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The Knights Valley appellation is located in the easternmost part of Sonoma County. A narrow valley bordering the Mayacamas mountain range, which divides Sonoma and Napa Counties, Knights Valley encompasses hillside and valley floor vineyards with unique and valuable terroir. Just north of Calistoga, Knights Valley is the warmest of the Sonoma County appellations. The marine influence from the Pacific Ocean results in warm days and cool nights, ideal growing conditions for Bordeaux varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
As commemorated on the Vena Vineyards label, Mount St. Helena presides majestically over this rich and fertile valley. In ancient times a volcanic eruption from Mount St. Helena resulted in pushing the Russian River westward toward Healdsburg. The resulting volcanic, alluvial soil contributes an intensity of flavor and varietal character to fruit grown in the valley.