List of American Viticultural Areas

An American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a designated appellation in the United States distinguishable by geographic features, with boundaries defined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), United States Department of the Treasury.[1] As of 2019, there were 246 recognized AVAs in 33 states[2]—several of which are shared by two or more states. Over half (139) of the AVAs are in California.

American Viticultural Areas range in size from the Upper Mississippi River Valley AVA at 29,900 square miles (77,000 km2) across four states, to the Cole Ranch AVA in Mendocino County, California, at only 62 acres (25 ha). The Augusta AVA near the town of Augusta, Missouri, was the first recognized AVA, gaining the status on June 20, 1980.[3]

ArizonaEdit

ArkansasEdit

CaliforniaEdit

 
General locations of California's wine regions.

Cascade FoothillsEdit

These AVAs are located in far northern California, east of Redding.

Central Coast and Santa Cruz MountainsEdit

All of these AVAs are included in the geographic boundaries of the Central Coast AVA with the exceptions of Ben Lomond Mountain AVA and Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, which are surrounded by, but are specifically excluded from, the larger regional AVA.

Central ValleyEdit

Unlike other regions of California, there is no large regional AVA designation that includes the entire Central Valley wine growing region.

Klamath MountainsEdit

These AVAs are located in the southern Klamath Mountains of far northwestern California.

North CoastEdit

All of these AVAs are included within the geographic boundaries of the six-county North Coast AVA.

Sierra FoothillsEdit

All of these AVAs are contained entirely within the geographic boundaries of the Sierra Foothills AVA.

South CoastEdit

All of these AVAs are contained entirely within the geographic boundaries of the South Coast AVA.

ColoradoEdit

ConnecticutEdit

GeorgiaEdit


IdahoEdit

IllinoisEdit

IndianaEdit

IowaEdit

KentuckyEdit

LouisianaEdit

MarylandEdit

MassachusettsEdit

MichiganEdit

 
The four American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in Michigan.

MinnesotaEdit

MississippiEdit

MissouriEdit

New JerseyEdit

New MexicoEdit

New YorkEdit

North CarolinaEdit

OhioEdit

OklahomaEdit

OregonEdit

 
Oregon map featuring 19 AVAs as of January 2019 courtesy of the Oregon Wine Board

PennsylvaniaEdit

Rhode IslandEdit

TennesseeEdit

TexasEdit

VirginiaEdit

WashingtonEdit

West VirginiaEdit

WisconsinEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-28. Retrieved 2013-02-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "List of established U.S. Viticultural Areas (last updated November 25, 2019)". Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. U.S. Treasury. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  3. ^ Code of Federal Regulations, 27 C.F.R §9.22 27 C.F.R §9.22
  4. ^ "Establishment of the Lamorinda Viticultural Area". Federal Register. February 24, 2016.
  5. ^ Swindell, Bill (February 24, 2015). "Fountaingrove becomes newest appellation in Sonoma County". Press-Democrat. Santa Rosa, California. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Petaluma Gap becomes new Sonoma County wine appellation". Press-Democrat. Santa Rosa, California. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Ganchiff, Mark. "Wisconsin Ledge AVA approved". Midwest Wine Press. Retrieved 7 April 2012.