Jacuzzi Family Vineyards owns and farms grapes at its estate in Sonoma-Carneros and the Sonoma Coast appellation, specifically the Petaluma Gap.
Carneros stretches across the cool southern extremities of both Sonoma and Napa counties while it touches the historic flatlands north of San Pablo Bay. Jacuzzi Family Vineyards sits on 190 acres at Arnold Drive in Sonoma-Carneros.
Pacific fog and coastal wind are what sets this appellation apart. In the hot afternoons, bay winds glide over the vineyards, mitigating the blistering California heat. The vines are planted in volcanic soil and adobe clay. This area is best known for producing outstanding Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It’s also been a great growing region for our Barbera and Sangiovese.
SONOMA COAST - PETALUMA GAP
The Petaluma Gap, located in the Sonoma Coast AVA, is a region of extreme viticulture potential. This is the largest appellation in Sonoma County measuring 750 square miles.
The fog and nearness of the Pacific Ocean make it a cool region II area - on par with Santa Cruz, California and Reims, France. Here, the grapes enjoy a cooler climate in the hot summer and are protected against temperamental frost in the winter. With more than twice the annual rainfall of an inland appellation, the grapes demand longer hang-time to ripen, and although the yields are smaller than a more controllable inland appellation, the concentration and structure of the grapes are exceptional. The vineyards are planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese along with premium Italian olives.