CALIFORNIA-South Coast


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

  • WHITE= Albarino, Arneis, Chardonnay, Clairette Blanc, Falanghina, Fiano, Grüner Veltliner, Marsanne, Muscat(Canelli), Pinot Grigio, Pecorino, Riesling, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Symphony, Torrontes, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Alicante Bouschet, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut, Counoise, Garnacha, Merlot, Mission, Montepulciano, Mourvèdre, Nebbiolo, Petite Sirah, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo, Terret Noir, Teroldego, Zinfandel

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

  • BORDERS-Ventura County(North), Mexico Border(South), Pacific Ocean
  • COUNTIES-Malibu, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura
  • 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.

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraced/ Valley

  • SLOPES/ Peninsular Ranges, +Alt. to 50 ft.- 4,600 ft.
  • Topographic Sub-Zones- Beach Basins, High Deserts

VITICULTURE

  • HISTORICAL VINEYARD SOCIETY
    • Shadow Mountain(HVS.,*1950’s) @San Diego County
    • El Aliso(*1831)     @Los Angelas County
    • Schoolhouse(*1890’s)    @Los Angelas County

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary

CLIMATE MaritimeMediterranean and Continental

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



SOUTH COAST*AVA.

  • GEOGRAPHY- California(South-West)
    • South Coast AVA. is From Ventura County to the Mexico Border.
  • VINICULTURE– Labeled– SOUTH COAST” Wine Produced Non-Conforming to an AVA.
    • Estate/ Producers-(Not Located In Delineated AVA.) Bellante(Mission Viejo/ Urban), Herzog(Oxnard/ Urban), Tranquil Heart(Hemet)
    • Vineyards- Wild Horse Peak Mountain

VENTURA COUNTY

  • WHITE= Grenache Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- California(South-West), REGION-South Coast AVA.
    • COUNTY-Ventura, CITIES– Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura
    • Sub-Zones Ojai Valley(Upper Ojai)
  • TOPOGRAPHYFlat/ Rolling/ Hilly
    • SLOPES/ Santa Monica Mountains, Topa Topa Mountains
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ac. Planted
    • Labeled– VENTURA COUNTY  Wine Produced Non-Conforming to an AVA.
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Estates/ Producers- Boccali, Cantara, Cavaletti, Four Brix, Labyrinth, Ojai, Old Creek Ranch, Rancho Ventavo, Topo Mountain
    • Vineyards- BocaliEstate, Ojai Alisal, Rich, Roll Ranch

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY

  • WHITE=   |   RED=  **Refer to AVA.’S For Grape Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- California(South-West), REGION-South Coast AVA.
    • COUNTY-Los Angelas,
    • Sub-Zone/ AVA.’s-  Antelope Valley AVA., Leona Valley AVA., Malibu Coast AVA., Newton Canyon AVA., Palos Verdes Peninsula AVA., Sierra Pelona Mountains Valley AVA.,  Saddle Rock AVA., Santa Catalina AVA., Santa Clarita
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ac. Planted
    • Labeled– LOS ANGELES COUNTY  Wine Produced Non-Conforming to an AVA.
    •  CHALLENGE– Mold, Mildew, Bird Flocks, Warps, Gopher, Deer
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Estates/ Producers-(Not Located In Demarcated Sub-Zone) Accidental, Angeleno, Byron Blatty, Cavaletti, Cornel Winery, Moraga Bel Air(6.9ac.), San Antonio
    • Vineyards-(Not Located In Demarcated Sub-Zone) El Aliso(*1831), Lone Wolf(*1920), Moraga(6.9ac.), Schoolhouse(*1890’s)
  • 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/(Laps)Ventura
    • North of Los Angeles-City(      mi.)
    • Sub-Zones/ AVA’s- Newton Canyon AVA., Saddle Rock AVA., Solstice Canyon
  • TOPOGRAPHYRolling/ Hilly/ MountainousOn~Coast/ Pacific Ocean~(Near/  mi.)
    • SLOPES/ Peninsular Ranges/ Santa Monica Mountains(Coastal), +Alt. 1,500ft.
  • 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/ MountainousOn~Coast/ Pacific Ocean~(Near/  mi.)
      • SLOPES/ Santa Monica Mountains(Above Malibu)+Alt. 650ft.
    • 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(+30°)
    • VITICULTURE-  28 ac. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers- Rosenthal Estate

