State Highway 128
Two highways dissect the famous Northern California wine region. The North/South corridor runs along Hwy 29 and the East/West corridors run along Hwy 128, which begins (or ends depending on your direction) in Winters, CA. Berryessa Gap anchors the wine route along this stunningly beautiful State Highway that crosses the coastal range, rising and falling multiple times over a hundred mile stretch before finally meeting the Pacific Ocean along the rugged North Coast just south of Mendocino. On every hillside and in every valley along the journey are acres and acres of vineyards. Indeed Highway 128 and Highway 29 share a stretch of road between Oakville and Calistoga - along this Hwy 128 wine route, which runs between Winters and Mendocino, there are multiple microclimates yielding numerous wine varieties produced to showcase a given growing region. From the cool coastal climates partial to Pinot Noir through to the warmer eastern slope that Berryessa Gap calls home where Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Tempranillo and other Rhones and Iberians thrive, this wine country road shines.
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