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Richard Dinner Vineyard
Sonoma Mountain

Richard Dinner Vineyard is a northwest facing site on Sonoma Mountain, where plentiful daytime sun exposure is balanced with cooling evening and morning fog coming up from the top of San Pablo Bay.

Clones Wente

Planted 1981 replanted 1994

Owner/Manager Carolyn and Patricia Dinner/Joe Votek

Site Hillside, northern exposure

Soil Dark brown clay loam and gravel with strata of volcanic tuft

Climate Sonoma Mountain rises as an archipelago from the Sonoma Valley to provide warm-climate hillside terrain, though its proximity to the Pacific Ocean allow the mountain to be engulfed in dense fog each evening. Wide temperature differentials from day to night in summer allow fruit to develop rich flavor while retaining good acidity.

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Sonoma Mountain