Louisiana wine

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Louisiana
Wine region
Map of USA LA.svg
Official name State of Louisiana
Type U.S. state
Year established 1812
Country USA
Sub-regions Mississippi Delta AVA
Total area 51,885 square miles (134,382 km2)
Grapes produced Blanc du Bois, Muscadine, Niagara, Norton, Viognier[1]
No. of wineries 4

Louisiana wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Louisiana has never developed a significant wine industry despite strong historical, cultural, and culinary ties to France. The climate of Louisiana is extremely hot and humid, and viticulturists in the state face challenges of Pierce's disease, powdery mildew, and other grapevine diseases. There are four commercial wineries in Louisiana that collectively produce about 20,000 gallons (75,000 liters) of wine per year. A small portion of northeastern Louisiana is included in the Mississippi Delta AVA, a designated American Viticultural Area.[1]

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