Fair Play Winery Association
One of the wine world's best kept secrets lies deep in the heart of El Dorado County in the Sierra foothills ... Fair Play. Within an hour's drive from Sacramento, you will find over 20 family-owned boutique wineries who take pride in their land, their wines, and their customers.
Fair Play has developed a reputation for high quality wine grapes that yield deeply flavorful, intense wines from an amazingly diverse range of grape varieties.
We invite you to visit the winery profiles to see a bit about what each winery has to offer. Make sure to check our calendar frequently as new events are constantly being added.
Fair Play is located in the Sierra Foothills of California and consists of a contiguous area of granitic sandy loam soils in the "mountainous uplands" of El Dorado County, as defined by the USDA.
The area is characterized by deep moderately to well-drained, granitic soils of the Holland, Shaver, and Musick series. These soils consist of sandy loams and coarse sandy loams, with an effective rooting depth of between 40 and 60 inches on the average. The granitic, sandy loam soils of Fair Play impart distinctive signature characteristics in the resultant wines from grapes grown in the Fair Play region, demonstrative of the effects of local terroir.