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Element 79 Vineyards

Our Vineyard

Nestled in the rolling hills of El Dorado County, deep in the heart of California Gold Country, our property is located in the Fairplay AVA, which has the distinction of being the California AVA with the highest average elevation. Situated at 2,400 feet above sea level, our property encompasses 70 acres- 32 of which are planted with grapes.

The lower vineyard consists of 20 acres planted with 8 acres of Zinfandel, 2 acres of Cab Franc, 1 acre of Petite Verdot and 7 acres of Syrah. The upper vineyard consists of 12.5 acres planted with 5 acres of Petite Sirah, 5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and 2.5 acres of Viognier.

Our soil of decomposed granite are sandy loam classified with excellent drainage and are ideal for the grapes they support.

Our mission is to employ the best farming practices to grow the highest quality grapes and produce premium estate-grown single varietal and blended wines.