An appellation is a geographical area recognized for a distinctive combination of soil, climate, and identifiable regional wine character. The word appellation comes from the French Appellation d'Origine Controlee laws, which are laws meant to ensure quality within specific regions of France. These same principles have been used to create American Viticultural Areas (AVA) in the United States.


Fort Ross – Seaview AVA

500 vineyard acres

Fort Ross – Seaview lies above the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, and is above the fog line that shrouds the surrounding Sonoma Coast AVA.  More Info.