Winemakers relish in the Sonoma Coast

"Here, let me draw you a map," said Sonoma Coast vintner Nick Peay.

I had mentioned the maps I had for Fort Ross-Seaview AVA did not provide the detail I had hoped for in a region made up of some paved, and some unpaved roads. Wine people love maps.

Of all the -ographys and -ologies that make up the wine world, geography is perhaps the most important. Finding the perfect place where soils, sun, fog and exposure merge to make magic is the Holy Grail.

That's why Nick and his brother Andy Peay came to this remote, previously map-less, ridgetop to plant vines that produce the grapes for the West Sonoma Coast pinot noir, syrah and chardonnay they make for their eponymous label.

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