Winters Highlands AVA
Winters Highlands is a designated American Viticultural Area (AVA). This distinctive region includes 7,296 acres on the inner slope of the Coastal Range. Nestled in the heart of Northern California, the Winters Highlands AVA showcases a unique terroir that delights the senses and elevates the wine enthusiast's experience.
The Winters Highlands AVA boasts a blend of topographical features that contribute to its unique climate and soil composition. With elevations ranging from 100 to 400 feet above sea level, the region enjoys a microclimate that allows for the cultivation of a diverse array of red and white grape varietals such as Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tempranillo, Malbec, Garnacha (Grenache), Sauvignon Blanc, and Albariño. The well-drained gravely loam layered over dark red clay soil, combined with the cool, lingering coastal influence and ample sunlight, create the ideal conditions for producing wines of exceptional depth and character.
Winemakers within the Winters Highlands AVA have gained recognition for their commitment to innovation and sustainable practices. By leveraging the distinct characteristics of the region, they craft wines that capture the essence of the land and reflect the nuances of each vintage. From bold reds with velvety textures to crisp whites with vibrant acidity, the wines of Winters Highlands AVA offer a symphony of flavors that captivate both connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike.