The story of 1850 Wine Cellars as a winery, mirrors the spirit of the early settlers and viticultural pioneers in many ways. Born of a small group of friends and acquaintances that shared a deep desire to be a part of modern wine history, 1850 began with a shared vision of exploring the gold country areas of Amador, Fairplay and El Dorado to put down roots... just like the early settlers.
Our collective goal is to produce wines that pay homage to the wines of those early wine pioneers yet with a contemporary expression. We feel strongly that this region of the state holds much opportunity for these Heritage varietals as well as some new twists on familiar themes. The gold hills have always held treasures for those willing to pour heart in soul into the land. Our desire to coax the best wine from these rich hillsides and share them with our friends and customers is our motherlode!