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Wine Country is a region of Northern California in the United States, known as a wine-growing region since 1838. There are some 200 wineries in the area north of San Francisco, mostly located in the area's valleys, including Napa Valley and the Russian River Valley.
Some of the region's major cities include Santa Rosa (the setting of the Hitchcock thriller Shadow of a Doubt), Napa, Calistoga (famous for its hot springs), Geyserville (famous for its... geysers), Bodega Bay (the setting for The Birds, another Hitchcock thriller), Healdsburg, historic Fort Ross and Ukiah.
The federal government maintains the list of American Viticultural Areas for tax purposes.
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