Utah wine

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Utah
Wine region
Map of USA UT.svg
Official name State of Utah
Type U.S. state
Year established 1896
Country USA
Total area 84,889 square miles (219,862 km2)
Grapes produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Riesling, Seyval blanc, Syrah[1]
No. of wineries 6

Utah wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of Utah. The first wine grapes were planted in Utah in the 1860s, soon after the initial settlement of the area by the Mormons. Viticulture was soon abandoned and not revived until the late 1980s. Most of the vineyards in Utah are located in mountain valleys, some as high as 6,000 feet (1,829 m) above sea level. Utah has a cold and dry climate, often requiring irrigation. There are no designated American Viticultural Areas in Utah.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Utah: Appellation Description". Retrieved Nov. 28, 2007.