CALIFORNIA-South Coast


SOUTH COAST IS   AVA.- 11     @Los Angeles, San Diego

  • WHITE= Albarino, Arneis, Clairette Blanc, Chardonnay, Falanghina, Grunner Veltliner, Marsanne, Muscat, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Symphony, Torrontes, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Montepulciano, Mourvèdre, Nebbiolo, Petite Sirah, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo,  Zinfandel

GEOGRAPHY STATE-California(South), REGION-South Coast AVA.

  • COUNTIES- Malibu, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego
  • Sub-AVA’s Antelope Valley AVA., Cucamonga Valley AVA., Leona Valley AVA. Malibu Coast AVA.
    • Newton Canyon AVA., Ramona Valley AVA., Palos Verdes Peninsula AVA., Saddle Rock AVA., San Pasquel Valley AVA., Santa Catalina AVA., Sierra Pelona Valley AVA., South Coast AVA., Tehachapi Mountains AVA., Temecula Valley AVA.
  • BORDERS- Santa Barbara County(North), Mexico(South), Pacific Ocean

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Peninsular Ranges

  • Topographic Sub-Zones- Beach Basins    High Deserts

VITICULTURE

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary

CLIMATE Maritime With Mediterranean Influences



SOUTH COAST*AVA.

  • GEOGRAPHY– California(South-West)
  • VINICULTURELabeled “SOUTH COAST” Refers to Wines Non-Conforming to an AVA.
    • Estate/ Producers(Not In Delineated AVA.)
      • Bellante(Mission Viejo/ Urban), Herzog(Oxnard/ Urban)

ANTELOPE VALLEY AVA.     @Lancaster

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-Los Angeles
    • In High Dessert, North of Los Angeles-City(    mi.), @Hw.#138/ #14
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Antelope)”, SLOPES/ Tehachapi Mountains, +Alt.?
  • SOILS=Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean With Continental Influences
  • VITICULTURE– ? ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Antelope Valley, Coruce, Donato Family, Willow Springs Village

LEONA VALLEY AVA.      @Palmdale

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-Los Angeles, @Hw.#14
    • In High Dessert, North of Los Angeles-City(      mi.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Leona)”
    • SLOPES/ Sierra Pelona Mountains, +Alt. ?
  • SOILS= Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean With Continental Influences
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Harris

SIERRA PELONA VALLEY AVA.     @Palmdale

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Muscat
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-Los Angeles, @Hw.#14
    • In High Dessert, North of Los Angeles-City(    mi.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Pelona)”
    • SLOPES/ Sierra Pelona Mountains, +Alt. ?
  • SOILS= Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean WithContinental Influences
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– agua Dulce, High Desert, Reyes, Stephen Hemmert, Thomas Ludas-Bobcat
  • CULTURE– FESTIVALS~ ~Sierra Pelona Valley AVA. Wine~ (April)
    •  ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners~
      •  MissionOrganization That Brings Together the Talents and Resources of Its Members, Partners and Community to Promote the Production and Appreciation of Wine Grown or Produced With the AVA..

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TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS AVA. (Un-Official)      @

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Primitivo, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– California(South), REGION-South Coast AVA.,COUNTY-Kern
    • In Antelope Valley AVA.
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ?, Alt. 400 ft.
  • SOILS=Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE=Continental
  • VITICULTURE– 34,155 ac./  ? acPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers– Triassic
    • Vineyards

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

  • WHITE=   |   RED=   **Refer to AVA.’s For Grape Information %
  • GEOGRAPHY– California(South-West), REGION-South Coast AVA.
    • COUNTY-Los Angelas
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ac. Planted
    • Labeled “LOS ANGELES COUNTY” Refers to Wine Non-Conforming to AVA.
    •  CHALLENGE– Mold, Mildew, Bird Flocks, Warps, Gopher, Deer
  • VINICULTURE
    • Estates/ Producers(Outside of Names AVA.)- Accidental, Angeleno, Cornel Winery, Moraga Bel Air(6.9ac.), San Antonio
    • Vineyards– Moraga(6.9ac.)
  • CULTURE– FESTIVALS~Raw Wine Fair~ (November/ Los Angelas)

