Dunnigan Hills AVA

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dunnigan Hills AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1993[1]
Country United States
Part of California
Total area 89,000 acres (36,017 ha)[2]
Grapes produced

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier


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." 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". Retrieved Jan. 25, 2008.