Diablo Grande AVA

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Diablo Grande AVA
Wine region
Diablo Grande California.jpg
Diablo Grande
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1998[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia
Total area30,000 acres (12,141 ha)[2]
Size of planted vineyards36 acres (15 ha)[3]
Grapes producedCabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot noir, Sangiovese, Syrah[3]

The Diablo Grande AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Stanislaus County, California. All 30,000 acres (12,141 ha) in the AVA are owned by the Diablo Grande Resort Community, and Isom Ranch Winery is the only winery producing wines that carry the Diablo Grande AVA designation on their labels. Vineyards in the AVA are planted between 1,000 feet (300 m) and 1,800 feet (550 m) above sea level. The region is named after nearby Mount Diablo, the highest peak in the Pacific Coast Range.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.156 Diablo Grande." Archived 2009-09-07 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. ^ Wine Institute (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State" Archived January 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved Jan. 23, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "Diablo Grande (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 25, 2008.