MALIBU COAST*AVA.     @Malibu

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Orange Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Mouvedre, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese,  Syrah, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-Los Angelas, Ventura
    • North of Los Angeles-City(      mi.)
    • Sub-Zones/ AVA’s- Newton Canyon AVA., Saddle Rock AVA., Solstice Canyon
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, On~Coast/ Pacific Ocean~(Near/  mi.)
    • SLOPES/ Peninsular Ranges/ Santa Monica Mountains(Coastal), +Alt.1,500 ft.
  • SOILS= Metamorphic“, “Volcanic
  • CLIMATE= MediterraneanINFLUENCED/ Pacific Ocean
    • RAIN SHADOW/ Santa Monica Mountains
  • VITICULTURE– 198 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Aja, Case Dumetz, Cielo Frams, Colcanyon, Cornell, Dolin Estate, Hayes Family, Malibu Rocky Oaks, Malibu Sanity, Malibu Solstice, Mandeville, Montage
    • Vineyards– Rising Sun, Wish
  • VINICULTURE– Wine From Malibu Coast Are Said to Possess Noticeable Salinity.
  • CULTURE
    • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Malibu Coast Vintners and Grape Growers Alliance~

SADDLE ROCK AVA.    @Malibu

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-Los Angelas
    • In Malibu Coast AVA., @Hw.#1(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, On~Coast/ Pacific Ocean~(Near/  mi.)
    • SLOPES/ Santa Monica Mountains(Above Malibu)+Alt.650 ft.
  • SOILS= Metamorphic“, “Volcanic
  • CLIMATE= MediterraneanINFLUENCED/ Pacific Ocean
  • VITICULTURE– ? ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Semler Malibu Estate/ Malibu Family, Saddle Rock Winery

NEWTON CANYON AVA.     @Malibu

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Orange Muscat, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-Los Angelas
    • In Malibu Coast AVA., @Hw.#1(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”
    • On~Coast/ Pacific Ocean~(Near/ 4 mi.)
    • SLOPES/ Santa Monica Mountains, +Alt.1,480 ft.-1,608 ft.
  • SOILS= Metamorphic Silt-Loam,Volcanic Sub-Soil
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean”, INFLUENCED/ Pacific Ocean, +DIURNAL SHIFTS
  • VITICULTURE–  28 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Rosenthal Estate

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA AVA. (Un-Official)      @Palos Verdes

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-Los Angelas
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • CLIMATEMediterranean
  • SOILSMetamorphic, Altamira Shale
  • VITICULTURE– 30,000 ac./   ? ac. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Catalina View
    • Vineyards

SANTA CATALINA AVA. (Un-Offical)    @Alalon

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Pinot Noir, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-Los Angelas
    • West of Los Angeles-City(25 mi.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, On~Island~Pacific~
  • SOILS= Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean, INFLUENCED/ Pacific Ocean
  • VITICULTURE–  27 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– El Rancho Escondido
    • Vineyards– Rusack

CUCAMONGA VALLEY AVA.     @Fontana

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chasselas, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Mission, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, South Coast AVA., COUNTY-San Bernardino
    • East of Los Angeles(45 mi.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Cucamonga/ Pomona)”
  • SOILS= Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE=Mediterranean With Continental Influences
  • VITICULTURE– 1,000 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Carol Shelton, Galleano, Joseph Filippi, Rancho de Philo
    • Vineyards– Galleano(HVS.), Lopez(HVS.)
  • HISTORYPIONEERS~ ~Tiburcio Tapia~ 1838, Planted Vines at Rancho Cucamonga.

