|Elevation||282 ft (86 m)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1657958|
|Official name: Italian Swiss Colony|
Asti is an unincorporated community in Sonoma County, California, USA. It is located near U.S. Route 101 in the Alexander Valley between Cloverdale and Healdsburg. In 1881, Andrea Sbarboro established two communities, Asti and Chianti, as part of his Italian Swiss Agricultural Colony. Asti was named after the city in northern Italy. A plaque at the southeast corner of Asti Road and Asti Post Office Road commemorates the colony, whose wines won ten gold medals in international competition. The colony is California Historical Landmark #621
This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Asti has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Asti
- "Towns of Sonoma County". Retrieved 2008-01-21.
- "California Historical Landmark: Sonoma County". Office of Historic Preservation. California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
- "Asti Winery". Appelation America. Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-05.
- Climate Summary for Asti, California
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