California Wineries

California wine is nearly three-quarters the size of France, California accounts for nearly 90 percent of entire American wine production. The production in California alone is one third larger than that of Australia. If California were a separate country, it would be the world's fourth-largest wine producer.

The wine regions of California are often divided into 4 main regions-

  • North Coast - Includes most of North Coast, California, north of San Francisco Bay. The large North Coast AVA covers most of the region. Notable wine regions include Napa Valley and Sonoma County and the smaller sub AVAs within them. Mendocino and Lake County are also part of this region.
  • Central Coast - Includes most of the Central Coast of California and the area south and west of San Francisco Bay down to Santa Barbara County. The large Central Coast AVA covers the region. Notable wine regions in this area include Santa Clara Valley AVA, Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, San Lucas AVA, Paso Robles AVA, Santa Maria Valley AVA, Santa Ynez Valley and Livermore Valley AVA.
  • South Coast - Includes portion of Southern California, namely the coastal regions south of Los Angeles down to the border with Mexico. Notable wine regions in this area include Temecula Valley AVA, Antelope Valley/Leona Valley AVA, San Pasqual Valley AVA and Ramona Valley AVA.
  • Central Valley - Includes California's Central Valley and the Sierra Foothills AVA. Notable wine regions in this area include the Lodi AVA.

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Map of Califorina Wine Regions

Click on a California Wine Region Sierra Foothills Wine Region California Wine - Lodi Nothern Coast Wine Region San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma Central Coast - Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Los Olivos Southern California - Temecula, Los Angeles, San Diego to take you to the wine region page or click on the link on the right to view a map.

Northern California
Wine country in Northern California is regarded as Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino.
Central California
Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Monterey, Los Olivos and Solvang offer unique tastings.
Southern California
Counties Los Angeles, San Diego and Temecula has an abundance of wineries.

When it comes to wine, California could be it's own country. This state produces California 713,540,700. Ranked number one in production of wine with New York numbertwo with only 28,700,952 gallons of wine.


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