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Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace AVA

The Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace AVA is an American Viticultural Area in eastern portion of the state of Virginia. Wines made from grapes grown in Westmoreland, King George, Northumberland, Lancaster, and Richmond counties may use this appellation. The area is located on a peninsula of land between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers in the Tidewater region of Virginia and known as the Northern Neck. This provides a climate which features more frost free days than the rest of Virginia. The tip of the Northern Neck is located at the Chesapeake Bay.[3] The hardiness zone is 7b.

Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1987[1]
Part ofVirginia
Growing season211 days
Climate regionHumid subtropical
Soil conditionsSandy loam
Total area590,080 acres (238,797 ha)[2]
Varietals producedCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Seyval blanc, Vidal blanc[3]

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  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.109 Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace." 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. ^ Wine Institute, The (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Jan. 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 31, 2008.

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