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North Coast

One of the five winegrowing regions in California (also Northern California Coast). It runs 160 kilometers along the coast of the Pacific from the San Francisco Bay in the south up to Mendocino in the north in a width of 80 kilometers. The vineyards cover 50,000 hectares. The area has become known since the mid-19th century as a wine-growing area, including here is probably the most famous Californian wine-growing region Napa Valley, The climate is dominated by the cooling mists of the Pacific, which provide the coolest temperatures in California. In addition to the vines, the region is also known for the production of olive oil and for the creamy goat cheese.

The counties with their AVA's are Humboldt County (Willow Creek); Lake County (Benmore Valley, Clear Lake, Guenoc Valley, High Valley, Red Hills - California); Mendocino County (Anderson Valley, Cole Ranch, Dos Rios, McDowell Valley, Mendocino, Mendocino Ridge, Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, Yorkville Highlands); Napa County (Atlas Peak, Chiles Valley, Diamond Mountain, Howell Mountain, Los Carneros, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley Oak Knoll District, Oakville, Rutherford, St Helena, Spring Mountain District, Stags Leap District, Wild Horse Valley, Yountville); Solano County (Solano County Green Valley, Suisun Valley, Wild Horse Valley); Sonoma County ( Alexander Valley, Alexander Mountain, Bennett Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, Knights Valley, Los Carneros, Northern Sonoma, Rock Pile, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County Green Valley, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley ); Trinity County (Trinity Lakes, Willow Creek).

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