The Sonoma Coast AVA encompasses mountainous terrain bordering the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The notion that this area is too cold and rainy to support quality grape production was first dispelled in the 1970s and is proven to be further from the truth with each successive vintage. The cool climate and long growing season produce some of the country’s best, and most sought after, Chardonnay. The region’s Pinot Noir and Syrah are also among the best produced anywhere in the United States.

This large, forested and sparsely populated AVA contains about a dozen wineries with most open for tasting, usually by appointment. Production is normally small with a majority of wineries producing fewer than 3000 cases. In addition to the exceptional wine made by Sonoma Coast wineries, several non-resident wineries use Sonoma Coast grapes for their best wines. Top non-resident wineries include, among others: Aubert, Hartford, Kistler, Kosta Browne, Marcassin, Pahlmeyer, Siduri, and Williams Selyem.


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Fort Ross-Seaview AVA

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Sonoma Coast Wineries - Highest Wine Critic Ratings


1.   Hartford Family Winery  
5.0
5.0
2.   Kistler Vineyards  
5.0
5.0
3.   Littorai  
5.0
5.0
4.   Martinelli Vineyards  
5.0
5.0
5.   Maybach Family Vineyards  
5.0
5.0
6.   Patz & Hall Winery  
5.0
5.0
7.   Arista Winery  
4.5
8.   Cattleya Wines  
4.5
9.   Chasseur Wines - Hunter Wine Cellars  
4.5
10.   Cobb Family Wines  
4.5

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All Sonoma Coast Wineries (425) [map view]


Acorn Winery / Alegria Vineyards

Adobe Road Winery

Adrian Fog Winery

Agharta Wines

Albini Family Vineyards

Alma Fria

Alquimista Cellars

Alysian Wines

Amelle Wines

Anaba Wines

Ancient Oak Cellars

Annapolis Winery

Arista Winery

Armagh Vineyard

Atascadero Creek Winery

Attune Wines

Azari Vineyards

Bacigalupi Vineyards

Bailiwick Wine Company

Baker Lane Vineyards

Balletto Vineyards

Banshee Wines

Barbed Oak Vineyard

Barber Cellars

Battaglini Estate Winery & Vineyard

Benovia Winery

Bertapelle Cellars

Bink Wines

Bjornstad Cellars

BKB Wines

Black Goose Wines

Black Knight Vineyards

Bluenose Wines

Bodkin Wines

Boheme Wines

Bonneau Wines

Brack Mountain Wine Company

Bradford Mountain at VML

Bradford Mountain Winery

Branham Estate Wines

Broadway Vineyards

Bucher Vineyard

Bugay Vineyards

Burt Street Cellars

Bybee Vineyards & Habitat

C. Donatiello Winery

Calluna Vineyards

Calstar Cellars

Camlow Cellars

Campana Ranch Winery

Canihan Family Cellars

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Carol Shelton Wines

Carrozzi Vineyard

Cartograph Wines

Castelli Vineyards

Cattleya Wines

Cecchetti Wine Company

Cederquist Wine Company

Ceja Vineyards

Cellars of Sonoma

Ceritas Winery

Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery

Chandelle of Sonoma at Sonoma Cellar Door

Char Vale Winery

Charles Heintz Vineyard

Chasseur Wines - Hunter Wine Cellars

Chenoweth Wines

Christopher Creek Winery

Chronicle Wines

Churchill Cellars

Cinque Insieme

Clarbec Wines

Claypool Cellars

Cleary Ranch Vineyards

Cline Cellars

Clouds Rest Vineyards

Cobb Family Wines

Colagrossi Wines

Copain Wine Cellars

Coral Mustang

Corkscrew Wines

Corte Riva Vineyards

Cosa Obra

Cowan Cellars

Crinella Winery

Croix Estate

Cruse Wine Co.

Crush Winery

Crux Winery

D'Argenzio Winery

Dancing Lady Wines

Dane Cellars

Daniel Cohn Wine Company

Dark Hundred

Davis Bynum

Davis Family Vineyards

Deering Wine

Dehlinger Winery

DeLoach Vineyards

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