, many of which enjoyed a daily sip or two and brought their own vines with them. As the Gold Rush rushed out, so did Mariposa from the early wine scene. But a new group has come to the rescue in the formative years of the early 1970’s and continuing to expand today. Often defined as "above the fog, below the snow, where time stands still" by local residents the soils of the old and legendary Las Mariposas Grant remain cooled by evening down drafts from Sierra peaks, only to be warmed again during the day by California sunshine allowing grapes such as Zinfandel to flourish as they do throughout the Sierra Foothill counties. And now the call heard echoing throughout the valley......"There’s wine in them there hills!!".

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Manton Valley spans Tehema and Shasta Counties in the eastern foothills of Northern California. This region is very different than the Sierra Foothills AVA much to the south. Volcanic influence abound with Mt Lassen just to the east.  [>] continue


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Q: What are the most recognized grapes grown here?
Note: There are no wineries currently labeling wines with this appellation designation.
Q: What wines are produced here?

The AppellationAmerica database identifies 0 wines labeled with the Mariposa County designation.

Q: What wineries are based here ?
Q: What other wineries source fruit here ?
There are no other wineries that source fruit from this appellation
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