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Montana wine

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Wine region
Official nameState of Montana
TypeU.S. state
Year established1889
CountryUnited States
Total area83,500 square miles (216,264 km2)[1]
Grapes producedPinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Maréchal Foch[2]
No. of wineries8[3]

Montana wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of Montana. There are eight wineries in Montana, with most producing wine from fruits other than grapes or from grapes grown in other states, such as California, Oregon, or Washington. The traditional grape varieties that appear to do best in the mountainous terroir of Montana are the grapes widely grown in the most northerly vineyards of France, with which Montana shares its latitudinal position of 42-49°N.[1] There are no American Viticultural Areas in Montana.

One of New Zealand's largest and oldest wineries, Montana Wines, renamed its range to Brancott Estate in 2010 in order to avoid confusion in the United States, New Zealand's largest wine export market.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Montana Wine". Wine-Searcher. December 3, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "Montana: Appellation Profile". Appellation America. 2007. Archived from the original on September 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "Montana Wineries". Montana Department of Commerce. 2007. Archived from the original on November 26, 2007. Retrieved January 2, 2012.