The Moon Mountain Viticultural Area, nestled in Sonoma County, California, is a distinctive and relatively lesser-known wine-producing region. Here is some background that is good to know when looking for Moon Mountain vineyards for sale. Known for its rugged terrain, high elevation vineyards, and exceptional red wines, this AVA has been gaining recognition for its unique terroir and commitment to producing premium-quality grapes.  Moon Mountain provides great opportunities for real estate investment and living the wine country lifestyle.

Moon Mountain Vineyards For Sale

Here is a summary of the Moon Mountain Viticultural Area, including statistics on vineyards and wineries:

Location and Geography:

  • The Moon Mountain AVA is situated in the western part of Sonoma County, bordering the Mayacamas Mountains and neighboring the Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Coast AVAs.
  • It covers approximately 17,633 acres (7,140 hectares) of land and is characterized by its mountainous and volcanic terrain.

Climate:

  • The climate influences Moon Mountain by its elevation, which varies significantly within the AVA, ranging from approximately 400 to 2,200 feet (120 to 670 meters) above sea level.
  • This elevation variation results in a wide range of microclimates, allowing for the cultivation of various grape varietals.
  • The climate is generally warm during the day and cooler at night, which promotes the development of complex flavors in the grapes.

Grape Varietals:

  • Moon Mountain celebrates its production of red Bordeaux varietals, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.
  • Other varietals, such as Zinfandel and Syrah, are also cultivated in the region, showcasing the diversity of its terroir.

Vineyards:

  • The AVA is home to several vineyards, often located on steep slopes and terraces that take advantage of the challenging yet rewarding terrain.
  • Vineyards in Moon Mountain are known for their small, carefully managed blocks and low-yield practices, which contribute to grape quality.
  • Moon Mountain Vineyards for sale can range in price anywhere from $150,000 / acre to $200,000+

Wineries:

  • While Moon Mountain may have fewer wineries compared to some larger AVAs, it is known for producing premium, small-lot wines.
  • These wineries focus on crafting wines that reflect the unique terroir and mountain character of the region, often emphasizing Bordeaux-style reds.

In conclusion, the Moon Mountain Viticultural Area is a distinctive and emerging wine region within Sonoma County.  It celebrates its rugged landscapes, high-elevation vineyards, and exceptional red wines. With its unique terroir and dedication to producing premium-quality grapes, it continues to attract attention from wine enthusiasts seeking distinctive mountain-grown wines and plays a valuable role in California’s wine industry.  Moon Mountain properties have the potential for an excellent investment.

Take a moment to review estates, vineyards and wineries  for sale and learn more about David Ashcraft. If  you would like to sell your property David would enjoy the opportunity to discuss this with you. If you are looking for a lifestyle change in California wine country David would like to help you find the real estate to fit your vision.  The Sonoma mountaintop where volcanic soils create marquee wines.

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