"Sonoma gets its coast back"
VINOGRAPHY - Alder Yarrow
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 vineyard sites in California, and the source of many of the state’s finest Pinot Noirs, the West Sonoma Coast AVA has been a grassroots effort many years in the making.