Sonoma Coast AVA
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Part of||California, North Coast AVA, Sonoma County|
|Sub-regions||Chalk Hill AVA, Green Valley of Russian River Valley AVA, Los Carneros AVA, Northern Sonoma AVA, Russian River Valley AVA, Sonoma Valley AVA|
|Total area||500,000 acres (2,000 km2)|
|Grapes produced||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Marsanne, Merlot, Pinot gris, Pinot Meunier, Pinot noir, Pinotage, Roussanne, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Viognier, Zinfandel|
The Sonoma Coast AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Sonoma County, California, USA containing more than 500,000 acres (2,000 km2), mostly along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. It extends from San Pablo Bay to the border with Mendocino County. The appellation is known for its cool climate and high rainfall relative to other parts of Sonoma County. The area has such a broad range of microclimates that petitions have been made to the United States Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for the creation of sub-AVAs such as the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA  which was approved in December of 2011.
The boundaries of the appellation are defined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 27, Section 9.116. The following seven cities are located in, or partly in, the Sonoma Coast AVA:
- portions of Healdsburg
- Rohnert Park
- portions of Santa Rosa
- portions of Sonoma
The Petaluma Gap is also part of the Sonoma Coast AVA.
Loos Family Winery sources grapes from Bohemian Vineyard and other small vineyards in Russian River Valley
- Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.116 Sonoma Coast." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.
- Appellation America (2008). "Sonoma Coast (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.
- "The Falcon and the Farmer". Retrieved 2007-12-05.