Clarksburg Wine Country
The Clarksburg Wine Growers and Vintners Association invites you to visit Clarksburg Wine Country. Uncrowded and unspoiled, Clarksburg features beautiful landscapes, country roads, quaint wineries and tasting rooms that transport visitors to an entirely different environment.
Only 20 minutes from Downtown Sacramento, we welcome visitors to experience our authentic, laid back charm and hospitality. Families and friends can enjoy scenic beauty, elegant events, fun-loving celebrations with wine and food, as well as diverse wines from more than 12 wineries and tasting rooms.
The Clarksburg appellation is home to some of California’s premiere wine grapes. With more than 35 varietals, the region is now recognized statewide and beyond for consistently delivering quality grapes and wines. Our growers are reliable and honest, consistently providing quality wine and grapes and creative solutions.
Who we are
Today the CWGVA is made up of 46 grower members, 12 winery members and 48 associate members. It’s committed to growing awareness, improving quality, and fostering sustainable growth for the Clarksburg Appellation.
The majority of our grower members—some from farm families located in the area for generations—are individuals directly involved in their vineyards and have a personal commitment to produce the best grapes possible. CWGVA growers directly work with the wineries to achieve the high-quality grapes they demand.
There are over 7,000 acres of wine grapes grown by our grower members. We grow over 35 varieties, the most popular being Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Petite Sirah, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Located on the Sacramento River, the Clarksburg AVA is profoundly defined by the maritime influence of the Sacramento Delta, and has been statistically identified as comparable to the best wine grape regions in California (Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles) in terms of degree days and day to evening temperatures.
Cool evenings and warm days with limited summer fog allow Clarksburg to grow a diverse portfolio of premium grapes and wine. We’re known for a range of both red and white varietals that grow very well. Because there is significantly less probability of spring frost, we’re ensured relatively consistent crop loads. Less rainfall during critical growing stages ensures dependable quality, and less spring rainfall depletes ground water faster, stressing vines sooner to create more flavor.