McDowell Valley AVA

The McDowell Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in southeastern Mendocino County, California near Hopland. The wine appellation is located on sloped bench land at elevations as high as 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level that overlook the Russian River to the west. McDowell Valley is slightly cooler than the surrounding areas of Mendocino County. There is currently only one winery operating within the boundaries of the AVA, McDowell Valley Vineyards.[2]

McDowell Valley AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1981, amended in 1987[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, Mendocino AVA, Mendocino County, North Coast AVA
Size of planted vineyards540 acres (2 km2)[2]
Grapes producedGrenache, Grenache gris, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon blanc, Souzao, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Zinfandel[2]
No. of wineries1[2]

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  1. ^ "§ 9.36 McDowell Valley" (Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas). Code of Federal Regulations. Retrieved January 7, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "McDowell Valley (AVA): Appellation Profile". Appellation America. 2007. Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved January 7, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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