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Sierra Foothills of California | Wine and Wineries | Foothills Wino


Apple Hill/Camino/Gold Hill

- Dry white wine

- Mostly Chardonnay


While the Sierra Foothills is not a very hospitable climate for growing ultra-premium Chardonnay, there are some wineries that do a very good job with locally grown Chardonnay (and also some that source grapes from more Chardonnary-friendly regions and pour them here). 

There are also some wonderful white wines here in the Foothills that we think you'll like as a Chardonnay drinker. For example, be sure to try some of the Rhone-style whites, like Viognier, Roussanne, and Marsanne... some of the wineries produce them in a very Chardonnay-like style. 

Based on your answers, here are the wineries we would recommend for you and the order we recommend them. Keep in mind, though, that there is no guarantee as to what a winery is pouring on a given day. 

Click on the winery for ratings, hours, and more information:

Starfield Vineyards

- Chardonnay sourced from Santa Cruz and Sonoma Coast

- Rhone whites and Vermentino

Delfino Farms 

- Chardonnay sourced from Edna Valley

- Rhone white blend and try the Albariño! 

Bumgarner Winery

- Chardonnay grown at 3500 feet 

- Rhone whites, Chenin Blanc, and Bordeaux style whites

David Girard Winery

- no Chardonnay, but great Rhone whites 

Lava Cap Winery

- a classic locally-grown Chardonnay

Chateau Davell 

- Chardonnay from Calaveras County

- Roussanne

Boeger Winery

- locally-grown Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, White Pinot Noir

And if you are willing to make a 15 minute drive to Pleasant Valley: 

Sierra Vista Winery

- our Panel selection Chardonnay made in 3 different styles 

- Rhone whites and blends 

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