EDUCATION

Sonoma Valley

Summary:

Achieving AVA status in 1981, this region already had a long history of commercial winemaking dating back to the 1850s. Today, it is known for producing some of the best sparkling wine in California

Location:

Nestled between the Sonoma Coast and Napa Valley

Climate:

Varied, but generally warm, sunny days and cool nights

Soil:

Geologically diverse

Popular Varietals:

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel

Noteworthy:

Sonoma Valley AVA actually produces almost twice as much as its more famous neighbor, Napa Valle