Wine Production in the Petaluma Gap

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Rambles, Travel | 4 comments

A Riesling Blend from Azari VineyardsGrowing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’d heard of Petaluma and knew it was roughly north of me, but I never had any reason to go.  In fact, before last Monday, the only time I’d ever even stopped in Petaluma was while riding a Greyhound Bus to & from Humboldt State University!  But thanks to Kristi Trimmer and a whole slew of great sponsors, I was introduced to a variety of wines from the Petaluma Gap region that I never knew existed!

For the disclosure record, our wine tastings and one night of my hotel stay was complimentary, but of course all opinions are honestly my own!

For those out-of-towners, the Petaluma Gap region is in Sonoma County, west of Napa.  I knew good wines came from Sonoma, but because the Petaluma Gap is not it’s own AVA (American Viticultural Area), all wines made there are labeled Sonoma or Sonoma Coast.  They’re in the process of applying to be their own AVA, and I do hope they’re granted this status as their wines I found were much different than many of the other Sonoma wines I’ve had.

I’ll go into more detail about the Hotel Petaluma and the individual wineries we visited on our #PetalumaMade blogger tour, but the purpose here is really just to thank Kristi for including me, thank the sponsors up front for their welcoming hospitality and sharing their enthusiasm for Petaluma Gap wines with us, and thank the other lovely ladies that came along for the ride with some link love!



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  1. Jamie

    It was great meeting you on this trip and glad you were introduced to the treasures of Petaluma =)

    Hope we stay connected especially since you’re right in the Bay area!

  2. Quirky Chrissy

    I’m SO glad I got the opportunity to meet y’all! It was a wonderful experience!

  3. Cassie

    Great to meet you ladies! Looking forward to meeting again, somewhere, sometime (definitely with more wine!)