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“Sonoma gets its coast back”

How a new, much-needed AVA associated with some of California’s finest wines came about. It has just been announced that the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, better known as the TTB, has published a rule establishing California’s newest American Viticultural Area, the West Sonoma Coast AVA. Home to some of the coolest More


Press Release: “California’s Newest Sonoma AVA: The West Sonoma Coast”

CALIFORNIA’S NEWEST SONOMA AVA: THE WEST SONOMA COAST   SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 23, 2022 – The West Sonoma Coast Vintners is proud to announce the TTB’s approval of the newly established West Sonoma Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA). The West Sonoma Coast AVA is located within the westernmost portion of Sonoma County, holding approximately More


SF Chronicle

“Inside the 11-year battle to turn the remote coastline of Sonoma into an official wine region”

“The West Sonoma Coast is set to become California’s newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) on Monday, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has announced, and the 19th AVA within Sonoma County.”

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Harpers UK

“New West Sonoma Coast AVA to highlight ‘best Pinot Noir’ in USA”

With the official rubber-stamping of a new West Sonoma Coast AVA just weeks away, its vintners have been in London promoting what they describe as “California’s Cote d’Or”.
The new AVA currently includes 23 wineries spread over three coastal ridges to the west of Russian River, with around 1,000 collective acres primarily planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in elevated, cool climate sites.



“California’s Edgiest, Riskiest Wine Region Is About to Get a New Name”

The dramatic, 51-mile-long sliver of land next to the ocean is known as the West Sonoma Coast, or what some call the “true,” “extreme,” or “far” Sonoma coast. It’s California’s edgiest, riskiest wine region, where clashing tectonic plates have been churning up the earth for hundreds of millions of years.

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Robb Report

“Sonoma’s Secret Elite Wine Region”

On far-western, coastal ridges, some of Northern California’s most talented winemakers are producing exquisite Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.

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WTop - Washington

“Wine of the Week: West Sonoma Coast Wines”

WASHINGTON — There are road shows and then there are road shows. This week, the West Sonoma Coast Vintners Association is on the road, bringing its wine wares to Washington as part of an educational tasting tour for consumers and those in the industry.

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The New York Times

“Sonoma County Pinot Noirs Blur the Boundary Lines By Eric Asimov”

It’s a question that comes up regularly: What is your favorite American region for pinot noir? I find it impossible to answer.

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The Washington Post

“West Sonoma Coast in The Washington Post”

Dave McIntyre wrote an article, Why American wine labels aren’t as specific as they could be, for the The Washington Post about our West Sonoma Coast AVA.

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