Knights Valley Appellation
Dec. 15, 2010
The warmest of Sonoma County’s viticultural areas, Knights Valley derives its heat from its lofty perch, high on hills beyond the reach of the Pacific Ocean. The area’s eastern edge borders Napa Valley.
Fertile volcanic soils are derived from ancient volcano uplifts and eruptions in the Mayacamas mountain range.
Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot, as well as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Syrah, thrive in the warm days/cool nights climate.
Knights Valley was among the original five Sonoma County AVAs to be designated in 1983.