Wine Grape-Growing Regions
- Sierra Foothills – The vineyards of the Sierra Foothills, including Placer County, regions of El Dorado, Calaveras, Placerville, Murphys, and Amador, are planted in elevations of up to 3,000 feet. Placer and Amador are best known for Zinfandel with Amador having some of the oldest California Zinfandel vineyards.
- North Coast & Napa – The vineyards of California’s northern coast, which includes Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Marin, Mendocino Counties, and more, are known the world over for their exquisite wines.
- Central Coast – The state’s Central Coast area, offers cooling fog and afternoon breezes that are perfect for slow-ripening pinot noir, chardonnay and other fine varietals. Central Coast includes Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Monterey, Livermore and Santa Cruz.
- Sacramento Valley – You’ll find thriving vineyards throughout Lodi, Sacramento, Yolo County, Solano County, Stockton and Clarksburg. The Sacramento valley boasts flavorful grapes thanks to its Mediterranean-style climate.
- South Coast – Notable winegrowing areas in this region include San Diego County, Ventura, Malibu, Temecula, Riverside, Cucamonga and Los Angeles. Southern California vineyards take advantage of the state’s warm days and cool, misty nights.