Paicines AVA

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Paicines AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1982[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, Central Coast AVA, San Benito AVA
Total area42,880 acres (17,353 ha)[2]
Grapes producedArneis, 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, named after the town of Paicines. 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. ^ "§ 9.39 Paicines" (Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas). Code of Federal Regulations. February 12, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2008.
  2. ^ "Paicines Wine". Wine Searcher. March 21, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Paicines (AVA): Appellation Profile". Appellation America. 2007. Retrieved January 24, 2008.