Central Coast AVA
The Central Coast AVA is a large American Viticultural Area in the U.S. state of California that spans from Santa Barbara County in the south to the San Francisco Bay Area in the north. The boundaries of the Central Coast include portions of six counties. With around 100,000 acres (400 km2) planted to wine grapes, Chardonnay accounts for more than half of the total. Within this larger AVA are several smaller appellations that share the same cooling influence from the Pacific Ocean.
Because U.S. county names automatically qualify as legal appellations of origin for wine, the following appellations do not require registration with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau:
- "§9.75 Central Coast" (Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas). Code of Federal Regulations. Retrieved January 4, 2008.
- "Proposed Establishment of the San Luis Obispo Coast (SLO Coast) Viticultural Area" (85 FR 61899 - 27 CFR 9). Federal Register. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. October 1, 2020. pp. 61899–61907. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
- "Central Coast (AVA): Appellation Profile". Appellation America. 2007. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved January 4, 2008.
- "Title 27, Section §4.25 Appellations of origin". Code of Federal Regulations. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.