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Mount Aukum Winery

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. California's landscape is as diverse as its people. From foggy coastlines to dry endless deserts, lush green mountains to rolling hills of vineyards. A morning of snow boarding in the mountains and then ocean kayaking at sunset, this glorious Golden State offers it all.
Mount Aukum Winery, in California's El Dorado County, is a region long famous for Zinfandel and more recently gaining a name for the cultivation of Rhone and Italian varietals. Its vineyards are situated at an altitude of 2615 feet. Mount Aukum is owned and operated by four partners who are all from Texas. Lance Campbell, winemaker, Brandie Campbell, Scott Betton and Kevin Hoelscher have a fiery devotion to their mountain, their vineyards, and to the rare fine mysteries of making superlative wine.
Great wines begin in the vineyard, and Mount Aukum Winery uses grapes from only the highest quality winegrape growers throughout the state of California. Their winemaker and vineyard manager work closely in their vineyard and with their growers to ensure balanced, premium quality fruit. excellent sun exposure, and granitic, rocky loam soil. The elevated, sunny location and rocky soil make Mount Aukum's vineyard the ideal microclimate for producing Petite Sirah and Zinfandel, which comprise the majority of their vines.
Mount Aukum Winery offers different type of wines such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fair Play Syrah, Cabernet Franc or Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon or Sangiovese or Cabernet Franc, El Rojo De La Tierra, Fair Play Petite Sirah, Paso Robles Mourvedre and Zinfandel Reserve.
Mount Aukum Winery's unique wine club provides members with the opportunity to sample their wines before they are released to the public. They had won the silver medal for the 2006 El Dorado County Fair and 2006 Amador County Fair and the Bronze Medal for the Best of Class at the 2006 California State at the El Dorado Marsanne Vintage 2005.

There are many wonderful famous as well as some not so well known areas in California Wine Country that are just right for an enjoyable day of wine tasting. It’s always best to get off the beaten track and find the other gold that still exists and enjoy the beautiful scenery along these wine trails in this beautiful State.

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