Anderson Valley AVA
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Part of||California, Mendocino AVA, Mendocino County, Mendocino Ridge AVA, North Coast AVA|
|Grapes produced||Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Muscat Canelli, Petite Sirah, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Syrah, Zinfandel|
The Anderson Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area centered around the Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, California. It is known primarily for its Pinot noir and sparkling wine production. Lying 10 miles (16 km) to 15 miles (24 km) from the Pacific Ocean, the AVA is prone to wide diurnal temperature variation of between 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The valley frequently has long Indian summers. Wineries in the AVA host an annual Alsatian wine festival where locally produced Riesling and Gewurztraminer wines are showcased.
- Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.86 Anderson Valley." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 21, 2008.
- Appellation America (2007). "Anderson Valley (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 21, 2008.
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