Fawnridge Winery In Auburn California
I recently spent 2 weeks out in California and was lucky enough to get up to the Sierra Foothills to check out some of the wineries there and the wine clubs they have to offer. One winery that I really enjoyed visiting was the Fawnridge Winery, which is a small, family owned winery in Auburn, California. The winery was started in 2000 by Stewart and Stephanie Perry who wanted to pursue their passion for wine.
After realizing that the area’s excellent sun exposure and soil condition make the climate of the Sierra Foothills similar to areas of Europe famous for producing high quality wines, they did extensive soil testing and evaluation of their land’s terroir and were ecstatic to learn that it received excellent ratings on all fronts. 11 years later, I’m happy to report that they are doing a wonderful job of creating some of Auburn California’s best wines.
One of the things I really enjoyed about the Fawnridge Winery, was getting there. Unlike the many wineries of Napa Valley that are right off of busy roads, to get to the Fawnridge Winery, you take a small, country road up a hill to their tasting room (see the map below). There I was greeted by Stewart and Stephanie and got to talk at great length with them about the area and their winery. They made me feel right at home and I loved sampling the wines they had put so much love and effort into.
I receive a LOT of wine from all the wine clubs I’m a part of, so its very easy for me to not buy a bottle of wine at every winery I visit. The wines at the Fawnridge Winery were definitely worth bringing home though, so I asked them to please mail me the 2 bottles you see below: their 2019 Proprieter’s Blend and the their 2019 Old Vine Zinfandel. They even included a nice note signed by both Stewart and Stephanie.
If you’re ever in the Auburn, California area, be sure to drop by the Fawnridge Winery and taste some of their great wines for yourself. And be sure to sign up for their wine club, which gives you exclusive access to wine club member events, private tours, barrel tastings, winemaker dinners and BBQs, etc. Cheers!