High Valley is a 14,000 acre AVA located in the eastern pary of Lake County in California. True to its name, the valley is situated on high elevations ranging from 1,700 feet to 3,000 feet. The cool marine breezes are consintantly sifting into the valley, keeping the valley cooler than the other appellations in Lake County. Red volcanic soils can be found on the hillsides while alluvial fans and benches on the valley floor provide well-drained beds for the vines. Red Bordeaux varietals and Syrah can be found planted along warmer ridges, while the cooler valley floor contains Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.