Northern Sonoma AVA

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Northern Sonoma AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1985, amended in 1986 and 1990[1]
Country United States
Part of California, North Coast AVA, Sonoma County
Sub-regions Alexander Valley AVA, Chalk Hill AVA, Dry Creek Valley AVA, Green Valley of Russian River Valley AVA, Knights Valley AVA, Rockpile AVA, Russian River Valley AVA, Sonoma Coast AVA,
Total area 329,000 acres (1,331 km2)[2]
Grapes produced Chardonnay[2]

The Northern Sonoma AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Sonoma County, California, United States. The appellation covers most of the county with the notable exceptions of the Los Carneros AVA and Sonoma Valley AVA wine regions, which are located in the southern portion of the county. The creation of this AVA was largely based on the petitioning of the E & J Gallo Winery as part of their expansion of their Gallo of Sonoma brand.[2]

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  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.70 Northern Sonoma." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "Northern Sonoma (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.

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Coordinates: 38°30′N 122°48′W / 38.5°N 122.8°W / 38.5; -122.8