Mount Harlan AVA

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Mt. Harlan AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1990[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, Central Coast AVA
Total area7,440 acres (3,011 ha)[2]
Size of planted vineyards100 acres (40 ha)[3]
Grapes producedAligote, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Viognier[3]
No. of wineries1[3]

The Mt. Harlan AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in San Benito County, California. It is located in the Gabilan Mountains and is part of the larger Central Coast AVA. At elevations of 1,800 feet (550 m) to 2,200 feet (670 m) above sea level, the soil is predominately limestone. The AVA was established as the result of a petition to the United States Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau by Josh Jensen and the Calera Wine Company, the only commercial winery in the appellation.[3]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.131 Mt. Harlan." 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 Jan. 24, 2008.
  2. ^ Wine Institute (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Jan. 24, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d Appellation America (2007). "Mount Harlan (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 24, 2008.