Arkansas wine

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Wine region
Map of USA AR.svg
Official name State of Arkansas
Type U.S. state
Year established 1836
Country United States
Sub-regions Altus AVA, Arkansas Mountain AVA, Ozark Mountain AVA
Climate region Humid subtropical/continental in highlands
Total area 53,179 square miles (137,733 km2)
Grapes produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Catawba, Chardonnay, Concord, Edelweiss, Merlot, Müller-Thurgau, Muscadine, Niagara, Norton, Scheurebe, Seyval blanc, Verdelet, Vidal blanc, Vignoles[1]
No. of wineries 6

Arkansas wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Many of these wines are grown from traditional European wine grapes of the Vitis vinifera group such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, and Riesling but Arkansas also makes wine from its native grapes, the Cynthiana and Muscadine. Winemaking in Arkansas began in the 1870s with German and Swiss settlers who found the climate of northwest Arkansas favorable to growing grapes. Although there are only six commercial wineries in Arkansas, the state has three designated American Viticultural Areas. Half of Arkansas's counties remain dry.[1]

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