Asti, California


Asti, California

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Asti, California
other_name = Truetts Station
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pushpin_label_position = right
pushpin_map_caption = Location within the state of California
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = California
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Sonoma
timezone = PST
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
latd = 38 |latm = 45 |lats = 47 |latNS = N
longd = 122 |longm = 58 |longs = 23 |longEW = W
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|1657958|Asti]
elevation_m = 86
elevation_ft = 282
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 95425
area_code = 707
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 06-03036
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1657958

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. [cite web|url=http://users.ap.net/~chenae/socotown.html|title=Towns of Sonoma County|accessdate=2008-01-21] 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. [cite web|title=Office of Historic Preservation: Sonoma|url=http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=21528|accessdate=2008-01-11]

Located in the Alexander Valley AVA, Asti is the home of Asti Winery. [cite web|url=http://wine.appellationamerica.com/vineyard/Asti_Winery.html|title=Asti Winery|accessdate=2007-12-05|publisher=Appelation America] In the 1950's this winery was the second most visited destination in California, after Disneyland. The Asti Winery is still a working winery and has recently reopened it's doors to the public with the Cellar 8 brand.

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