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The Bell Mountain AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Gillespie County, Texas.[3] It was the first designated wine area located entirely in the state of Texas, and covers an area of over 3,200 acres (13 km2). The appellation is entirely contained within the Texas Hill Country AVA, which was established nine years after Bell Mountain AVA.[2] As of 2006, there were nine wineries in the appellation.[4]

Bell Mountain AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1986[1]
Country United States
Part of Texas, Texas Hill Country AVA
Climate region Humid subtropical
Total area 3,200 acres (13 km2)[2]
Grapes produced Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Colombard


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.55 Bell Mountain." Archived July 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Nov. 15, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Professional Friends of Wine (2007). "American Viticultural Areas". Retrieved Nov. 15, 2007.
  3. ^ "The Wine Growing Regions of Texas". Texas Wine / Texas Dept. of Agriculture. 2006. Archived from the original on 7 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  4. ^ "List of Wineries by County". Wine Society of Texas. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2007-12-16.