Isle St. George AVA

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Isle St. George AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1982[1]
Country USA
Part of Ohio
Total area 640 acres (259 ha)[2]
Grapes produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Catawba, Chardonnay, Concord, Gewürztraminer, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling[3]

The Isle St. George AVA is an American Viticultural Area located on North Bass Island, Ohio, an island in Lake Erie. The only town on the Ottawa County island is also called Isle Saint George, although the "Saint" in the AVA name must be abbreviated as "St." to be used on wine labels.[1] Over half of the island is planted to grapevines. Lake Erie is warmer than the other Great Lakes, providing a moderating and warming effect on the local climate. Temperatures on the island during the growing season can be warmer than on the mainland. Cool climate varietals such as Catawba, Delaware, Gewürztraminer, Pinot noir, and Riesling are the most important in Isle St. George.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.51 Isle St. George." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Feb. 4, 2008.
  2. ^ Wine Institute, The (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Feb. 4, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Isle St. George (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Feb. 4, 2008.