Petaluma Weather: A Wine Country Climate

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker - San Francisco's North Bay/Wine Country

Petaluma Weather: A wine country climate.

Baby Pinot VineI feel very lucky to live in Petaluma. In comparison to most Bay Area micro-climates, Petaluma's Weather offers a majority of cloudless, sunny days followed by wonderful breezy evenings. My family enjoys most of our late Spring, Summer and early Fall dinners outside. Many homes in Petaluma do not come equipped with air conditioning. Usually, a pleasant evening cross-breeze through open windows can cool a Petaluma home very comfortably.

This breeze, unique to Petaluma, has resulted in a relatively new wine growing sub-area of the Sonoma Coast, called The Petaluma Gap Area. On of my personal favorite wineries here is Kastania Vineyards. Most well-known for their delightful Pinots and flavorful Cab-Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon Blends, it is Petaluma winery not to be missed.

When I moved to Petaluma in 2004, I hadn't really thought of the town as part of wine country, rather a town within a very close proximity to vineyards and wineries. Then, in 2009, inspired by a generously sized back yard and encouraged by our friends at Kastania, we planted 80 Pinot grape vines behind our house and began a fledgeling vineyard of our own. This year we are anticipating our first small harvest and plan to start making wine with next year's more generous bounty.

Petaluma weather is some of the best that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. Not only are grapes happy here but as a resident of over 6 years, I am pleased to say that a lot of the people are too.



Comments (2)

George Bennett
Inactive - Port Orford, OR
Inactive Principal Broker, GRI

Hi Jen,

Your post brought back some beautiful memories of the years I lived in Petaluma. Times were good and we we were regular visitors to the wine country. We left when I retired in 2000 but Petaluma will always have a place in my heart.

Mar 29, 2011 05:59 PM
Jen Birmingham
Coldwell Banker - San Francisco's North Bay/Wine Country - Petaluma, CA

George - I'm glad to have triggered some wonderful memories. It is definitely a special place.

Mar 30, 2011 03:37 AM