“No, we’re not synonymous with a single grape. That’s the point. Each of Sonoma’s 16 AVAs has its specialties: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast), Cabernet (Alexander and Sonoma Valleys). Don’t forget Zinfandel, which was practically invented in our Dry Creek Valley.” – Sunset Magazine, August 2012
Less than an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Sonoma County is one of California’s longest and largest producers of premium wine grapes. Since the early 1800’s, grapes have been an agricultural mainstay of this region, now planted with over 50 different grape varieties, from which 300+ wineries make world-class wine.
Sonoma County’s amazing diversity sets it apart from other top wine regions. Its 15 AVAs (of which Dry Creek Valley is one) reflect the area’s wide variety of climate and soil conditions, resulting in signature winegrape varieties for each AVA. A patchwork of pristine beaches, redwood forests, and lush valleys offer visitors a diverse selection of recreational adventures. Quaint towns dot the region, each providing a unique mix of lodging, shopping and eating – with chefs and food purveyors who take full advantage of Sonoma’s local bounty of food and wine. A relaxed and friendly vibe across tasting rooms, restaurants, towns and people complete the Sonoma County experience.
The Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley® are proud to partner with the Sonoma County Vintners, the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission and the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau to offer a memorable experience to all visitors. For more information on Sonoma County, please visit: