Iowa wine

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Wine region
Map of USA IA.svg
Official name State of Iowa
Type U.S. state
Year established 1846
Country USA
Total area 56,272 square miles (145,744 km2)
Grapes produced Bluebell, Catawba, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chancellor, Chardonel, Concord, De Chaunac, Edelweiss, Frontenac, Frontenac blanc, Frontenac gris, Geisenheim, La Crosse, Leon Millot, Marechal Foch, Marquette, Niagara, Norton, Seyval blanc, St. Croix, St. Pepin, St. Vincent, Steuben, Traminette, Valiant, Vidal blanc, Vignoles[1]
No. of wineries 80

Iowa wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of Iowa. Iowa presents many challenges to viticulture including very warm summer days that can promote fungal vine diseases, and extremely cold winter nights that can kill many varieties of grapevines. Most commercial viticulture in Iowa focuses on French hybrid and native American grape varieties, with relatively few plantings of Vitis vinifera grapes. Iowa is home to nearly 95 commercial wineries. Northeastern Iowa is included in the Upper Mississippi Valley AVA.[1]

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