Wine and Grapes
What are the unique elements that make up Sonoma County world-class wines?
Sonoma County is a million acres (1,604 square miles) of valley floors, rolling hills and tree-lined mountain sides — each a wonderful place for growing winegrapes of superior quality and character.
It is the birthplace of northern California viticulture with several generations of families committed to its land and sustaining it for future generations. Sonoma County is the perfect marriage of family, growing conditions and innovation for producing exceptional winegrapes and wines.
Sonoma County has more soil types than France that range from rich and loamy to volcanic and well-drained. They provide the natural chemistry for growing a variety of top winegrapes.
The long, dry and sunny summer days with cool nights, ocean breezes and fog, produce the ideal conditions for growing winegrapes.
Finally, what makes Sonoma County so special is the spirit of the people and care and attention that is given to each vine. This carries over to the wines where patience and balance are reflected in the wines. It is the perfect team of passionate growers and winemakers (see the Wine-Grape Chronicles on this site to learn more).
Wine & Grapes
Follow several Sonoma County growers and winemakers through a typical winemaking season. Get a glimpse into the process behind making some of the world’s finest wines.