About Our Sierra Foothill Vineyard


Located at the southern end of Fair Play Road, Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards has been a popular destination for wine drinker since 1994.  Charles’ innovation was first to bring barrel tasting of future sales to the Foothills.  His Bottle Your Own events have been copied, but never duplicated.  His wine has a loyal following of wine drinkers who have found their favorite(s).

Charles brings a lengthy menu to the tasting room.  His Reserve wines from the Estate and the ‘single vineyard’ wines from his neighbors’ vineyards have won more awards than the wall in the tasting room can support.  His popular series of wines have often won 92 points.

Charles B. Mitchell wines are a great value.  It takes quality to produce value.  It takes modest price points as well.  Between his refillable growlers of Zinfandel and his finest Bordeaux style Red Wines, there are dozens of selections from which to choose.

You should plan to make Winery by the Creek and Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards (combined in one location at Stoney Creek Road) your first stop in Foothill Wine Country.  Bring a fresh palate and find the right wine for you from more than a dozen open bottles for tasting.  We do not charge a $10 tasting fee in advance.  We would rather sell you wine.

Future investors know that the Grand Reserve wine has been favorably compared to the best Cabernet Sauvignon based blends in major wine areas of California.  Consequently, investors buy more than half of what we make.  Petite Sirah from the Estate is another great investment to hold for as long as you dare.

The reserve wines are released when they are ready to drink.  The remaining wines from the previous year(s) are even more mature and drinkable.  We guarantee satisfaction with a trade back for wines of equal value.  This applies to bottles, futures, and sale cases.

When you want an experience that emphasizes architecture and landscape, go to the valley floors.  If you want a wine experience with a tasting list invented just for you, you need to go to the hills and find Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards.

We sell direct to consumer.  You want to come to the tasting room Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 5 pm, to find out “About Us.”

Charles B. Mitchell

Charles has been producing award-winning wines in the Sierra Foothills for over 20 years.