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.


West Sonoma Coast AVA

1,028 Acres Planted to Vineyard in the West Sonoma Coast AVA

28 Wineries

Earned AVA Stauts in 2022

Known for super premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

West Sonoma Coast is located on the furthest western sliver of Sonoma County encompassing the steep, rugged mountainous terrain along the Pacific Ocean coastline with elevations of the AVA ranging from 400 to 1,800 feet. Bright acidity, moderate alcohol, and pure flavors are the qualities that are often associated with the wines from the West Sonoma Coast.  More Info.