Leelanau Peninsula AVA
A vineyard in the Leelanau Peninsula AVA
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Total area||75,000 acres (30,351 ha)|
|Grapes produced||Aurore, Auxerrois, Bianca, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cayuga, Chardonnay, De Chaunac, Dolcetto, Gewurztraminer, Malbec, Marechal Foch, Merlot, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling, Seyval blanc, Traminette, Vignoles|
The Leelanau Peninsula AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Leelanau County, Michigan. This Michigan wine region includes all of Leelanau County, which forms a peninsula between Lake Michigan on the west and Grand Traverse Bay on the east. Being surrounded by water helps to moderate the climate of the region, which is generally cold for viticulture. Frost can occur on all but about 145 days of the calendar year. The soil in Leelanau Peninsula is complex, with glacial deposits of clay, sand, and loam on top of bedrock of granite and limestone.
- Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.40 Leelanau Peninsula." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Feb. 1, 2008.
- Wine Institute, The (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Feb. 1, 2008.
- Appellation America (2007). "Leelanau Peninsula (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Feb. 1, 2008.
- From the Vine: Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Article about the Leelanau AVA.
- Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association Leelanau AVA wine trail web site with information about the wineries.
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