Clarksburg AVA

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Clarksburg AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1984[1]
Country USA
Part of California
Sub-regions Merritt Island AVA
Total area 64,640 acres (26,159 ha)[2]
Size of planted vineyards 9,000 acres (3,642 ha)[3]
Grapes produced Albarino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Gewurztraminer, Grenache blanc, Malvasia, Merlot, Orange Muscat, Petite Sirah, Pinot gris, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Tempranillo, Verdelho, Viognier[3]

The Clarksburg AVA is an American Viticultural Area that spans three counties in California's Sacramento Valley. Located in portions of Sacramento County, Solano County, and Yolo County, the Clarksburg AVA includes 64,640 acres (26,159 ha) near the town of Clarksburg. The growing region has dense clay and loam soils. Fog and cool breezes from San Francisco Bay keep the Clarksburg area cooler than nearby Sacramento. 90% of the grapes grown in the Clarksburg AVA are crushed in winery facilities located elsewhere in California, and relatively few wines are released with the Clarksburg AVA on their labels.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.95 Clarksburg." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 28, 2008.
  2. ^ Wine Institute (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Jan. 23, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "Clarksburg (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 25, 2008.