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The North Fork of Roanoke AVA is an American Viticultural Area located on the eastern slopes of the Allegheny Mountains in the Roanoke and Montgomery counties of Virginia. About 22 miles (35 km) long and including parts of the Roanoke Valley, the AVA altitudes range from between 1,200 feet (366 m) and 2,200 feet (671 m) above sea level.[2]

North Fork of Roanoke AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1983, amended in 1987[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofVirginia
Climate regionMaritime/humid subtropical
Grapes producedAlicante Bouschet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Norton, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Viognier[2]


The North Fork of Roanoke AVA weather is characterized by cool, foggy summer mornings and prevailing westerly winds.[2] The hardiness zone is 7a or 6b depending upon elevation.



  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.65 North Fork of Roanoke." Archived 2012-02-12 at the Wayback Machine Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "North Fork of Roanoke (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 31, 2008.
  3. ^ Vineyard & winery management, 32, 2006, Valhalla Vineyards in the North Fork of Roanoke River AVA near Roanoke, VA, has a vineyard of Rhone, red Bordeaux varieties, chardonnay and norton planted on high granite bluffs Missing or empty |title= (help)

Coordinates: 37°22′36″N 80°19′52″W / 37.3767°N 80.331°W / 37.3767; -80.331