Carneros Wine

Los Carneros- The first AVA one comes to as one splits off the Napa Vallejo Highway and takes route 29 towards the City of Napa from the south is Los Carneros. Reaching from close to the southern border of the county to the southwestern edge of the City, Carneros was the first AVA to be determined solely by climate. It has the unusual honor of spanning across the southern reaches of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The climate here is cool, think summer in San Francisco, and while the average rainfall is the lowest in Napa Valley it can be a humid region due the fog that rolls in off the bay. These conditions are ideal for the so-called cool climate grapes of Burgundy. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay rule the roost here yielding ripe yet balanced wines with fresh acidity and a round, friendly feel. Merlot is a distant third, though the cool, crisp quality of the fruit can produce attractively elegant examples and an excellent structural component for blending. Los Carneros is a source of successful sparking Read more »

View More

Popular wines made in Carneros under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Carneros View all

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

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

Popular Wineries in Carneros View all

  • Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards

    As the first sparkling wine house in California’s renowned Carneros region, Gloria Ferrer Cave...

  • Hdv

    HdV is a venture between the Hyde Family of Napa Valley and the de Villaine Family of Burgundy. T...

  • Hyde de Villaine

    HdV is a family venture between Hyde Vineyards of Napa Valley and Aubert & Pamela de Villaine of ...

  • Robert Sinskey Vineyards

    To taste an RSV wine at home or in a restaurant is a good thing; however, to experience a flight ...

  • Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

      Jacuzzi Family Vineyards’ life as a company began in 1907, when Valeriano and Francesco Ja...

  • Little Ashby Vineyards

    The first licensed winery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Little Ashby Vineyards, is located on...

Page 1 of 281

Carneros on Snooth

1 2 3 4 5  ...  281 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Recent Forum PostsView all


Carneros wine ratings and reviews






Snooth Media Network