Known affectionately as The Valley of the Moon, Sonoma Valley is both the name of the region and its largest AVA. Geographically, it’s bordered to the west by the Sonoma Mountains and, to the east, by the stunning Mayacamas Range.
- Climate: An “open” valley to the north and south, cool air flows down from the Pacific Ocean and up from San Pablo Bay.
- Soils: There are, at last count, over fifteen distinctly different soil series found and farmed in Sonoma Valley.
- Varietals: Of the dozens of grape varietals grown in Sonoma Valley, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are the most notable.