Alexandria Lakes AVA

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Alexandria Lakes AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 2005[1]
Country United States
Part of Minnesota
Climate region Continental
Total area 10,800 acres (4,371 ha)[2]

The Alexandria Lakes AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Douglas County, Minnesota, near the city of Alexandria. Alexandria Lakes was the first AVA to be created in Minnesota. The AVA was created in 2005 as the result of a successful petition to the United States Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau by the owners of Carlos Creek Winery, a winery near the city of Alexandria in the state of Minnesota.[3]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.177 Alexandria Lakes." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Feb. 5, 2008.
  2. ^ Wine Institute, The (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Feb. 5, 2008.
  3. ^ "Minnesota gets first AVA". Wines and Vines. October, 2005.

Coordinates: 45°58′N 95°23′W / 45.967°N 95.383°W / 45.967; -95.383