Petaluma Gap (AVA)
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The Petaluma Gap is large at 200,000 acres, spanning southern Sonoma County and parts of Marin County in California. The region is significantly embedded in the rambling Sonoma Coast AVA and represents a cool and breezy sector of that region.

Wine grapes have been growing here for 150 years or better and at time of approval 4,000 acres are under vine. Characterized with morning fog and cool temps yet differentiated by the persistent afternoon winds that blow across the "Gap" from the Pacific Ocean. This region is truly a gap in the land formations of the Coastal Range that open ocean marine air and winds to blow freely inland. It is that topography that truly sets this AVA apart and unique from the Sonoma Coast AVA

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Dan Berger
is the Regional Correspondent for Petaluma Gap.

Quick Finds

Q: What are the most recognized grapes grown here?
Note: There are no wineries currently labeling wines with this appellation designation.
Q: What wines are produced here?

The AppellationAmerica database identifies 0 wines labeled with the Petaluma Gap designation.

Q: What wineries are based here ?
There are no wineries in this appellation
Q: What other wineries source fruit here ?
There are no other wineries that source fruit from this appellation
Q: What are the overlapping appellations ?


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