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Sonoma

A unique and diverse wine growing region, Sonoma provides grapes access to the beautiful Pacific coast and steep mountain ranges.

About Sonoma Valley

Sonoma County includes 18 AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) and spans the distance from the Mayacamas Mountains in the east to California’s Pacific Coast. If neighboring Napa is known for a near monoculture of Cabernet Sauvignon, the diversity of climates within Sonoma highlights the plethora of varieties that can thrive in this region.

 

Ocean fog streams in through the Petaluma Gap and moderates the climate of AVAs marked by breaks in the coastal mountain range. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive in the cool climate of the Sonoma Coast and Russian River; Carneros produces traditional method sparkling wines; old vine Zinfandels abound in Dry Creek, and Bordeaux-style blends are found in Alexander and Knights Valleys.