Sonoma County Region

Sonoma County Zinfandel
Sonoma County lies north of San Francisco and is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The county runs parallel to Napa Valley, and is separated from it by the Mayacamas range.

Zinfandel from Sonoma County has been generally characterized as having full, intense blackberry fruit aromas that mingle with spicy black pepper, anise, and allspice scents. In general, Northern Sonoma produces “classic Zinfandel,” with some cherry and briar character. The extended growing season of the Russian River Valley intensifies the flavors in the fruit, producing very lush, dark plum and boysenberry qualities. Zinfandel from Dry Creek has a distinct core of black cherry and vanilla flavor and aroma, and Zinfandel from Alexander Valley tends to be described as “supple” with plump blackberry and black cherry flavors. As the Sonoma Valley is a slightly cooler region, these wines are quite lush and feature plenty of black pepper and spice. The coolest areas of Southern Sonoma show brighter, rounder berry fruit and an intensely spicy flavor.

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Regional Profile
Sonoma County Tourism Bureau
Home to more than 300 award-winning wineries within 13 distinct wine-growing areas, Sonoma County barrels a varietal for almost everyone. Down home hospitality resonates from family-run wineries to internationally heralded wine houses.

Beyond the tasting rooms, Sonoma County's natural beauty entices visitors to slow down and explore meandering back roads, rivers and more than 55 miles of Pacific coastline.

Sonoma County Tourism Bureau

ZAP Members in this Region
Acorn Winery
Alexander Valley Vineyards
Amphora Winery
Angels and Cowboys Wines
Baldwin Wines
Barber Cellars
Barefoot Cellars
Bedrock Wine Company
Beekeeper Cellars
Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves
Buena Vista Winery
Carol Shelton Wines
Cast Wines
Cline Cellars
Del Carlo Winery
DeLoach Vineyards
Dry Creek Vineyard
Dutcher Crossing Winery
Four Corners
Fritz Winery
Gamba Vineyards and Winery
Hartford Family Winery
Hart's Desire Wines
Haywood Winery
J. Rickards Winery & Vineyards
Kokomo Winery
Ledson Winery & Vineyards
Limerick Lane Cellars
Madrone Vineyards Estate
Mauritson Family Winery
Mazzocco Winery
Miro Cellars
Murphy Goode - Artisans & Estates
Novy Family Wines
Pedroncelli Winery
Pezzi King Vineyards
Puccioni Vineyards
Quivira Vineyards
Ridge Lytton Springs
Rued Winery
Sbragia Family Vineyards
Seghesio Family Vineyards
Simoncini Vineyards
St. Anne's Crossing
St. Francis Winery & Vineyard
Talty Vineyards & Winery
Tin Barn Vineyards
Tonti FamilyWines
Trentadue Winery
Wilson Artisan Winery
Zialena Winery
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