Anderson Valley AVA

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Anderson Valley AVA
Wine region
Mendocino winery.jpg
Vineyard in Anderson Valley AVA
Year established1983[1][2]
Grapes producedPinot Noir, Chardonnay[3]
Varietals producedAlsatian Varietals(Reisling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris)[1]

The Anderson Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area centered on the Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, California. It is known primarily for its Pinot noir and sparkling wine production. Lying 10 to 15 miles (16 to 24 km) from the Pacific Ocean, the AVA is prone to wide diurnal temperature variation of between 40 to 50 °F (22 to 28 °C). The valley frequently has long Indian summers. Wineries in the AVA host an annual Alsatian wine festival where locally produced Riesling and Gewurztraminer wines are showcased.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Lin, Rebecca (2014). "AVA Focus: Anderson Valley". California Wine Advisors.
  2. ^ "§9.86 Anderson Valley" (Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas). Code of Federal Regulations. Retrieved May 6, 2020.|
  3. ^ a b "Anderson Valley (AVA): Appellation Profile". Appellation America. 2007. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved January 21, 2008.

Coordinates: 39°04′44″N 123°28′05″W / 39.079°N 123.468°W / 39.079; -123.468