Wineries & Wine
California’s wine industry was born in the Sonoma Valley more than 100 years ago, established by immigrants who recognized the natural abundance the land brought forth. Their early efforts took root and evolved into today’s thriving wine industry. The Valley of the Moon, as Sonoma Valley is known, has always cast a luminous spell on inhabitants and visitors alike, filling them with an ever-new appreciation of the cornucopia that is inherent in this special place.
Today’s crop of Sonoma Valley winemakers is as diverse as the grapes grown here. Among them are the first ever Hispanic and African American-owned wineries, a healthy percentage of women in all aspects of the industry, including ownership, and large and small operations, each pursuing their dream in their own way. Many of the world’s finest wines are grown in this fecund and generous valley by winemakers who share the same independent spirit and love of the land as their predecessors.
With its rich variety of soils and climates, Sonoma Valley produces an extensive range of wines, including, in order of amounts grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Gewurztraminer, Gamay Beaujolais, Sangiovese, Semillon, Barbera, Muscat Canelli, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Pinot Blanc, Nebbiolo, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Alicante Bouschet, and Riesling.
Sonoma Valley Wine Weekend on NBC Bay Area
Discover the authentic, unspoiled beauty of Sonoma Valley, a place that’s short on pretension, but big on people making great, handcrafted wines. Watch Sonoma Valley Wine Weekend on NBC Bay Area featuring:
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View and print any of these handy maps for directions to Sonoma Valley. Follow its charming roads to world-renowned wineries, delicious local produce, and fine dining of all varieties, and end your day in a cozy B&B, an historic hotel, or an elegant spa resort.
Sonoma Valley Merchant Map
Sonoma Valley Winery Map