The Sonoma County Gazette: Community News Magazine
Sonoma County Gazette
| more

Photo Gallery

Birth of an American Viticulture Area - Petaluma Gap


Birth of an American Viticulture Area - Petaluma Gap

The Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County and the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance are proud to co-present “The Birth of an AVA – Petaluma Gap,” an evening of wine and education about the region and how it is pursuing American Viticultural Area (AVA) status from the federal government.

While the Petaluma area has grown fine wine grapes since the mid 19th century, it has in recent years given rise to wonderful wineries, making it a focal point of the area’s rich tourism industry. The evening will highlight the history of the region, the kinds of grapes being grown, viticultural practices, and the wines being made from the fruit of this region. The presentation will also include information on the petition being put together to get AVA status for the area. A tasting of wines from grapes grown in the region will also be included.

The event will take place on Friday, January 30, from 6 to 8pm, at the Healdsburg Public Library, sponsored by the Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County. Price is $35 per person; $25 each for WLASC and PGWA members. 

Reserve tickets at 707-433-1660 or through Eventbrite. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook.