Getting to know Green Valley


See West Sonoma Coast – a guide for the other tasting articles in this series. 

‘Green Valley is the most prolific [of the West Sonoma Coast subzones] in styles, wine types, and producers', Paul Sloan, viticulturist and winemaker of Small Vines, explains. He’s been farming the region since the late 1990s. Even more impressive is that even within the range of styles, a Green Valley signature still shines through. 

Such diversity depends on the unique conditions of the AVA. Green Valley is carved out of the western edge of the Russian River appellation and is considerably cooler and higher than...