Mississippi Delta AVA
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Part of||Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee|
|Total area||3,840,000 acres (1,553,993 ha)|
The Mississippi Delta AVA is an American Viticultural Area on the left (east) bank of the Mississippi River, between Memphis, Tennessee, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. It includes portions of the Mississippi Delta and the watershed of the lower Mississippi River in the U.S. states of Louisiana (west bank), Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Since the creation of the AVA in 1984, there has been very little viticulture in the Mississippi Delta region. Mississippi State University established an enology laboratory to research grape cultivation in the area, but little commercial activity has resulted. The few wineries that have produced wine from the Mississippi Delta AVA have used native Muscadine grapes.
- Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.96 Mississippi Delta." 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). "Mississippi Delta (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Feb. 1, 2008.
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