Fort Ross-Seaview AVA
EDUCATION

Fort Ross-Seaview

Summary:

One of the most rugged, hard to reach AVAs in Sonoma, this area received AVA status in 2012.

Location:

Western part of Sonoma County, close to the ocean

Climate:

Above the fog line, this region receives plenty of sunlight and cooling coastal breezes.

Soil:

Sedimentary, gravelly loam, sandstone, shale

Popular Varietals:

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Noteworthy:

The modern history of this region began in the 1960s when hippies moved to the area to live off the land & take a more natural approach to winemaking.