Sonoma County region
The Sonoma County wine region is a sprawling area that is home to almost 60,000 acres of vineyards, 500 wineries and 16 appellations. The region is bordered by the Pacific Coast on the west and the Mayacams Mountains in the east. Sonoma is one of the largest producers in the Northern California wine country. The large number of appellations indicates the diverse climate and soil conditions in the county. In the warmer regions Zinfandels and Cabernet Sauvignons thrive and in the cooler locations Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and others flourish.
The history of wine in the region goes back to the early 1800s, where vines were first planted at Fort Ross and Mission San Francisco Solano. In 1861 the California legislature authorized a study that brought 100,000 cuttings of premium European grape varietals to the area.
Today Sonoma County wines grown in its many appellations (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, Rockville, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley) have earned a global reputation for excellence earning its varietals a number of international wine awards. We have featured numerous wines in five of our six wine clubs from this wine region since 1992.
A new Pinot Noir project from winemaker Arthur O’Connor and his wife Ellen McAleavy, Rondure Wines offers limited-production, artisan wines made via the Spanish Capas winemaking technique.
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An under-the-radar winery offering an exclusive wine country experience, Backstage Winery is the brainchild of the Pera family whose passion for wine is as authentic and genuine as they come.
A family-owned winery based in Napa Valley, California, Backstage Wine ...Read more...
GLF Wines by Greg La Follette
A new winery project envisioned by winemaker Greg La Follette and Silicon Valley veteran Kevin Lee, GLF Wines delivers artisan wines of exceptional quality and value from unique locations in Sonoma County.
One of Sonoma County’s most respected winemakers has recently launched ...Read more...
Papapietro Perry Winery
Located in the picturesque Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County, Papapietro Perry specializes in handcrafted, small-lot Pinot Noirs from the best vineyards in the region.
It has been a few years since we featured tiny Papapietro Perry Winery ...Read more...