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Areas of Local Concentration

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Three areas of local concentration of winery events have been identified by the Board of Supervisors and local stakeholder groups have been working to develop Guidelines with standards and siting criteria for these areas. Staff is facilitating the process with the local groups.

Dry Creek Valley

With a grape-growing history going back 140 years, the compact Dry Creek Valley American viticultural area (AVA) includes more than 9,000 vineyard acres and over 70 wineries, one deli, and no stoplights in an area only 16 miles long and two miles wide.

Westside Road

Westside Road is a corridor between the picturesque hamlet of Healdsburg, through breathtaking wine country landscape, and  River Road.

  • Draft Guidelines are underway
  • Dry Creek Valley and Westside Road Capacity Threshold Study

Sonoma Valley

The 17-mile long Sonoma Valley includes an amazing variety of landscapes and microclimates, from flat meadows and valleys to rolling hills.