6320 Marestail Rd, Fair Play

2 beds   |   2 baths

6320 Marestail Rd
Fair Play, CA


The incredible combination of quality vineyard potential, Gold Rush-era history, a thriving community of small wineries, and abundant natural beauty convinced us to settle here in Fair Play.

We have been frequent visitors to the Sierra Foothills since our college days. Based upon the success of other Foothill wineries and the attractiveness of the Fair Play area, we decided to take a closer look to find a property to develop into our vineyard. In 1995, we found the perfectly situated 20 acre property at 2,500 ft. elevation, located 1/2 mile up a dirt road from Fair Play Road, which would become Cedarville Vineyard. With our 15 acres of vineyard coming into maturity, in 2000 we built our winery here on the estate. The panoramic views from the top of our vineyard spread from Mt. Saint Helena to the West to Pyramid Peak to the East.


Our energy efficient winery is built partially underground, with our barrels storage caves completely underground, allowing us to cool our winery without air conditioners, and keep energy bills very low. Everything we do in the winery is designed to reflect the wonderful character of our unique vineyard. We make our wines ourselves, so the building and winemaking processes are scaled to be hands-on. All of our grapes are hand-picked and delivered immediately to the winery, where we thoroughly sort the grapes before destemming and crushing. The grapes are crushed, leaving a high proportion of whole berries, directly into small lot fermenters. After pressing, the wines are transferred to small oak barrels where they mature in our underground caves.


Our caves are constructed of pre-cast concrete arches placed on concrete footings dug into the excavated hillside and covered with six to eight feet of earth. We selected caves to store our barrels to maximize the key elements necessary for successful barrel aging: low temperature and high humidity.

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Frank Darien
DRE 01857942
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