Sierra Foothills Wines
Make Their Mark
APPELLATION AMERICA's Best-of-Appellation Regional Evaluation Program recently focused its attention on the wines of the Sierra Foothills. Several days of in depth tastings and analysis revealed the great breadth of Foothills wines.
by Jean Deitz Sexton
May 16, 2008
mong the granite outcroppings and rocky soils of the Sierra Nevada foothills, a merry band of veteran and young winemakers are coaxing remarkable wines out of the unforgiving land. The individualistic, sometimes quirky, but always interesting styles of Foothills winemakers came to the forefront in March and April when APPELLATION AMERICA's Best-Of-Appellation Program chose the Sierra Foothills appellations as its first focal region.