Central Valley region
The Central Valley wine region in California stretches 300 miles starting east of the San Francisco Bay in the central California valley and extending south through the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, all the way to Bakersfield. One of the state’s most fertile growing regions, the Central Valley is tucked between California’s coastal mountain range and the Sierra Nevada and produces over 70% of the state’s wine grapes.
The area includes a number of AVAs (American Viticultural Area) including: Clarksburg, Diablo Grande, Dunnigan Hills, Lodi, Madera, Merritt Island, River Junction and Salado Creek. The region with its abundant sunshine and cool bay breezes is well known for producing outstanding Zinfandel, which especially flourishes in the Lodi AVA. On the levied islands of the Central Valley’s Sacramento Delta, Chenin Blanc thrives. Petite Sirah also is a successful grape variety of the Central Valley wine country.
For those who want to try the regions wine offerings you might try the Madera Wine Trail located near Fresno that offers a number of tasting rooms from various wineries we have featured in our monthly wine clubs.
Gnekow Family Winery - Campus Oaks - Château Meroux
Old Vine wines from one of Lodi's most highly awarded boutique wineries
“We produce our own wines and also serve as a full custom crush facili ...Read more...
Ledgewood Creek Winery & Vineyards
The future certainly looks bright for the winery and its family of fine wines
When Dean Frisbie left his home state of Kansas and headed to Californ ...Read more...
La Rochelle Winery
Honoring his heritage and proudly embracing family winemaking traditions
La Rochelle Winery is a branch of Steve Mirassou’s Steven Kent Winery, ...Read more...
One of Lodi’s premier wineries that pays tribute to their local heritage
Unlike many emerging wineries that were products of romantic wine indu ...Read more...