Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country AVA
The Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country AVA is an American Viticultural Area surrounding the town of Fredericksburg, Texas in the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg and the surrounding area were settled by German immigrants in the nineteenth century. These settlers were the first to cultivate grapevines in the Texas Hill Country. The appellation is over 200 miles (322 km) from the Gulf of Mexico, and feels little effect from the hot, humid, coastal winds.
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Part of||Texas, Texas Hill Country AVA|
|Climate region||Humid subtropical|
|Total area||70,400 acres (285 km2)|
|Size of planted vineyards||60 acres (0 km2)|
|Grapes produced||Black Muscat, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc|
- Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.125 Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Nov. 15, 2007.
- Appellation America (2007). "Fredricksburg in the Texas Hill Country (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Nov. 15, 2007.
- "The Wine Growing Regions of Texas". Texas Wine / Texas Dept. of Agriculture. 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-16.