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA AVA.      @Palos Verdes

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-Los Angelas
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, 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~Santa Catalina Island~Pacific~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean, INFLUENCED/ Pacific Ocean
  • VITICULTURE-  27 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Rusack
    • Vineyards- El Rancho Escondido, Rusack

  • GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER~ Tehachapi Mountains AVA., is Technically Located In Kern County/ Central Valley Wine Region But I Located it Here In the South Coast Region/ Antelope Valley Area Because of the Proximity and Similarities In Geography, Topography and Climate.

TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS AVA.       @Tehachapi

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Primitivo, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- California(South), REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-Kern
    • CITIES-Cable, Golden Hill, Stallion Springs, Tehachapi
    • BORDERS-San Jaoquin Valley(North-West)/ Mojave Desert(East)
    • Sub-Zones- Cummings Valley(West), Tehachapi Valley(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Tehachapi)
    • SLOPES/ Sierra Nevada Mountains(Tehachapi Mountains)
      • +Alt. 3,600 ft.-5,400 ft./ Vines Planted 3,800 ft.- 4,600 ft.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE- 34,155 ac./ 35 acPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Dorner Family, Triassic
    • Vineyards-
  • CULTURE- 2020- AVA. Officially Established

ANTELOPE VALLEY AVA.     @Lancaster

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-Los Angeles/(Laps)Kern
    • 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
  • CULTURE- AKA=Antelope Valley of the California High Desert

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.)
  • TOPOGRAPHYFlat/ 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 With Continental Influences
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Agua Dulce, High Desert, Reyes, Stephen Hemmert, Thomas Ludas-Bobcat
    • Vineyards- Agua Dolce Aneas
  • 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..

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/(Laps)Riverside
    • East of Los Angeles(45 mi.), @Hw.#15
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Cucamonga/ Pomona)
    • SLOPES/ San Gabriel Mountains, +Alt. 500 ft.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influences
  • VITICULTURE- 109,400 ac./ 1,000 ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Carol Shelton, Galleano, Joseph Filippi, Rancho de Philo, Robert Renzoni, San Antonio, Star of the Sea
    • Vineyards- Galleano(HVS.), Hofer, Lopez(HVS.,*1918)
  • HISTORY- PIONEERS~ ~Tiburcio Tapia~ 1838, Planted Vines at Rancho Cucamonga.
    • 1870- Padre Vineyard Company Received 1st. Bonded Winery In California.

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TEMECULA VALLEY*AVA.    @Temecula

  • WHITE= Chardonnay 16%, Chenin Blanc, Cortese, Gewurztraminor, Muscat, Pecorino, Riesling, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon 11%, Zinfandel 10%, Merlot 8%, Black Muscat, Cabernet Franc, Cinsault, Gamay, Garnacha, Malbec, Mourvèdre, Nebbiolo, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, 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.        Oceanside
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Temecula)
    • SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.1,168 ft.-1,460 ft., GAPS/ Deluz, Rainbow, Santa Margarita
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Decomposed Granite Which Breaks Down to Sandy Loam.
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Mediterranean Influences, +Diurnal Shift(+40°)
    • *Summers– Hot/ Dry    |   *Winters– Mild, Cold, Wet
  • VITICULTURE- 33,000 ac./ 1,900 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(12ac.), South Coast*, Thornton, Vindemia, Wiens, Wilson Creek*
    • Vineyards- Cazas(HVS.,*1880’s/3ac.), Hunter(HVS.,1900’s)
  • HISTORY- 
    • 1968- Vinenzo Cilurzo Planted First Commercial Vineyard.
    • 1971- Guasti/ Brookstone Opened First Commercial Winery.
    • 1984- AVA. Officially Estblished
  • CULTURE- ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Temecula Valley Winegrowers~
  • GOING THERE- Great Proximity to Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego Counties.
    • WINE TRAILS~De Portola Road Wine Trail~
    • FESTIVALS~San Temecula Valley Wine Festival(May)
    • NON-WINE~ ~Hot Air Ballooning~ (California Dreaming/ Grape Escape)
    • AFTER DARK~ ~Visit Old Town Temecula~

