Hello from North Yuba, one of California's most obscure AVA. We are a steeply-sloped, rocky, and remote mountain terrain, with vineyards at altitudes ranging from 1600-2300 ft. We have warm days that bake the granite slopes and cold, windy nights that create powerful, tannic, acid-driven wines.
North Yuba is comprised of the communities of Frenchtown, Oregon House, and Dobbins, located about one and a half hours northeast of Sacramento. It is a wild, untamed land, inhabited by humans and our livestock, as well as deer, rabbits, mountain lions, bears, coyotes, and rattlesnakes and a multitude of other creatures. Farming is not easy here, but the terroir is pervasive in the wine, olive oil, meat, and veggies that our community produces.
Visitors are encouraged! If you're willing to make the journey, we will make time for you if possible. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate your visiting pets. We are a working farm with various livestock and guardian dogs. There are a number of excellent B&B's to stay in and other winemakers in the area doing exciting things. Contact either one of us, firstname.lastname@example.org or cara@frenchtownfarms, and we'll help schedule and plan your visit.