Grass Valley, CA 95945
The Sierra Foothills appellation stretches from Yuba County in the north to Mariposa County in the south on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada. It is described as an exciting and up-and-coming appellation. Yet vineyards were first planted here during the goldrush days. This whole area is mostly known for its ripe, chocolately Zinfandels. But today many other varietals are successfully grown here.