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY      @EntireCounty

  • WHITE= Albariño, Arneis, Chardonnay, Clairette Blanc, Falanghina, Gruner Veltliner, Marsanne, Muscat(Canelli), Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Symphony, Torrontes, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot, Montepulciano, Mourvèdre, Nebbiolo, Petite Sirah, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, 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- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Laguna Mountains, +Alt.331 ft.- 1050 ft.
    • On~Coast/ Pacific~Ocean~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Decomposed Granite
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Mediterranean Influences
  • VITICULTURE- ? ac. Planted
    • Labeled– SAN DIEGO COUNTY” Wine Produced Non-Conforming to an AVA.
    • CHALLENGE– Mold, Mildew, Bird Flocks, Warps, Gopher, Deer
  • HISTORY- First Vineyard  Planted In 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)
      • ~Charbono Festival~ (April/ San Diego)
      • ~Nat-Diego(August/ San Diego) Natural Wines
      • ~Guildsomm(November/ San Diego)
  • NON AVA. SUB-ZONES Of SAN DIEGO COUNTY
  • CLAIREMONT AVA. (Un-Official)     @Clairemont
    • White= Albarino, Gruner Veltliner       Red= Garnacha, Syrah
    • Geography- San Diego County(West-Central)
    • Topography- Flat/ Rolling/ Canyon(Tecolote), SLOPES/ Tecolote Canyon, +Alt. 331 ft.
      • On~Coast/ Pacific~Ocean~(Near 4.5mi.)
      • Sub-Zones- Tecolote Canyon, East,  Bayho
    • Climate- MaritimeMediterranean, +WINDS/ ~Tecolote Breeze~
    • Estates/ Producers-  The Clairemont AVA.(E,.17ac.)
    • Vineyards- Mt. Etna(.17ac.)
  • ESCONDIDO
    • Geography- San Diego County(North)
    • Topography- Flat/ Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ ?, +Alt. ?
    • Estates/ Producers- Bk Cellars, Belle Marie, Forgotten Barrel(Historical Ferrara Winery,*1886), Hungry Hawk(E.), Jack Simon, Screaming Chief(Urban), Stehleon(Urban), Vesper(UrbanNat.Pro.)
    • Vineyards- Elliott Ranch, Jack Simon
  • FALLBROOK
    • Geography- San Diego County(East), Sub-Zone- Deluz
    • Topography- Flat/ Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ ?, +Alt. ?
    • Estates/ Producers- Beach House(E.), Casa Tiene Vista, Estate d’Lacobelli(E.), Fallbrook(E.), Myrtle Creek, Roadrunner Ridge(E.), Toasted Oak
    • Vineyards- Red Mountain
  • VALLEY CENTER
    • Geography- San Diego County(East)
    • Topography- Flat/ Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ ?, +Alt. ?
    • Estates/ Producers- Accidental, Hill Top(E.,55ac.), Triple Ranches(E.)
    • Vineyards- Grace Hill
  • JULIAN/ WARNER SPRINGS
    • Geography- San Diego County(East), @Hw.#78
    • Topography- Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ Palomar Mountain, Sunshine Summit, +Alt. ?
    • Estates/ Producers- Edwards, Emerald Creek(E.,65ac.), Hawk Watch(E.), Julian, Menghini(E.), Milagro(E.), Old Julian, Poppaea, Shadow Mountain(E./9ac.), Serenissima, Sierra Roble(E.), Volcan Mountain(E.)
    • Vineyards- Shadow Mountain(HVS.,*1950’s)
  • WINERIES ON HIGHWAY 94
    • Geography- San Diego County(South), @Hw.#94
      • CITIES-Campo, Dulzura, Jamul, Potero
    • Topography- Rolling/ Hilly,  SLOPES/ Laguna Mountains, +Alt.?
    • Estates/ Producers- Campo Creek(E.), Casi Cielo, Deerhorn Valley, Dulzura(E.), Granite Lion(E.), Hillside Ranch, Westfall(E.)
    • Vineyards- Campo Creek“Estate”, Hillside Ranch“Estate
  • OTHER AREAS (Outside of Delineated AVA./ Sub-Zone Boundaries)
    • Estates/ Producers2 Planks, Beach House, Bernardo(E./2ac.), 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.), Triple B Ranches, Witch Creek(Urban), Wyatt Oak(Urban)
    • Vineyards- 842, McCormick Ranch, Vigna al Mare, Weston

