|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Part of||California, Mendocino County, North Coast AVA|
|Size of planted vineyards||2 acres (1 ha)|
The Covelo AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in northern Mendocino County, California. Although the region only has 2 acres (1 ha) under vine, it was granted AVA status by the United States Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau on February 16, 2006 based purely on the unique climate conditions of the area. The appellation is located 45 miles (72 km) north of Ukiah, California and includes the areas of Round and Williams Valleys. The area is relatively flat terrain built upon deep loam layers of soil. Unlike other areas in the California wine country, Covelo has a continental climate with the high peaks surrounding the valley shielding it from the influence of the Pacific Ocean. The growing season here is one of the shortest in Mendocino County and the area experiences one of the widest diurnal temperature variation in the region.
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