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Wine Regions

Sonoma County, California, stretches from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Mayacamas Mountains in the east,and is home to almost 60,000 acres of vineyards and more than 400 wineries. Within the borders are 17 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs, or appellations) – each with its own distinctive characteristics. Sonoma is the largest producer of Northern California's Wine Country and situated in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sonoma County wines enjoy global recognition and have won countless national and international wine awards.

The warmth of Sonoma Valley cradles rich Zinfandels and Cabernet Sauvignons, while the cool, crisp Carneros gives way to juicy Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and sparkling wines.

The Russian River has created a vast valley floor in both the Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley AVAs. Maritime breezes and fog are dominant influences for grape growing with cool-requiring varieties such as Pinot Noir to the south and west, and warm-requiring varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel to the north and east. More info about Sonoma Wine Country.

Sonoma County Appellations (AVA): Alexander Valley, Bennett Valley, Carneros - Sonoma, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, Fort Ross - Seaview, Fountaingrove District, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, Knights Valley, Moon Mountain, Northern Sonoma, Pine Mountain - Cloverdale Peak, Rockpile, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley

Sonoma County encompasses 16 distinct Viticultural Areas (AVA).