Asti, California

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Asti, California
Truetts Station
Skyline of Asti, California
Asti, California is located in California
Asti, California
Asti, California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 38°45′47″N 122°58′23″W / 38.76306°N 122.97306°W / 38.76306; -122.97306Coordinates: 38°45′47″N 122°58′23″W / 38.76306°N 122.97306°W / 38.76306; -122.97306
Country United States
State California
County Sonoma
Named for Province of Asti
Elevation[1] 282 ft (86 m)
Time zone UTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP code 95425
Area code 707
FIPS code 06-03036
GNIS feature ID 1657958
Official name Italian Swiss Colony
Reference no. 621

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, and was named after the city in northern Italy.[2]

In 1881, Andrea Sbarboro established two communities, Asti and Chianti, as part of his Italian Swiss Agricultural Colony. 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.[3]

Located in the Alexander Valley AVA, Asti is the home of Asti Winery.[4] By the mid-1950s it had become the second-most-visited destination in California, after Disneyland.[5][6]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Asti has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[7]


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  1. ^ "Asti". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Towns of Sonoma County". Archived from the original on 2007-10-21. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  3. ^ "California Historical Landmark: Sonoma County". Office of Historic Preservation. California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  4. ^ "Asti Winery". Appelation America. Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-05.
  5. ^ Campos, Samantha (October 25, 2016). "The History of Asti". Sonoma Discoveries. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  6. ^ Hu, Janny (February 6, 2011). "Cellar No. 8 at Asti Winery packed with history". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Asti, California

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