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Yuba County 

Yuba County was one of the original California counties, established in 1850.  As happened to so many of the early counties, its land area was severely cut back in 1851 to 1852 when three other counties received parts of Yuba; Placer, Nevada and Sierra.  Interestingly, the area was mentioned first by General Mariano Vallejo, which he called Uba, because of an expedition sent to study the wild grapes that grew all along its banks.  The area was later name Yuba by John Sutter after a Native American village that had existed along the river. 

The county is located mostly on the Sacramento Valley floor, but does extend into the Sierra Nevada Foothills where it is part of the northern most reach of the Sierra Foothills AVA. 

Click one of the links below to access information on the wineries or interactive maps for Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties. 

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Wineries of Yuba County

Interactive Winery Maps:

Yuba County Winery map

The early history of winemaking in Yuba County was centered in the Marysville area in the Central Valley .  The region was known primarily for its white wine grapes and brandy produced by French immigrants to the area for sale to the local market.  But, like most of the wineries in the farther reaches of early California , when the miners left most of the wineries did not survive, and what wasn’t killed by the end of mining was finished off by Prohibition.  None of the wineries in the area survived repeal and wine production disappeared from the area until the 1970s.

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