The Chalone AVA is an American Viticultural Area in the Monterey and San Benito counties of California, located in the Gabilan Mountains east of Soledad. The region is named for the nearby Chalone peaks. The region has limestone and decomposed granite soil. Wineries and vineyards in the area include Chalone Vineyard, Brosseau Vineyards, Naylor Dry Hole Vineyard, Blue Mountain Vineyard, Michaud Vineyard, among others. Some of the wineries outside the area using Chalone AVA grapes include Testarossa Vineyards, David Bruce Winery, Loring Wine Company, and A Donkey and Goat Winery.
chalone in German: Chalone AVA