Discover a new El Dorado County winery, just in time for summer wine-tasting.
At 2,329-feet elevation, about 20 miles southeast of Placerville, and nestled in the most southern part of El Dorado County, is an area that is still a well-kept secret: Fair Play.
During the Gold Rush, Fair Play was a prosperous mining town—hotels, several businesses and a post office. Today, Fair Play is attracting young farmers who are growing fruits and vegetables, flowers, Christmas trees, and—of course—grapes. In fact, Fair Play is rich in winemaking. Robust, full-bodied wines are being produced at affordable prices for the wine enthusiast.
One of the newest arrivals is Mediterranean Vineyards, the brainchild of a group of friends who knew the quality of the distinctive soil and knew that the region mirrors the climates of Spain, the Rhone region in France, Italy and Portugal. Their vision to farm and produce sustainable, quality wine has just recently become a reality: The winery’s grand opening was June...