Knights Valley Wine

Knights Valley is a wine region in Northern Sonoma in the North Coast of California. It’s named for pioneer Thomas Knight, who settled in the area in 1845 after all of his belongings were destroyed in a wagon explosion that left him strapped. But he found his calling in agriculture, and was so successful that he was able to buy Rancho Mallacomes from Jose de los Santos Berryessa in 1853 and planted grapevines, among other crops. By the 1880s, Knights Valley had a thriving wine scene until the triple threat of Phylloxera, the Prohibition and the Great Depression took its toll on the industry.

But the region eventually made its comeback and today is home to many world-class wineries. Well-drained alluvial soil from nearby Mount St. Helena and warm temperatures create perfect growing conditions for the full-bodied red wines produced there from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel and Mourvedre. The main white varietals produced there are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. ~Amanda Schuster

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

Popular Wineries in Knights Valley View all

  • Michael's Wines

    Welcome to Michael's Wines. Home of quality wines from California's Napa Valley. Our IV (4) J's w...

  • Anakota

    Sourced exclusively from Estate-owned Knights Valley vineyards, Anakota is a collection of single...

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  • These just arrived:L - 2015 St. Francis Merlot Reserve Sonoma CountyLM - 2016 ... ClassicoR - 2016 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvign Read More

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  • Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


    Enjoyed Dec 25/18Beginnings of tawny coloration happening with background colors of Earthy rust & black currant, and overall it is somewhat murky. Aromas are a medley of big time alcohol initially, huge peppery spice, old leather strap, Earthy soils and a fruity mineral that helps round things out. On the palate, there is a boozy tinge that st... Read More

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  • Rodney Strong Knights Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


    Lightly herbed, slightly savory, somewhat earthy and a bit floral, the nose here is noncommittal but nicely complex with some warm red fruit aromas and spice. Creamy and earthy with a bit of heft to the palate, this has dark chocolate and licorice and an approachable demeanor that delivers black fruit through to a chewy finish.89 pts Read More

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  • Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Collection California


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    Wine review by bigbradsdad

  • Took a leap of faith on a mystery 1/2 case for $180 from Lastbottle on ... ... 2010 Garavin Cab Sav from Knights Valley: Very pleasant nose of black-blue fruit, mouth filling-full body with the black-blue fruit along with black currant, and a hint of cigar. Smooth long finish and tannins have mostly intergrated. For $20 this wine is a winner!&nbs Read More

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  • Mr.E - 36 attendees, 4 servers, 3 cooking = 42 total people here in my backyard ... the word go.5. Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Easy to drink, lengthy with good fruit - Rick and I finished the night by finishing the bottle - didn't care, our work was done.Dissapointments -1. Donhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett Nahe ... Read More

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  • Hey guys - I've rather busy as you know.  The NWC Italian Night and we ... ... (2) Dessert2012 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon2012 BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon2012 Cascina Morassino Merlot Langhe2011 Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel2012 Buhler Russian River Valley Zinfandel2010 Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve2012 Delaforce Duoro2011 Bode... Read More

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  • Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


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    Wine review by johnnyxbar

  • Lawer Estates Betsy's Vineyard Petite Sirah Knights Valley 2013


    Deep ruby-purple color with some salinity and earthy minerality in the glass and notes of ripe raspberry and tart cranberry. Puckeringly tart on entry and full of red currant, cranberry and cherry notes, this is powerfully tannic and dry and carries a bit of heat towards the finish that warms the palate along with some black olive notes, menthol... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Lawer Estates Late Harvest Chardonnay Knights Valley Sonoma County 2014


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    Wine review by JulRenA

  • We have had vineyards in Knight's Valley since 1987. Our Cabernet grapes went into the 1996 ChateauStJean Cinq Cepage wine of the world. Our small somewhat new (2009) winery is named PetrifiedForestVineyards, and we produce 300 cases of Merlot, 300 cases of Cabernet, and a late harvest botrytis dessert wine. We are next door to Morlet on one s...

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