Ozark Mountain American Viticultural Area


The Ozark Mountain AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in northwest Arkansas, southern Missouri, and northeast Oklahoma. The sixth largest American Viticultural Area in total size, Ozark Mountain AVA covers 3,520,000 acres (1,424,493 ha). Four smaller AVAs have been established within its boundaries, to recognize those distinct regions whose climate, vineyard soil, or other growing conditions create unique areas for viticulture.[4] The hardiness zone in the region varies from 6a to 7b.[5]

Ozark Mountain AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1986, amended 1988[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofArkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
Sub-regionsAltus AVA, Arkansas Mountain AVA, Hermann AVA, Ozark Highlands AVA[2]
Climate regionHumid subtropical/continental
Total area3,520,000 acres (5,500 sq mi)[2][3]
Grapes producedCatawba, Chambourcin, Chardonel, Concord, Norton, St. Vincent, Vidal blanc, Vignoles, Villard noir[4]
No. of wineries40[4]

References

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  1. ^ "§9.108 Ozark Mountain" (Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas). Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR). Retrieved February 5, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Ozark Mountain American Viticultural Area". Wine Regions of the World. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  3. ^ "American Viticultural Areas by State". Wine Institute. 2008. Archived from the original on January 27, 2008.
  4. ^ a b c "Ozark Mountain (AVA): Appellation Profile". Appellation America. 2007. Archived from the original on April 5, 2015.
  5. ^ "USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map". United States Department of Agriculture. 2012.
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