Cosumnes River AVA

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Cosumnes River AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established2006[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, Lodi AVA
Total area54,700 acres (22,136 ha)[2]
Size of planted vineyards3,500 acres (1,416 ha)[2]
Grapes producedCabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot gris, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah[3]

The Cosumnes River AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in both Sacramento County and San Joaquin County, California. Located mostly in Sacramento County, the region is part of the larger Lodi AVA and includes a portion of the lower Cosumnes River. Elevations in the AVA range from about 5 feet (2 m) to 48 feet (15 m) above sea level.[3] At these low elevations, frequent fog keeps the Cosumnes River AVA cooler than other regions of Lodi.[2]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.198 Cosumnes River." Archived 2008-01-19 at the Wayback Machine Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 28, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "Cosumnes River (AVA): Appellation Description" Archived 2008-01-31 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved Jan. 25, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Rieger, Ted (2003). "Subdividing Lodi—Proposal Supported for 7 Sub-AVAs". Wine Business Monthly. Aug., 2003.