4,000 Vineyard Acres
Top Varietal: Pinot Noir
Approved as an AVA in December 2017. This area in southern Sonoma County and northern Marin County is known as the Petaluma Gap AVA. It is noted for the afternoon wind and fog that comes from Bodega Bay on the coast and passes through the hilly areas and into San Pablo Bay, cooling the vineyards and allowing the fruit a longer hang time to give more flavor. More Info.