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TTB Approves West Sonoma Coast AVA

By June 24, 2022Top News

The West Sonoma Coast Vintners announced The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) approval of the newly established West Sonoma Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA). The West Sonoma Coast AVA is located within the westernmost portion of Sonoma County, holding approximately 50 vineyards planted with varieties ranging from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Syrah, recognizing the region’s unique maritime growing conditions. West Sonoma Coast is the 19th AVA in Sonoma County. The AVA is located on the farthest western sliver of Sonoma County encompassing the steep, rugged mountainous terrain along the Pacific Ocean coastline, comprised of three subregions from north to south: Annapolis, the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA and Freestone-Occidental. The Pacific Ocean forms the western boundary of the AVA, and the shared Sonoma-Mendocino County line forms the northern boundary. The eastern boundary follows a series of elevation contours within 5 to 7 miles of the Pacific Ocean, while the southern boundary is marked by the northern boundary of the Petaluma Gap AVA.

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