Notes from the winery:Avalon CHARD is crafted with grapes grown in well regarded Chardonnay growing regions including: Santa Barbara County "? Unlike the growing regions of Northern California, valleys here run east to west rather than north to south, directly funneling cool marine air from the Pacific Ocean to the vineyards. Zesty acidity and citrus notes are hallmarks of this region. Russian River Valley"? located north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, the Russian River area is known for Chardonnay with distinct apple character.