The wine regions of California are divided mainly into 4 regions:
Includes wine regions like
Napa Valley is recognized around the world as a great wine region. Its wines are
highly regarded for their superior quality and diversity in style due in part to
its climate. Sonoma county offers a landscape of
beautiful valleys and winding roads and is nested between the Pacific coast on
the west and rolling hills and mountains on the East. Smaller sub AVAs
within them like
Mendocino and Lake County are also part of this region. Mendocino
county is located north of Sonoma county. Mendocino begins about 90 miles north
of San Francisco and is bounded by Costal Mountain Range, the Pacific ocean and
the northern redwood forests.
The Central Coast is blessed with
great natural beauty, an abundance of recreational opportunities, and a climate
that's just about perfect for wine. Includes most of the Central Coast of California and the area south and west of San Francisco Bay down to Santa Barbara County. Santa Clara Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains, San Lucas, Paso Robles, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Livermore Valley.
Sierra Foothills' wineries stretch from the
northerly most wineries of Yuba and Nevada counties, then moves south on Highway
49 to Amador county and further south to Calaveras county.
Lodi is part of this area.
Southern California includes the coastal regions south of Los Angeles down to the border with Mexico. The Southern California
Coast is famous for its beaches and surfing but also for some outstanding