Yorkville Highlands Wine Country
Long overshadowed by more famous wine regions, local wineries in the AVA are beginning to develop their own style. Yorkville Highlands Wineries are known for producing impressive Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Meyer Family Cellars also makes some excellent Port.
The Yorkville Highlands’ climate is a transitional one between the moderate coast and the more extreme temperature swings that characterize inland wine regions. You can think of the Yorkville Highlands Wine Country as the Oak Knoll or Yountville of Mendocino County. Both of these wine regions have transitional climates by Napa Valley’s standards.
The elevated terrain of Yorkville Highlands Wineries is composed of thin, rocky soils. The AVA is about 16 miles long and five miles wide, and its topography is made up of steep canyons and watersheds.
Although there are a few vineyards that are nearly a century old, the history of grape growing and winemaking in the Yorkville Highlands is generally quite brief. Situated between two significantly more famous wine regions, the rugged terrain of Yorkville Highlands Wine Country was long overlooked, but this is no longer the case.
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