Suisun Valley celebrating AVA Anniversary Dec. 26

Suisun Valley vintners and growers are commemorating the 36th anniversary of the establishment of their American Viticultural Area (AVA) with a giant celebration the day after Christmas

Suisun Valley vintners and growers are commemorating the 36th anniversary of the establishment of their American Viticultural Area (AVA) with a giant celebration the day after Christmas. 

Come out to Suisun Valley Dec. 26 between 12 pm and 5 pm with your "Tasting Pass" in hand for the annual Anniversary Celebration, where you will enjoy delicious wine, special tastings, and other offerings at six locations.  By buying a $20 ticket to the Anniversary Celebration, attendees will be able to waive the normal tasting fees at participating locations and enjoy a fun day with friends and family. Participating tasting rooms include G V Cellars, Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company, Mangels Vineyards, the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op (pouring Sunset Cellars, Blacksmith Vineyards and King Andrews Vineyards), the Suisun Valley Filling Station (pouring Rock Creek Winery), and Wooden Valley Winery.  Please note, tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and can be purchased online. Click here for more information.

An American Viticulture Area, or AVA, is an important certification given by the TTB (Tax and Trade Bureau), described as a “region having distinguishing features.” This special designation is held in high regard and helps local grape growers and winemakers attribute a certain characteristic of a wine made from grapes grown in this region. The Suisun Valley appellation was established in 1982, and is the second oldest AVA in California! The oldest, established just a few months before Suisun Valley, is Napa Valley. 

Suisun Valley and nearby Green Valley are truly hidden gems here in Northern California. The wine regions are neighbors to world-famous Napa Valley - but you will not find the crowds or traffic jams here. The rolling hills, blue skies, and acres and acres of grapevines provide a beautiful backdrop as visitors and locals travel the valley "loop” in this small but thriving wine region. Suisun Valley is home to more than 15 family-owned wineries and tasting rooms that together produce over two-dozen grape varietals. Expect to find the winemakers and their families pouring behind the counters. They are known for treating guests as extended family. Many wineries host events year-round that bring in hundreds of visitors. From live music and food trucks, to paint nights and dog walks, discover why Suisun Valley is winning the hearts of visitors around the world! 

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