Linganore AVA

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Linganore AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1983[1]
Country United States
Part of Maryland
Climate region Continental/humid subtropical
Total area 57,600 acres (23,310 ha)[2]
Grapes produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Chardonel, Traminette[3]

The Linganore AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in north central Maryland and includes parts of Frederick and Carroll counties. The area is a part of the Piedmont Plateau northwest of Baltimore, a transition area between the mountains to the west and the coastal plain to the east. Linganore has a warm and wet climate, with gravel and loam soils.[3] The hardiness zones are 7a and 6b.

The area was designated by Jack Allen of Linganore Winecellars in 1983, after recognizing the growing interest in regionally produced wines. Jack Allen worked to establish the first federally designated grape growing area in Maryland, the Linganore Viticultural Area, which encompasses 90 square miles of land around the winery in the heart of Maryland.

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  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.63 Linganore." Archived 2012-02-12 at the Wayback Machine. 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" Archived 2008-01-27 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved Feb. 1, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Linganore (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Feb. 5, 2008.

Coordinates: 39°26′N 77°16′W / 39.433°N 77.267°W / 39.433; -77.267