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.
Ehret Family Winery
The unique terroir of Knights Valley and its complex landscape create depth and character in Ehret wines.
Founded by husband and wife team Pierre and Susan Ehret, the Ehret Fam ...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.
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A true balance between vineyard and nature, Balverne Wines is dedicated to sustainable farming practices, preserving the environment, and crafting world-class wines of quality and character.
Established in 2012 by Bob and Renée Stein, Balverne Wines offers esta ...Read more...
Helen Keplinger is widely regarded as one of the most talented and innovative winemakers in California, having worked with some of the brightest winemaking minds in the industry.
Founded by husband and wife DJ Warner and Helen Keplinger in 2006, Kep ...Read more...