Arizona wine

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Arizona
Wine region
Map of USA AZ.svg
Official name State of Arizona
Type U.S. state
Year established 1912
Years of wine industry 16th century-present
Country USA
Sub-regions Sonoita AVA
Total area 113,998 square miles (295,253 km2)
Grapes produced Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Concord, Counoise, Gewürztraminer, Grenache, Malvasia, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Muscat Canelli, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Viognier, Zinfandel[1]
No. of wineries 20

Arizona wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of Arizona. Viticulture in Arizona has a history that begins in the 16th century when missionary Spanish Jesuit priests began to plant grapevines and make wine for use in Christian religious ceremonies. Most vineyards in Arizona are located in the southeastern portion of the state near Tucson, which is also the location of Arizona's only designated American Viticultural Area, the Sonoita AVA. Arizona has enjoyed recent success with wine made from the grape varietals native to Italy and the Rhône River valley of southern France.[1]

Primer Paso from Caduceus Cellars in Verde Valley.

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  1. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Arizona: Appellation Description". Retrieved Nov. 27, 2007.

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