SAN PASQUEL VALLEY*AVA.     @Escondido

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Clairette, Counoise, Marsanne, Rousanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut, Counoise, Garnacha, Merlot, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Terret Noir, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- California, REGION-South Coast AVA., COUNTY-San Diego
    • North of San Diego-City(15mi.), West of Pacific Ocean(30mi.), @Hw.#15(East)
    • Sub-Zone- North of 78
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly Valley(San Pasquel)
    • SLOPES/ Peninsular Ranges, +Alt. 600ft., On~San Dieguito~River~ 
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Granite
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Mediterranean Influences
  • VITICULTURE- ? ac. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Deer Park, Ferrara, Orfila(E./3 ac..), Rancho Guejito(E.,50ac.)
    • Vineyards- Chimney, East, Rockwood, West

RAMONA VALLEY*AVA.     @Ramona

  • WHITE= Albarino, Chardonnay, Clairette Blanc, Falanghina, Greco, Marsanne, Muscat(Orange), Rousanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Refosco, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Zinfandel
  • 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(Front Range), +Alt. 800ft.- 1,466ft.
    • (15 Miles Long & 9.5 Miles Wide)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Granite
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Mediterranean Influences, +Diurnal Shifts
  • VITICULTURE- 89,000 ac./ 100 ac. Planted
    • CHALLANGES/ Powdery Mildew
  • VINICULTURE- 
  •  SUB-ZONES Of RAMONA VALLEY AVA.
    • HIGHLANDS VALLEY- WEST/ SOUTHWEST ROMONA
      • Geography- Ramona Valley AVA.(North-West), @Highland Valley Rd., Hw.#67
      • Topography- “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Highland)
      • Estates/ Producers- Altipiano(E.), Artefact*(E.), Castelli, Catus Star(E.), Cordiano(E.), Eagles Nest, Espinosa, Highland Hills, Highland Valley, Kohill, Mahogany Mountain, Mermaid Valley(E.), Principe di Triase, Salerno, Speckle Rock*(25ac.), Schwaesdall(E.), Wolf N Rose(E.,3ac.), ZXQ.
      • Vineyards- Catus StarEstate”, Mermaid ValleyEstate”, Wolf N RoseEstate”(3ac.)
    • CENTRAL RAMONA
      • Geography- Ramona Valley AVA.(North-West), @Hw#78
      • Estates/ Producers- Correcaminos, Lenora, Pamo Valley, Turquoise Barn
    • HIGHWAY 78
      • Geography- Ramona Valley AVA.(North-West), @Hw.#78
      • Estates/ Producers- Barrel 1, Hatfield Creek, Ramona Ranch(E.), Julian Wine
    • OLD JULIAN HIGHWAY
      • Geography- Ramona Valley AVA.(North-West)
      • Estates/ Producers- Crystal Hill, La Finquita, Grant James, Milagro(E.), Old Julian, Poppaea(E.), Turtle Rock(E.)
      • Vineyards– Grant JamesEstate”(7.5ac.)
    • OTHERS(Not Located Within Demarcated Sub-Zone)
      • Estates/ Producers- Chuparosa(E.), C, La Finquita, Hacienda de las Rosas, Rancho San Martin, Rashelica(E.), Sunrise
      • Vineyards– Sunrise(2.5ac.)
  • 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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