Asti, California

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Asti, California
Truetts Station
Asti, California
Asti, California
Asti, California is located in California
Asti, California
Asti, California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 38°45′47″N 122°58′23″W / 38.76306°N 122.97306°W / 38.76306; -122.97306Coordinates: 38°45′47″N 122°58′23″W / 38.76306°N 122.97306°W / 38.76306; -122.97306
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySonoma
Elevation[1]282 ft (86 m)
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code95425
Area code(s)707
FIPS code06-03036
GNIS feature ID1657958
Official name: Italian Swiss Colony
Reference No.621
 
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Asti, California
Truetts Station
Asti, California
Asti, California
Asti, California is located in California
Asti, California
Asti, California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 38°45′47″N 122°58′23″W / 38.76306°N 122.97306°W / 38.76306; -122.97306Coordinates: 38°45′47″N 122°58′23″W / 38.76306°N 122.97306°W / 38.76306; -122.97306
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySonoma
Elevation[1]282 ft (86 m)
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code95425
Area code(s)707
FIPS code06-03036
GNIS feature ID1657958
Official name: Italian Swiss Colony
Reference No.621

Asti is an unincorporated community in Sonoma County, California, USA. It is located near U.S. Route 101 in the Alexander Valley between Cloverdale and Healdsburg. In 1881, Andrea Sbarboro established two communities, Asti and Chianti, as part of his Italian Swiss Agricultural Colony. Asti was named after the city in northern Italy.[2] A plaque at the southeast corner of Asti Road and Asti Post Office Road commemorates the colony, whose wines won ten gold medals in international competition. The colony is California Historical Landmark #621[3]

Located in the Alexander Valley AVA, Asti is the home of Asti Winery.[4] In the 1950s this winery was the second most visited destination in California, after Disneyland.[according to whom?]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Asti
  2. ^ "Towns of Sonoma County". Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  3. ^ "California Historical Landmark: Sonoma County". Office of Historic Preservation. California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Asti Winery". Appelation America. Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-05. 

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