Suisun Valley Wine

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Despite being approved as an American Viticultural Area more than 20 years ago, and having a history of growing grapes for more than 150 years, the Suisun Valley – located in Western Solano County - has yet to acquire the notoriety of neighboring wine producing regions such as the Napa Valley. However, with the increased appellation awareness amongst savvy wine consumers, and an energetic spirit amongst a new breed of Suisun Valley wineries that is likely to change.

Wineries such as Olabisi, are concentrating their efforts on Rhone varietals, amongst other grapes, adept at growing in the warm Mediterranean like conditions of the valley. This new expertise within the valley can in large part be credited to extensive research into proper trellising and clonal selections as well as the spirit of the growers within the AVA.

In terms of terroir, the Suisun Valley is generally a warm climate (climatic zone 3), but benefits a little from the cooling effects of moist ocean breezes that enter the valley via Suisun Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

Popular Wineries in Suisun Valley View all

  • Vezer Family Vineyard

    Vezer Family Vineyard is a private Suisun Valley Wine Estate owned by Frank and Liz Vezer. The V...

  • Mankas Hills Vineyards

    Mankas Hills Vineyards is a family-owned producer of award winning wines located in the Suisun...

  • Olabisi

    Olabisi is a boutique Napa winery focused on creating limited quantities of unique and flavorful ...

  • Ledgewood Creek Winery

    The Frisbie Family is dedicated to producing exceptional, Estate–Grown wines in the American Viti...

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