Tennessee wine

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Tennessee
Wine region
Map of USA TN.svg
Official name State of Tennessee
Type U.S. state
Year established 1796
Country USA
Sub-regions Mississippi Delta AVA
Total area 42,169 square miles (109,217 km2)
Grapes produced Baco noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carlos, Catawba, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chancellor, Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Concord, Doreen, Leon Millot, Marechal Foch, Merlot, Muscadine, Niagara, Noble, Norton, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Seyval blanc, Steuben, Traminette, Vidal blanc, Viognier[1]
No. of wineries 24

Tennessee wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The state was home to a wine industry in the 19th century that was greatly impacted when Prohibition was introduced in the early 20th century. The modern Tennessee wine industry focuses on French hybrid grapes, which are more resistant to the fungal grapevine diseases that thrive in Tennessee's humid climate. Most of the wineries in the state are located in the eastern half of Tennessee. A small portion of the Mississippi Delta AVA, a designated American Viticultural Area extends into the southwestern part of the state.[1]

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