Beringer has owned and farmed its vineyards in Knights Valley since the mid-1960s. The vineyard is located 17 miles north of the winery, in the northeastern corner of Sonoma County, and features volcanic, well-drained soils that are perfect for growing high-quality wine. In 1983, Knights Valley was established as a new appellation approved by the American Viticultural Area. The Knights Valley designation was first used on a Beringer label in 1974.
Not only has Knights Valley proved an exemplary producer of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, it has also an excellent combination of terrain, microclimates and soils for a variety of experiments in viticulture that inform Beringer's finest wines and will continue to do so for vintages to come.