List of American Viticultural Areas

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An American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a designated appellation for American wine in the United States distinguishable by geographic, geologic, and climatic features, with boundaries defined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) of the United States Department of the Treasury.[1] As of November 2020, there are 252 recognized AVAs in 33 states[2]—several of which are shared by two or more states. Over half (141) of the AVAs are in California.

American Viticultural Areas range in size from the Upper Mississippi River Valley AVA at 29,900 square miles (77,000 km2) across four states, to the Cole Ranch AVA in Mendocino County, California, at only 62 acres (25 ha). The Augusta AVA near the town of Augusta, Missouri, was the first recognized AVA, gaining the status on June 20, 1980.[3]

Arizona[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

California[edit]

General locations of California's wine regions.

Cascade Foothills[edit]

These AVAs are located in far northern California, east of Redding.

Central Coast and Santa Cruz Mountains[edit]

All of these AVAs are included in the geographic boundaries of the Central Coast AVA with the exceptions of Ben Lomond Mountain AVA and Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, which are surrounded by, but are specifically excluded from, the larger regional AVA.

Central Valley[edit]

Unlike other regions of California, there is no large regional AVA designation that includes the entire Central Valley wine growing region.

Klamath Mountains[edit]

These AVAs are located in the southern Klamath Mountains of far northwestern California.

North Coast[edit]

All of these AVAs are included within the geographic boundaries of the six-county North Coast AVA.

Sierra Foothills[edit]

All of these AVAs are contained entirely within the geographic boundaries of the Sierra Foothills AVA.

South Coast[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Idaho[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

The four American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in Michigan.

Minnesota[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

Missouri[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Oregon Viticultural Areas
Oregon map featuring 19 AVAs as of January 2019 courtesy of the Oregon Wine Board

Pennsylvania[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wine Appellations of Origin". TTb.gov. U.S. Department of the Treasury. Archived from the original on April 28, 2007. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  2. ^ "Established American Viticultural Areas". TTB.gov. Tax and Trade Bureau. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  3. ^ Code of Federal Regulations, 27 C.F.R §9.22 27 C.F.R §9.22
  4. ^ "Establishment of the Lamorinda Viticultural Area". Federal Register. February 24, 2016.
  5. ^ Swindell, Bill (February 24, 2015). "Fountaingrove becomes newest appellation in Sonoma County". Press-Democrat. Santa Rosa, California. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Petaluma Gap becomes new Sonoma County wine appellation". Press-Democrat. Santa Rosa, California. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Ganchiff, Mark. "Wisconsin Ledge AVA approved". Midwest Wine Press. Retrieved 7 April 2012.