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TEMECULA VALLEY*AVA.    @Temecula

  • WHITE= Chardonnay 16%, Chenin Blanc, Cortese, Gewurztraminor, Muscat, Petit Verdot, Riesling, Rousanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon 11%, Zinfandel 10%, Merlot 8%, Black Muscat, Cabernet Franc, Cinsault, Gamay, Grenache, Malbec, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Primativo, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tannat,  Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, South Coast AVA.,  LATITUDE: 33.5*’N’
    • COUNTY-Riverside, North of San Diego-City(40 mi.),  @Hw.#15(East)
    • Sub-Zones: Rancho California Rd.          De Portola Rd.
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Temecula)”
    • SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.1,168 ft.-1,460 ft., GAPS/ Rainbow, Deluz
  • SOILS= Metamorphic, Decomposed Granite Which Breaks Down to Sandy Loam
  • CLIMATE=Continental With Mediterranean Influences
    • Summers– Hot/ Dry    |   Winters– Mild, Cold, Wet         +DIURNAL SHIFTS
  • VITICULTURE-  33,000 ac./ 1,300 ac. Planted
    • CHALLENGE– Pieces Disease/ Glasses Winged Sharp-Shooter
    • Estates/ Producers– Avensole, Baily, Bel Vino, Briar Rose, Callaway, Carter, Chapin, Cougar, Danza Del Sole, Doffo, Europa Village*, Falkner*, Fazeli, Footpath, Frangipani, gershon Bachus,  Hart, Leoness*(E./26ac.), Longshadow, Lorenzi, Lorimar, Lumiere, Masia de la Vinya, Maurice Car’rie, Miramonte, Monte de Oro, Mount Palomar, Oak Mountain*, Palumbo, Pelzer, Ponte, Robert Renzoni, South Coast*, Thornton, Vindemia, Wiens, Wilson Creek*
    • Vineyards– Cazas(HVS.), Hunter(HVS.)
  • HISTORY– Vinenzo Cilurzo First Vineyard. 1968, Guasti/ Brookstone First Winery 1971
  • CULTURE– ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Temecula Valley Winegrowers~
  • GOING THERE- WINE TRAILS ~De Portola Road Wine Trail~
    • FESTIVALS~San Temecula Valley Wine Festival(May)
    • NON-WINE~ ~Hot Air Ballooning~ (California Dreaming/ Grape Escape)

**Temecula Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase These Maps at Delongwine.com


SAN DIEGO COUNTY      @EntireCounty

  • WHITE= Albariño, Arneis, Chardonnay, Clairette Blanc, Falanghina, Grunner Veltliner, Marsanne, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Rousanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Symphony, Torrontes, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Montepulciano, Mourvèdre, Nebbiolo, Petite Sirah, Pinot Meunier, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– California(South), REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-San Diego
    • BORDERS: Orange County(North), Mexico(South)
    • AVA’s: Ramona Valley AVA., San Pasquel Valley AVA.
  • TOPOGRAPHY “Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Coast/ Pacific~Ocean~
  • SOILS= Metamorphic, Decomposed Granite
  • VITICULTURE– ? ac. Planted
    • Labeled “SAN DIEGO COUNTY” Refers to Wines Non-Conforming to an AVA.
  • HISTORY– First Vineyard 1778
  • CULTURE– Monasteries & Monks ~Mission San Diego de Alcala~ (Founded 1769)
    • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~San Diego County Vintners~
    • PIONEERS~ ~Father Junipero Serra~
      • ~A.E. Maxcy~ 1852, Planted First Commercial Winery In Valley Center, 350 Acre
    • FESTIVALS~San Diego County Vintners Wine(April)
      • ~Nat-Diego~(August/ San Diego) Natural Wines
      • ~Guildsomm(November/ San Diego)
  • NON AVA. SUB-ZONES Of SAN DIEGO COUNTY
  • CLAIREMONE AVA. (Un-Official)
    • Geography– San Diego County(West-Central)
    • Estates/ Producers– Chateau Bacciocco
    • Vineyards– Mt. Etna
  • ESCONDIDO
    • Geography– San Diego County(North)
    • Estates/ Producers– Rancho Bernardo(E./2ac.), Hungry Hawk(E.), Forgotten Barrel(Historical Ferrara Winery/ 1886), Jack Simon, Screaming Chief(Urban), Stehleon(Urban), Vesper(UrbanNat.Pro.)
    • Vineyards– Jack Simon
  • FALLBROOK
    • Geography– San Diego County(East), Sub-Zone- Deluz
    • Estates/ Producers– Beach House(E.), Casa Tiene Vista, Estate d’Lacobelli(E.), Fallbrook(E.), Roadrunner Ridge(E.)
  • VALLEY CENTER
    • Geography– San Diego County(East)
    • Estates/ Producers– Accidental, Hill Top(E.), Triple Ranches(E.)
    • Vineyards– Grace Hill
  • JULIAN/ WARNER SPRINGS
    • Geography– San Diego County(East), @Hw.#78
    • Topography– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Palomar Mountain, Sunshine Summit
    • Estates/ Producers– Edwards, Emerald Creek(E.), Hawk Watch(E.), Julian, Menghini(E.), Milagro(E.), Old Julian, Poppaea, Shadow Mountain(E.), Serenissima, Sierra Roble(E.), Volcan Mountain(E.)
    • Vineyards– Shadow Mountain(HVS.)
  • WINERIES ON HIGHWAY 94
    • Geography– San Diego County(South), @Hw.#94
    • Topography– “Rolling/ Hilly”,  SLOPES/ ?
    • Estates/ Producers– Campo Creek(E.), Deerhorn Valley, Dulzura(E.), Granite Lion(E.), Westfall(E.)
  • OTHER AREAS (Outside of Delineated AVA./ Sub-Zone Boundaries)
    • Estates/ ProducersBernardo(E.), Blue Door(Urban), Bichi, Caruth(Urban), Campo Creek, Charlie & Echo, Deerhorn Valley(E.), Dube, Dulzura, La Fleur’s, Gioanni Bounomo(Urban), J Brix(Nat.Pro.), LJ Crafted Wines(Tasting Room/ La Jolla), Koi Zen(Urban), Negociant(Urban), Los Pilares(Nat.Pro.), Rock Canyon, San Pasqual(Urban), Solterra(Urban/ Encinitas), Sunshine Mountain(E.), Witch Creek(Urban), Wyatt Oak(Urban)
    • Vineyards– 842, McCormick Ranch, Weston

