With one of California’s longest growing seasons, the small but fertile Edna Valley offers wines having the complex flavors associated with California’s great cool-climate regions. Located in the southern corner of San Luis Obispo County, the Valley is most famous for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production. Edna Valley’s grape history began with Spanish missionaries 200 years ago. It was revived from dormancy when new vineyards were planted in the early 1970s by Paragon and Chamisal Vineyards. Edna Valley wines are often grouped with those of the contiguous Arroyo Grande Valley. But the hilly, east-west Edna Valley, shadowed by volcanic mountains, is a distinct Central Coast microclimate, benefiting from black humus and clay-rich soils, cooling Pacific winds and morning fog cover.
Since Thomas Jefferson first tried to cultivate European vinifera in Virginia, the state has been a decided piece of American wine country. Over the years better knowledge, equipment and materials have all contributed to an advancing wine industry, but the more recent decade or two has brought out the real potential that can be found.
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