Lancaster Valley AVA
The Lancaster Valley near the Susquehanna River Valley
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Total area||225,000 acres (91,054 ha)|
|Size of planted vineyards||400 acres (162 ha)|
|Grapes produced||Cabernet Franc, Catawba, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chancellor, De Chaunac, Merlot, Niagara, Seyval blanc, Vidal blanc, Vignoles|
|No. of wineries||10|
The Lancaster Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Lancaster and Chester counties of southeastern Pennsylvania, centered around the city of Lancaster. The wine region includes 225,000 acres (91,054 ha) in a valley that is roughly 30 miles (48 km) long and 12 miles (19 km) wide, although only 400 acres (162 ha) are planted to grapevines. The Lancaster Valley area is one of the most fertile agricultural areas in Pennsylvania, and features rich topsoil over limestone bedrock.
- Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.41 Lancaster Valley." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Feb. 5, 2008.
- Wine Institute, The (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Feb. 5, 2008.
- Appellation America (2007). "Lancaster Valley (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Feb. 5, 2008.
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