Redwoods and Wine Country
Where there are Coastal Redwoods in California, there is wine country. The Coastal Redwoods depend upon the fog bank that forms along the Pacific Coast from the Monterey area to the Northern border of California. Fog equals cool climate temperatures. These temperatures are ideal for growing Pinot Noir. The above photo was shot on Highway 128 just outside the town of Philo in the Anderson Valley. The Anderson Valley is one of the great growing areas for Pinot Noir. In Sonoma County, the Russian River Valley AVA is also well known for great Pinot Noir as is the Sonoma Coast. Redwoods thrive in this area. In the Santa Cruz Mountains, there are beautiful forests of Redwoods. Santa Cruz Pinot Noir wines are exquisite. Finally, Monterey County boasts great Pinot Noir and great Redwoods. Take a walk in a Redwood forest and later enjoy some fine Pinot Noir wines. Life cannot get much better!