Mount Harlan AVA

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Mt. Harlan AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1990[1]
Country United States
Part of California, Central Coast AVA
Total area 7,440 acres (3,011 ha)[2]
Size of planted vineyards 100 acres (40 ha)[3]
Grapes produced Aligote, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Viognier[3]
No. of wineries 1[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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.131 Mt. Harlan." 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.