Cook Vineyard Weekly Newsletter 7.18.11
What grape varietal is Sonoma County best known for? This question could be best answered by our statistics.
Sonoma County has 56,000 acres in wine grape production. 18,000 acres are white varietals and 37,000 acres are red varietals.
Chardonnay has the most acreage in the white varietal category (15,000 acres).
Pinot Noir (11,456 acres) and Cabernet Sauvignon (11,549 acres) are almost tied at the top acreage for the red category.
(We have always felt that Pinot Noir should be in a different category called the red-white category. Even though it is a red grape and makes a red wine, it is more of a white wine lovers wine.)
Another way to answer the question is this way “Sonoma is best known for producing high quality wines that are available locally and in the international Market. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Zinfandel are our major production wines.” or All of the above.
If anyone wants to visit us in the vineyards to learn more about the world of viticulture, Please call us at 707.490.8921. Also check our face book account Cook Vineyard Management under discussions for more information.
David Christopher Cook
Cook Vineyard Management
P.O. Box 1481
Sonoma, Ca. 95476