Chalk Hill AVA
EDUCATION

Chalk Hill

Summary:

Named for the signature white, chalky soils of the region, Chalk Hill received its AVA status in 1983.

Location:

Northeast corner of the Russian River Valley AVA

Climate:

Warmer than the rest of Russian River Valley AVA due to its higher elevation

Soil:

Volcanic, chalky white ash

Popular Varietals:

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Noteworthy:

Home to only a handful of wineries, this is one of the smaller sub-regions of Sonoma.