Perry Creek Winery is located in the heart of Fair Play within the picturesque Sierra Foothills in El Dorado County. We are producing quality wines from exceptional fruit that will stand up to any national and international standards. Our high Altitude averaging 2401 feet, variable microclimates, and diverse growing conditions allow us to produce distinctive wines with their own unique flavor.
We source our fruit from our premium 30 acre Fair Play Farms Vineyard and our 13 acre Estate Vineyard, as well as other outstanding vineyards throughout El Dorado County. We meticulously groom the vineyards, drop crop, and starve the vines in decomposed Granite soil in order to produce rich concentrated flavors. Picking decisions are made primarily by taste with the help of some chemistry, selecting individual pockets of the vineyard to pick at a time.
Our Winemaker Scott Johnson studied Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis and has worked in wineries throughout California and New Zealand, including Gloria Ferrer in Sonoma, Vineyard 29 in Napa, and Elephant Hill in Hawks Bay, New Zealand. He was born and raised in the California Sierra Foothills and is imparting his contemporary winemaking approach to the up and coming wine region. The complex, unique and elegant flavors representing Perry Creek Winery and Terroir have earned us 90 Points+ ratings in Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and other numerous competitions.
“Elegance linked to unique terroir is what we are striving for in our wines; Perry Creek’s signature style is present in every one of them.”
Dieter Juergens – Owner