SAN PASQUEL VALLEY*AVA.     @Escondido

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Marsanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Montepulciano, Syrah, Tempranillo,, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-San Diego
    • North of San Diego-City(15mi.), West of Pacific Ocean(30mi.), @Hw.#15(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly Valley(San Pasquel)”
    • SLOPES/ Peninsular Ranges, +Alt.500 ft., On~San Dieguito~River~
  • SOILS=Metamorphic, Granite
  • CLIMATE= Continental With Mediterranean Influences
  • VITICULTURE– ? ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Deer Park, Ferrara, Orfila(E./3 ac..)

RAMONA VALLEY*AVA.     @Ramona

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Clairette Blanc, Falanghina, Marsanne, Rousanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Mourvèdre, Petit Sirah, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY– California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-San Diego
    • North-East of San Diego-City(20mi.), West of Pacific Ocean(20mi.), @Hw.#67 & 78
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Ramona)”
    • SLOPES/ Pacific Coast Mountains, +Alt.800ft. -1,400ft.
    • (15 Miles Long & 9.5 Miles Wide)
  • SOILS=Metamorphic“, Granite
  • CLIMATE= Continental-Hot With Mediterranean Influences
  • VITICULTURE– 89,000 ac./ 100 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Barrel 1(E.), Chuparosa(E.), Correcaminos, La Finquita, Hatfield, Hacienda de las Rosas, Lenora, Milagro Farm(E.), Pamo Valley, Poppaea(E.), Ramona Ranch(E.),  Rashelica(E.), Turtle Rock(E.)
    • Vineyards– Sunrise
  • SUB-ZONES Of RAMONA VALLEY AVA.
    • HIGHLANDS VALLEY
      • Geography– Ramona Valley AVA.(North-West), @Highland Valley Rd.
      • Topography– Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Highland)
      • Estates/ Producers– Altipiano(E.), Artefact*(E.), Catus Star(E.), Cordiano(E.), Eagles Nest, Espinosa, Highland Hills, Highland Valley, Kohill, Principe di Triase, Speckle Rock*(25ac.), Schwaesdall(E.), Wolf & Rose(E.), ZXQ.
  • CULTURE– Romona Was Originally Know as Nuevo
    • ASSOCIATIONS– ~Ramona Valley Vineyard~
      • Mission~ To Promote, Protect and Enhance the Ramona Valley AVA., Our Wines, Vintners and Community.

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