EDUCATION

Petaluma Gap

Summary:

Receiving AVA status in 2018, this region is part of a growing trend of designating AVAs by climate & geology rather than political boundaries

Location:

Southern Sonoma County, South of Sonoma Coast & Russian River Valley

Climate:

Very cool, the gap is named for the wind gap allowing cool coastal breezes into the region

Soil:

Clay, sandy loam

Popular Varietals:

Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay

Noteworthy:

Wineries can decide if they want to put “Petaluma Gap” or “Sonoma Coast” on their labels as both designations are accurate