Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types ...
Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa Valley, the region only produces about half the amount of wine but boasts both tremendous quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.
Grape varieties are carefully selected to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Carneros. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.
Front Porch Farm Red 2013Rhone Red Blends from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
Preston Vineyards L. Preston 2015Rhone Red Blends from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Preston Vineyards L. Preston 2016Rhone Red Blends from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Front Porch Farm Red 2014Rhone Red Blends from Russian River, Sonoma County, California