Humboldt Wine

About half of the nearly 30 wineries in Humboldt County source the majority of their grapes from within the county. Most of the vineyards are small plots that are scattered on South facing hillsides. The main varietals grown in the county include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and others. The climate in the county varies with distance from the coast, elevation and other factors. Because of the rugged terrain, there are many distinct micro-climates. Each location can produce distinct traits, even in the same varietal. – Description from Andrew46

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Varietals Produced in Humboldt View all

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

Popular Wineries in Humboldt View all

  • Briceland Vineyards

    We are a small winery (2000 cases) producing wines from locally grown grapes. Humboldt County’s...

  • Elk Prairie Vineyard

    Despite local skepticism and only a shoestring budget, Elk Prairie Vineyard was established on Fr...

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  • Hi NapaGirl,To be clear on our location, we are 210 miles north from SF and ... can't wait to taste the Humboldt Pinots, shoot me an email: If you'll write notes, I will cut you a special deal on a few bottle Read More

    Forum post in the topic BerserkerDay Vlll - Jan 27 -... by 445466Andrew46 445466 Andrew46

  • NG, I think you go past Mendocino County before you get to Andrew's ... ... ... winery. They are in Humboldt, past the Benbow Inn off 101.  I'm going to try to get up there one of these days--about as far north as winemaking goes in Cal Read More

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  • VinOVinO,Great, thanks in advance for your support.  One of the best ... ... on CT.I will mainly feature Humboldt Pinots, but also Zin & Syrah from Both Humboldt and Mendocino plus probably a white wine mixer.  See you ther Read More

    Forum post in the topic BerserkerDay Vlll - Jan 27 -... by 445466Andrew46 445466 Andrew46

  • Andrew, no one objects that you plugged your wine--although you haven't ... ... you are safe up there in Humboldt with all this rai Read More

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  • In case people here don't already know, this is a great event.  Lots ... the 2013 Alderpoint Vineyard Humboldt Pinot Noir, was just on Prince of Pinot's All American list as well as his Value-priced All American list,  It was his highest rated CA Pinot under $36 for 2016.  Sorry,I need to make time to come over here more and stay involved.  I ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic BerserkerDay Vlll - Jan 27 -... by 445466Andrew46 445466 Andrew46

  • The Calluna Estate Cab is much better EMark. Try that next time. Funny you open ... 60% Syrah 40% Zinfandel from Humboldt County. The fruit is showing all brambly Zin while the structure is screaming Syrah. Interesting blend that needs a few mre years on it's side. Berserker Day buy @$2 Read More

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  • I dug into the Cabot bin tonight. $20 blend of Cab, Syrah, Zinfandel and Merlot from Humboldt County. $20? Are you kidding me?  I'm getting more out of this than some CT tasters who are writing notes on price rather than the wine. Syrah 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Zinfandel 15%, Merlot 5% 100% delicious. Great food wine.  Read More

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  • If you want to do Nebbiolo at a price, Ghemme (Cantalupo is my go to) is safe ... ... course, the folks up in Humboldt County don't consider the Bay Area to be "Northern California."  But they run to the kooky end of things in a lot of ways.&nbs Read More

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  • Greg is certainly a very knowledgeable contributor on multiple boards.  I ... ... Stilton, Gorgonzola, Humboldt Fog) Cheese with most full-bodied red wines. However, you just cannot beat any of those with Sauternes -- or, I assume, most good desert wines.I can't seem to find RBA's thread on his river cruise to France.  So, I'll just post this... Read More

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  • Used to be a pretty well regarded "competition."  Both the paper ... the state.  Folks from Humboldt consider it not Northern California.  They would start that at about the southern end of Sonoma.  But since civilization ends (mercifully*) somewhere around Cloverdale, everyone else considers SF Northern California.  Central Coast would be Sant... Read More

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  • Hopefully, this will bring more attention to wines being made in Humboldt from Humboldt grapes. Briceland Vineyards Wins Double Gold for NV Humboldt Brut Sparkling.

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