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Information and excerpts obtained from the following sources:

Suisun Valley Information Page

Suisun Valley Grape Growers Association

What Makes Suisun Valley Grapes Favorable?

Outstanding quality fruit serving super premium to luxury category wines - Suisun is amongst the favorites for Napa Wineries looking to outsource grapes.

Marine influence of San Pablo Bay & Suisun Bay

Part of the California North Coast AVA

The Valley's climate variances supports the production of both cool climate and warm climate grapes.

Geography Facts:

Suisun Valley lies within the southern end of two ranges of the Coast Range, the Vaca Mountains to the east and the Mt George Range to the west. Suisun Valley terminates in the south at the marshlands of Suisun Bay. To the north Suisun Valley rolls up into Wooden Valley at the Napa County line.

Length: approximately 8 miles

Width: approximately 3 miles at widest point

Orientation: north to south, split mid valley to two fingers

Drainage: Suisun and Ledgewood Creeks drain into Suisun Bay

Climate Facts:

Suisun Valley lies within Coastal area climates characterized by cool moist winds blowing inland from the ocean and San Francisco/San Pablo Bay almost continuously from May through early Fall. Spring frosts often mitigated by proximity to Suisun Bay.

Suisun Valley lies within Coastal area climates characterized by cool moist winds blowing inland from the ocean and San Francisco/San Pablo Bay almost continuously from May through early Fall. Spring frosts often mitigated by proximity to Suisun Bay.

Climate Type: mid region III as classified by the University of California Davis system of heat summarization by degree days.0

Accumulation: averages roughly 3,350 degree days per year. mid valley avg 3,250 to 3,450 degree days per year upper valley avg 3,700 to 3,750 degree days per year

Soil Facts:

Suisun Valley consists of a mixture of soils, zoned within the valley floor, and additional none typed soils within the undeveloped hillsides.

Soil types include: Brentwood clay loam San Ysidro sandy loam Sycamore silty loam Rincon clay loam AVA

Acreage:

Gross Acreage of AVA15,000 Under Vine Acre Estimate3,000

Water:

Suisun Valley is provided primary agricultural water via Putah South Canal, which draws from Lake Berryessa and is operated by Solano Irrigation District.


The Suisun Valley is certainly the place to go, if you are looking to slow down and savor nature's bounty. It is the host to many farm stands, eateries, and food-related events. If you are in the area, consider packing a picnic and visiting some of the Valley's wineries who produce some exquisite wines.

Why not spend a day (or more) in Suisun Valley?



For more information on visiting the Suisun Valley:

www.suisunvalley.com
Suisun Valley Information Page

For more information on the wine grapes of Suisun Valley

see www.svgga.com
Suisun Valley Grape Growers Association


Suppliers Working in This Area

Lanza Vineyards

Tenbrink Vineyards


Resources

A Suisun Valley Spotlight
Suisun Valley Transitions from Bulk Grape Growing to Premium Supplier
Suisun Valley: The California North Coast’s Forgotten Gem
Appellation America.com™ - Suisun Valley's Time - and Temperature - is right now!


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