Dunnigan Hills AVA

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Dunnigan Hills AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1993[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia
Total area89,000 acres (36,017 ha)[2]
Grapes producedCabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier [3]

The Dunnigan Hills AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the Dunnigan Hills, in Yolo County, California.[3] Located in the northwest portion of Yolo County, the wine region has a Mediterranean climate that is less prone to frost than other parts of the Sacramento Valley. The largest winery in the Dunnigan Hills is R.H. Phillips, which has a 1,300 acres (526 ha) estate vineyard.[3]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.145 Dunnigan Hills." 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. ^ 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). "Borden Ranch (AVA): Appellation Description" Archived 2007-11-13 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved Jan. 25, 2008.