Ben Lomond Mountain AVA

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Ben Lomond Mountain AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1987[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Size of planted vineyards9,000 acres (36 km2)
Grapes producedCabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel,[2]
No. of wineries1[2]

The Ben Lomond Mountain AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Santa Cruz County, California, located on the western edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Jim Beauregard established the AVA in 1983 and Beauregard Vineyards continues to be only winery that currently produces wine that carries the Ben Lomond Mountain AVA designation. Vineyards were first planted on the mountain in the 1860s sitting at a premium spot for grape growing. The appellation ranges in altitudes as high as 2,600 feet (792 m) above sea level to 1300 feet, placing it between the fog that rolls in from the Pacific Ocean, ensuring long hours of sunlight and long growing season[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.118 Ben Lomond Mountain." Archived January 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "Ben Lomond Mountain (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.