NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


GEOGRAPHY California(North), REGION-Northern California

  • Wine Grown In Northern California South of Oregon Border and North of North Coast AVA.
  • COUNTIES– Del Norte, Siskiyou, Modoc, Humboldt, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama
  • AVA.’s- Inwood AVA., Manton AVA., Seiad Valley AVA., Trinity Lakes AVA., Willow Creek AVA.

TOPOGRAPHY “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Klamath Mountians, Cascade Range

SOILS  Metamorphic”, “Volcanic”, “Sedimentary, Alluvial

CLIMATE  “Mediterranean” With “Continental” Influence


Klamath Mountains

SISKIYOU COUNTY     @Entire County

  • WHITE=  ?
  • RED= Blaufrankisch, Mondeuse, Trousseau
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-Northern California, COUNTY-Siskiyou
    • Sub-Zone- Scott Valley
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ Cascade Foothills
  • SOILS= “Metamorphic“, “Volcanic“, Loam
  • VINICULTURE– Wine Produced In “SISKIYOU COUNTY” Non-Conforming to AVA.
    • Estate/ Producers–  Methode Sauvag

SEIAD VALLEY AVA.    @Yreka

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-Northern California, COUNTY-Siskiyou
    • BORDERS: Oregon(20 mi.), @Hw.#5
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Hilly/ Valley(Seiad)”, On~Trinity/ Klamath~River~, +Alt.1,300 ft.
  • SOILS= “Metamorphic“, ”Volcanic
  • CLIMATE= “Mediterranean” With “Continental” Influences/ Micro Climates
  • VITICULTURE– 23 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Seiad Valley Vineyards

HUMBOLDT COUNTY     @Eureka

  • WHITE=   |   RED**Refer to AVA.’s For Grape Variety Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-Northern California
  • VITICULTURE– Wine Produced In “HUMBOLDT COUNTY” Non-Conforming to AVA.
    • Estates/ Producers– Briceland, Fieldbrook Monument Mountain
    • Vineyards– Elk Prairie(10ac.), Ryan

WILLOW CREEK AVA.     @Willow Creek

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-Northern California, COUNTY-Humboldt, @Hw.#299
    • BORDERS: Pacific Coast(Near/45 mi.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Klamath Mountains,+Alt.1,000 ft.
    • On~Willow Creek~Tributary~Trinity~River~
  • SOILS= “Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary
  • CLIMATE= “Mediterranean” With “Continental” Influences/ Micro Climates
  • VITICULTURE– 129 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Dogwood Estates, Fieldbrook, Hardesty(Nat.Pro.), Sentinel, Sun Valley, Trinity River, Winnett

TRINITY LAKES AVA.     @Weaverville

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling
  • RED= Merlot, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-Northern California, COUNTY-Trinity, @Hw.#3
    • North-West of Redding-City(25 mi.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, +Alt.2,000 ft.
    • On~Trinity/ Lewiston~Lakes~
  • SOILS= “Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary
  • CLIMATE= “Mediterranean” With “Continental” Influences, +DIURNAL SHIFTS
  • VITICULTURE– 96,000 ac./ 47 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Alpen Cellars, One Maple, Trinity Lakes

Cascade Foothills

SHASTA COUNTY     @Entire County

  • WHITE=  ?
  • RED= Counoise, Garnacha, Mourvedre, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-Northern California, COUNTY-Shasta
    • Sub-Zones/ AVA.’s Inwood AVA.
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ Cascade Foothills
    • On~San Joaquin/ Sacramento~River~
  • SOILS= “Metamorphic“, “Volcanic“, Loam
  • VINICULTURE– Wine Produced In “SHASTA COUNTY” Non-Conforming to AVA.
    • Estate/ Producers–  Dakaro

MANTON VALLEY AVA.     @Manton

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Syrah, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-Northern California, COUNTY-Shasta/ Tehama
    • East of Redding-City(20mi.), @Hw.#44
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Manton)”
    • SLOPES/ Cascade Mountains/ Cascade Foothills, +Alt.2,000 ft.-3,500 ft.
  • SOILS= “Metamorphic” Sand-Loam, Gravel-Loam, “Volcanic” Mt. Shasta/ Mt. Lassen
  • CLIMATE= “Mediterranean” With “Continental” Influences
  • VITICULTURE– 12,001 ac./ 200 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Dobson, Indian Peak, Les Lunes(Nat.Pro.), Mt. Tehama, Ringtail, Shasta Daisy

INWOOD AVA.     @

  • WHITE= Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-Northern California, COUNTY-Shasta,  @Hw.#
  • TOPOGRAPHY-“Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”
  • SOILS= “Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE= “Mediterranean” With “Continental” Influences
  • VITICULTURE– 28,997 ac./ 62 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Anselmo, Lessen Peak, Matson


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.