Benmore Valley AVA

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Benmore Valley AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1991[1]
Country United States
Part of California, Lake County, North Coast AVA
Total area 1,440 acres (583 ha)[2]

The Benmore Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in southwestern Lake County, California. The valley is named for Benjamin Moore, a local 19th century cattle rustler. The valley is a high depression in the mountains of southwestern Lake County, and is much cooler than surrounding areas. There are no wineries located within the boundaries of the AVA, and most of the grapes produced there are sourced by Geyser Peak Winery.[2]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.138 Benmore Valley." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 21, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Appellation America (2008). "Benmore Valley (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 21, 2008.