Northern California

For centuries, people have been drawn to Northern California for a host of reasons. Ancient European explorers, Spanish missionaries, prospectors for gold, and flower children have found a new home in the stunning mountains, valleys, and towns and along the rugged Pacific shoreline. Today, wine plays an intricate role in this magnificent region. Discover Northern California’s fabulous, world-class wines wherever you turn.


Northern California Wine Regions

Gold Country

Named “Gold Country” more than 150 years ago, this region is home to vineyards with altitude—in the range of 1,500 to 3,000 feet in elevation. The wines are diverse and flavorful. Pure gold!

 

Lake County

Located in an ancient volcanic mountain range just north of the Napa Valley, Lake County has an excellent reputation for grape quality. Its growers’ commitment is evident in the wines. 

Livermore Valley

After centuries of making significant contributions to America’s wine industry, the Livermore Valley has earned its great reputation. Expect top-quality wines at very approachable prices.

Lodi

With a grape-growing history that dates back more than a century, Lodi is widely known and respected for its dedication to farming and rich heritage. It offers a diverse portfolio of intriguing wines.

Mendocino County

This large and rugged winegrowing region is primarily composed of small, family-owned vineyards. Mendocino is known for its “green” movement and exceptional wines that are full of character.

Napa Valley

Recognized as one of the world’s premier viticultural regions, the Napa Valley never ceases to delight us. Although Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are most widely planted, look further and discover more!

San Francisco Bay

There’s a trove of wineries, tasting rooms, and wine bars within the city limits of San Francisco and Oakland. Visit wineries on Treasure Island and Alameda for great wines and incredible views.

Sonoma County

Rustic and fertile Sonoma County offers 55 miles of Pacific coastline, giant redwoods, mountains, rivers, valleys, and more than 60 winegrape varieties. The wines are absolutely unforgettable.