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.
  • MACRO SUB-ZONE– “The Emrerald Triangle”(Humbolt, Trinity & Mendocino Counties)
  • GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER~ There is No Real Organization or Even Official Name For This Area. Some Refer to it as The Far North, I Use the Term Northern California.

TOPOGRAPHY Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley

  • SLOPES/ Klamath Mountains(Trinity Alps), Cascade Range, +Altitude(14ft.- 3,500ft.)Peaks to 8,000ft.)


  • VOLCANISM~ ~Mt. Shasta~
    • ~Mt. Lassen~ Largest Plug Volcano In the World.  Southernmost Volcano In the Cascade Mountain Range.

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Alluvial

CLIMATE  Mediterranean With Continental Influence

**Refer to CALIFORNIA/ Overview For Detailed Information On California as a Wine State.

Klamath Mountains


  • WHITE=  ?
  • RED= Blaufrankisch, Mondeuse, Nebbiolo, Refosco, Trousseau
  • GEOGRAPHY- California, REGION-Northern California, COUNTY-Siskiyou, +Latitude(41.75°N)
    • Sub-Zone/ AVA.’s- Seiad Valley AVA., Scott Valley
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Scott), SLOPES/ Cascade Foothills, +Altitude(1,300ft.)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Loam
  • VINICULTURELabeledSISKIYOU COUNTYWine Produced, Non-Conforming to a AVA.
    • Estate/ Producers- Iruai, Methode  Sauvage

  • 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- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Seiad)On~Trinity/ Klamath~River~
      • SLOPES/ Klamath Mountains(Trinity Alps), +Altitude(1,300ft.)
    • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic
    • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influences, +Micro Climates
    • VITICULTURE- 2,248ac./ 23 ac. Planted,  1994- AVA. Officially Established.
      • Estates/ Producers- Seiad Valley


  • WHITE=   |   RED= **Refer to AVA.’s For Grape Variety Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- California, REGION-Northern California, +Latitude(4o.8°N)
    • Sub-Zones/ AVA.’s- Willow Creek AVA.
  • VITICULTURE– LabeledHUMBOLDT COUNTYWine Produced, Non-Conforming to a 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, Syrah, Zinfandel
      • GEOGRAPHY- California, REGION-Northern California, COUNTIES-Humboldt/(Laps)Trinity
        • BORDERS-Pacific Coast(Near/45 mi.), @Hw.#299
      • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Trinity)SLOPES/ Klamath Mountains, +Altitude(1,000ft.)
        • 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
        • Vineyards- Covery Lane, Gardner Ranch, Trinity River


  • WHITE=   |   RED= **Refer to AVA.’s For Grape Variety Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- California, REGION-Northern California
    • Sub-Zones/ AVA.’s- Trinity Lakes AVA.
  • VITICULTURE– LabeledTRINITY COUNTYWine Produced, Non-Conforming to a AVA.

  • TRINITY LAKES AVA.     @Weaverville
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling
    • RED= Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel
    • GEOGRAPHY- California, REGION-Northern California, COUNTY-Trinity, @Hw.#3
      • North-West of Redding-City(25 mi.), South of Oregon Border(60mi.)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley(Hyampom)On~Trinity/ Lewiston~Lakes~
      • SLOPES/ Klamath Mountains(Trinity Alps), +Altitude(1,200ft. to 2,000ft.)
    • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Alluvial Loam, Shale, Decomposed Granite
    • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influences, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°Variation)
    • VITICULTURE- 96,000 ac./ 47 ac. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers- Alpen Cellars(E.), Dubakella, Iruai, Merlo(45ac.), One Maple(E.), Trinity Lakes
      • Vineyards- One Maple“Estate

Cascade Foothills

SHASTA COUNTY     @Entire County

  • WHITE= Gringet
  • RED= Counoise, Garnacha, Mondeuse, Mourvedre, Syrah, Teroldego, Trousseau
  • GEOGRAPHY- California, REGION-Northern California, COUNTY-Shasta
    • Sub-Zones/ AVA.’s Inwood AVA., Manton Valley AVA.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ Cascade Foothills, +Altitude( ? ft.)
    • On~San Joaquin/ Sacramento~River~
  • SOILS- MetamorphicVolcanic, Loam
  • VINICULTURE– LabeledSHASTA COUNTYWine Produced In Non-Conforming to a AVA.
    • Estate/ Producers- Belluard, Dakaro, Methode Sauvage
    • Vineyards- Iruai


  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Syrah, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- California, REGION-Northern California, COUNTIES-Shasta/(Laps)Tehama
    • East of Redding-City(20mi.), @Hw.#44, +Latitude(44.41°N)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Manton), On~Battle~Creek~Tributary~Sacramento~River~
    • SLOPES/ Cascade Mountains/ Cascade Foothills, +Altitude(2,000ft. to 3,500ft.)
    • VOLCANISM~ ~Mt. Shasta~  ~Mt. Lassen~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic Sand-Loam, Gravel-Loam, Volcanic
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influences
  • VITICULTURE- 12,001 ac./ 200 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Albireo, Dobson, Indian Peak, Les Lunes(Nat.Pro.), Mt. Tehama, Ringtail, Shasta Daisy
    • Vineyards- Alger, Cedar Crest, Indian Peak“Estate”, Mt. Tehama“Estate”, Shasta Daisy“Estate
  • CULTURE- 2014- AOC. Officially Established.


  • 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
    • Vineyards- Anselmo“Estate

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