EDUCATION

Sonoma Coast

Summary:

Ranging from rugged and windy in the North to gently rolling hills in the South, this region received its AVA status in 1987

Location:

Far Northwestern Sonoma County from Mendocino County south almost to San Pablo Bay

Climate:

Cool, receives twice the annual rainfall of other nearby AVAs

Soil:

Geologically diverse

Popular Varietals:

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah

Noteworthy:

A diverse region, in the North vines sit above the fog line, while in the south grapes are influenced by the Petaluma Gap