Carneros was the first AVA established (in 1983) for its unique climate rather than political boundaries.
Southwest Sonoma Valley and southwest of the town of Sonoma
Cool and windy, with less rainfall than neighboring AVAs
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah
Los Carneros translates to “the rams” in Spanish and is a nod to the region's history of sheep ranches & dairies. It is the only appellation located at the crossroads of two major wine regions, Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley.
Featured Wineries in Carneros AVA: