Did Ledson Winery burn down?
Sonoma County Ledson Winery: Steve Ledson’s “castle” winery on Highway 12, between Santa Rosa and Kenwood, made national news in October 2017 via dramatic photographs of helicopter and airplane drops of water and fire retardant on the burning hill behind the winery – which was saved.
What is the most widely planted grape in Sonoma County?
Cabernet Sauvignon: One of the most widely planted red grapes in Sonoma County, Cabernet is concentrated and structured, with flavors of black currant, anise, and cedar. Often best after a few years of aging.
What grapes grow in Sonoma?
With elevations ranging from valley floors to mountain peaks, nearly every type of grape grown in Sonoma County is represented in this AVA. Cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, pinot noir, chardonnay, and sauvignon blanc are the most widely planted grapes of this region.
What kind of wine is in Sonoma?
Chardonnay. Buttery or not, chardonnay continues to be number one when it comes to white wine from Sonoma.
Is Sonoma an AVA?
The Sonoma Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Sonoma County, California which centers on the Sonoma Valley in the southern portion of the county. The name ‘Sonoma’ means ‘Valley of the Moon’ in the local Native American dialect….Sonoma Valley AVA.
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What wine is Sonoma County known for?
The appellation is known particularly for its Sauvignon blanc and Zinfandel production. Dry Creek Valley AVA is home to the majority of the Sonoma Gallo vineyards, who established winery facilities in the valley in the early 1990s.
What makes Sonoma good for wine?
Two prime reasons: climate and soil. Sonoma County offers grape growers a wide variety of climate and soil conditions, known as terroir. The climate is ideal for growing grapes, with long, dry, sunny, warm-but-rarely-hot summer days buttressed by cool nights, ocean breezes and fog.