Sonoma Valley driver’s log, May 24, 2015. Another gorgeous day in wine country and since we had so much fun on our last dog friendly winery adventure we decided to do it again, this time in Sonoma Valley. We chose our destinations as though we were fairly savvy wine tourists on a day trip (no […]
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The Sonoma Valley AVA centers on the Sonoma Valley (also known as The Valley of the Moon) in the southern portion of the county. The appellation is bordered by two mountain ranges: the Mayacamas Mountains to the east and the Sonoma Mountains to the west.
Along with being the area where so much of Sonoma County’s winemaking history took place, the area is known for its unique terroir, with Sonoma Mountain protecting the area from the wet and cool influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean. The Sonoma Mountains to the west help protect the valley from excessive rainfall. The cool air that does affect the region comes northward from the Los Carneros region and southward from the Santa Rosa Plain.