Contra Costa County

Eastern Contra Costa County has been a reputable wine region since the late 1800s. Cool afternoon breezes blowing off Suisun Bay and the Sacramento River delta help temper the warm daytime temperatures during the growing season. Soils consist of sandy loams that offers near-perfect drainage. Some blocks of wizened old-vine zinfandel are over 100 years old, but many vineyards were gradually replanted with Rhone varieties beginning in the 1980s.

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