Hudson River Region AVA
Hudson River Valley running through New York
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Part of||New York|
|Total area||224,000 acres (90,650 ha)|
|Size of planted vineyards||500 acres (202 ha)|
|Grapes produced||Baco noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chancellor, Chardonnay, Chelois, De Chaunac, Frontenac, Lemberger, Marechal Foch, Merlot, Pinot noir, Riesling, Seyval blanc, St. Pepin, Traminette, Vidal blanc|
|No. of wineries||30|
The Hudson River Region AVA is an American Viticultural Area around the Hudson River in eastern New York. The region is home to the oldest continuously operating winery in North America, the Brotherhood Winery, established in 1839. The oldest continuously cultivated vineyard in North America is also located in the Hudson River Region AVA, and is today operated by Benmarl Winery.
Most vineyards in the region are located within 2 miles (3.2 km) of the river. The Hudson River flows from north to south, and most vineyards are planted on hills on the western side of the river, where early morning sunshine can rapidly warm the vines. Ocean breezes channeled north up the river help to moderate the climate in the region, making it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than surrounding areas.
- Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.47 Hudson River Region." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Feb. 7, 2008.
- Wine Institute, The (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Feb. 7, 2008.
- Appellation America (2007). "Hudson River Region (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Feb. 7, 2008.
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