Sonoma County Wine Trade Resources
Discover why Sonoma County is such a special and world-renowned wine region. We have created tools and resources, including the Sonoma County AVA Map, to help illustrate the story for our trade partners. With more than 60 varietals of wines grown in 19 AVAs and over 400 wineries, there is a Sonoma County wine for everyone -from heat-loving Cabernet Sauvignon to cool-climate Riesling, with everyone’s favorites Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in between.
We’ve partnered with a third-party vendor to create educational Sonoma County topographical maps that are available for direct purchase.
First Week of May Annually
Sonoma Summit is a multi-day immersive experience for select members of the international wine trade which showcases the stylistic range and world-class quality of Sonoma County wines. From masterclasses to intimate dining experiences with our vintners, Sonoma Summit participants will take a journey through rare Sonoma County wines, each telling its own unique story of terroir, microclimates and winemaking styles. The program includes a live Sonoma County Barrel Auction (SoCoBA) experience at the extraordinary MacMurray Estate Vineyard, where attendees are able to bid on exclusive Never Before, Never Again wines handcrafted by Sonoma County’s top vintners.
The five-day program includes:
- In-depth master classes across Sonoma County
- Interactive multi-vintner events
- Winery lunches & dinners
- Intimate trade/vintner meetings
- All Sonoma County Barrel Auction events
Sonoma County Wine Appellations
There are 19 distinct Sonoma County wine appellations, wine growing regions known as American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Each has a unique climate and geography and directly correlates to the wine in your glass. From warm, sunny days to cooler, fog covered valley floors, the variations in the geography and climate influence each individual region in many ways.
Our Sonoma County AVA map is available for download as high resolution and low resolution JPEGs and PDFs. Also please take a moment to read the usage guidelines included in the download folder.
Sonoma County is an incredible spot to make many different styles of wines—it’s almost like a whole country in one county.
Keith Goldston, Master Sommelier