Sonoma Valley’s smallest AVA, Bennett Valley is nestled between three peaks. Taylor Mountain to the west, Sonoma Mountain to the south, and Bennett Peak to the east.
- Climate: A gap in the mountains welcomes Pacific breezes that cool temperatures.
- Soils: Ash that accumulated long ago give the soils a high volcanic content.
- Varietals: Chardonnay rules in Bennett Valley, along with Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah.