Paicines AVA

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Paicines AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1982[1]
Country United States
Part of California, Central Coast AVA, San Benito AVA
Total area 42,880 acres (17,353 ha)[2]
Grapes produced Arneis, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah[3]

The Paicines AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in San Benito County, California. It is part of the larger San Benito AVA, and is located near the central part of the county. The Paicines area is warmer than other nearby regions in San Benito, but cooler than the wine regions of the Central Valley. The appellation is home to the Vista Verde Vineyard, a 500 acres (202 ha) vineyard once owned by Almaden Vineyards.[3]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.39 Paicines." 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. 23, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Paicines (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 24, 2008.