EDUCATION

Carneros

Summary:

Carneros was the first AVA established (in 1983) for its unique climate rather than political boundaries

Location:

Southwest Sonoma Valley and also Southwest of the town of Sonoma

Climate:

Cool and windy, with less rainfall than neighboring AVAs

Soil:

Volcanic, clay

Popular Varietals:

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah

Noteworthy:

Los Carneros translates to “the rams” in Spanish and is a nod to the regions’ history of sheep ranches & dairies