Coastal Vineyards at Sunset
DISPLAYING: 11" x 14" Giclée Art Print
The Malibu Coast is an American Viticulture Area located in the Santa Monica Mountains of western Los Angeles County. The appellation is 46 miles long and eight miles wide, rising from the Pacific Coast to an elevation of 3,111 feet. The National Agricultural Statistics Service's "California Grape Acreage Report Crop 2015" documented the most widely planted varietals in Los Angeles County as Cabernet Sauvignon (69 acres), Syrah (32 acres), Zinfandel (21 acres), Merlot (20 acres), and Chardonnay (10 acres).
The Malibu Coast AVA designation was granted by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in July, 2014 but wine grapes have grown in the Malibu Coast as far back as 1824, when the first documented vineyard was planted at Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit by José Bartolomé Tapia. Prior to Prohibition, Los Angeles County was California's largest wine producer by volume. The first modern day vineyard was planted in 1985 by restaurateur Michael McCarty, with the help of Dick Graff of Monterey's Chalone Vineyard. Today the appellation is home to 52 commercial grape growers and 198 acres of vines.
Wineries & Vineyards include: Montage Vineyards, Colcanyon Estate Wines , Malibu Sanity. AJA Vineyards, Bodegas Gomez de Malibu, Calabasas Peak Vineyards, Camarillo Custom Crush Winery, Caro's Ridge Vineyards, Cassandra Vineyards, Cielo Malibu Vineyards, Colcanyon Estate Wines, Dolin Estate Vineyards, Epona Estate, Hoyt Family Vineyards, Malibu Vineyards, Malibu Oaks, Malibu Ridge Vineyard, Malibu Sanity, Malibu Solstice, Principe Vineyards, Rosenthal Estate Wines, Rowley Family Vineyards, Sage Hill, Semler Estate Vineyards, South Slope Winery, Spellman Family Vineyard, The Stonehaus, The Village Winery, Triunfo Canyon Vineyards, Wish Vineyards, Beverly Estate Vineyards, Black Hill Farms, Lobo Creek Vineyards, Los Robles Winery, NABU Wines, Trancas Vineyards, Wagon Wheel Wines and Zuma Canyon Vineyards.