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Asti, California
Truetts Station
Skyline of Asti, California
Country United States
State California
County Sonoma
Named for Province of Asti
Elevation 282 ft (86 m)
Time zone Pacific (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP code 95425
Area code 707
FIPS code 06-03036
GNIS feature ID 1657958
California Historical Landmark
Official name: Italian Swiss Colony
Reference #: 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, and was named after the city in northern Italy.

In 1881, Andrea Sbarboro established two communities, Asti and Chianti, as part of his Italian Swiss Agricultural Colony. 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

Located in the Alexander Valley AVA, Asti is the home of Asti Winery. In the 1950s this winery was the second most visited destination in California, after Disneyland.

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Asti has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

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