US Napa Valley & California | Buy Wines Online
With over 100 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), Northern California sits at the epicentre of famous US wines, from which Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Mendocino County are popular regions. Sonoma is second only to Napa in reputation. Together, the two regions make up California’s beloved “wine country.”
Mendocino County: Mendocino County is the northernmost wine-growing region in California. Located on the north coast of California, Mendocino has a cooler climate, the Western half of this growing region borders the Pacific Ocean and features a cool and foggy climate, while the Eastern half enjoys slightly warmer and drier conditions due to protection from the Mayacamas. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Zinfandel would be your go to grapes.
Napa County: Napa County is home to Napa Valley, one of the most famous wine regions in the world. & undoubtedly a mecca of New World wine. With a warmer, drier climate than most other areas on the north coast, Napa consistently produces some of California’s best wines. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay are the main grapes grown here.
Sonoma County: An hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma County is home to the Russian River Valley & other AVAs. Located West of Napa Valley, this larger growing area features an agreeable climate with temperate daytime conditions leading to brisk nights. The diversity of taste profiles from within Sonoma County arises from the variety of soils that the county has, with best profiles being Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc