Kanawha River Valley AVA

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Kanawha River Valley AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1986[1]
Country USA
Part of Ohio River Valley AVA, West Virginia
Climate region Humid subtropical/continental
Total area 64,000 acres (25,900 ha)[2]

The Kanawha River Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the watershed of the Kanawha River in West Virginia, between the city of Charleston and the Ohio border. The wine appellation includes 64,000 acres (25,900 ha) in portions of Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Mason, and Putnam counties. A portion of the western border of the AVA follows the Ohio River, but does not cross into Ohio.[1] The Kanawha River Valley AVA is part of the much larger Ohio River Valley AVA. The hardiness zone is mainly 6b.


  1. ^ a b Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.111 Kanawha River Valley." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Feb. 5, 2008.
  2. ^ Wine Institute, The (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Feb. 5, 2008.