This giclee print by artist kerne Erickson depicts the El Dorado AVA in El Dorado County of the Sierra Foothills AVA. El Dorado became an AVA in 1983. The city of Placerville is located in this region. Its vines are planted between 1200 and 3500 feet. Because of the vineyards being planted at these elevations the El Dorado AVA is cooled rather than by the fog that is common to the coastal regions. In conjunction with the climate, there are three basic soil types determining the characteristics of the region: fine-grained volcanic rock, decomposed granite and fine-grained shale. Varying in elevation and topography, each soil offers good drainage and the nutrients needed to encourage vines producing rich, deeply flavored grapes. These microclimates provide ideal locations for growing a wide variety of grapes identified with the world's finest wine regions, including Bordeaux, the Rhône, Germany, Italy and Spain. El Dorado grows approximately 50 different varieties of grapes, ranging from Gewürztraminer, which does best in the higher and cooler portions of the county, to Zinfandel and Barbera, which ripen perfectly in warmer climates.
Wineries & Vineyards in this region are: Auriga Wine Cellars, Boeger Winery, Bumgarner Winery, Busby Cellars, C.G. di Arie Vineyard & Winery, Cantiga Wineworks, Cedarville Vineyard, Chate’au Davell, Cielo Estate, Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard, David Girard Vineyards, E16, Element 79, Everhart Cellars & Hart 2 Hart Vineyards, Fenton Herriot Vineyards, Findleton Estate & Vineyards, Gold Hill Vineyard & Brewery, Gwinllan Estate Vineyard & Winery, Holly’s Hill Vineyards, Jodar Vineyards & Winery, Latcham Vineyards, Lava Cap Winery, Lewis Grace, Madrona, Miraflores, Mount Aukum Winery, Narrow Gate Vineyards, Nell O Olivo Wines, Oakstone Winery, Perry Creek Winery, Rucksack Cellars, Salutui Cellars, Sierra Vista Vineyards & Winery, Shadow Ranch Vineyard, Sentivo Vineyards & Winery, Single leaf Vineyards & Winery, Skinner Vineyards & Winery, Smokey Ridge Winery, Via Romano Vineyards, Windwalker Vineyard and Wofford Acres Vineyards.
*Please note: The paper print dimensions include a .25" border on all 4 sides within the final size of the print. The canvas prints have an additional 1.875" canvas border on all 4 sides for stretching. The watermark on the thumbnail will not be on the final print.
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