Altus AVA

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Altus AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1984[1]
Country United States
Part of Arkansas, Ozark Mountain AVA, Arkansas Mountain AVA
Climate region Humid subtropical
Total area 208,000 acres (84,175 ha)[2]
Grapes produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Kerner, Muller Thurgau, Muscadine, Niagara, Oraniensteiner, Scheurebe, Vignoles[3]
No. of wineries 5[3]

The Altus AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the Arkansas River Valley in Arkansas near the town of Altus in Franklin County. The wine region is entirely contained within the Arkansas Mountain AVA, which is in turn contained within the larger multi-state Ozark Mountain AVA. The Altus region is a plateau above the Arkansas River to the south and below the Boston Mountains to the north. The soil is gravel and loam, with a high acidity. Five wineries in the area produce nearly 1 million US gallons (3,800,000 L) of wine per year.[3]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.77 Altus." Archived 2012-02-12 at the Wayback Machine. Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Feb. 4, 2008.
  2. ^ Wine Institute, The (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State" Archived 2008-01-27 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved Feb. 1, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "Altus (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Feb. 4, 2008.