|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Part of||California, Central Coast AVA, San Benito AVA|
|Total area||42,880 acres (17,353 ha)|
|Grapes produced||Arneis, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah|
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.
- Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.39 Paicines." 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.
- Wine Institute (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Jan. 23, 2008.
- Appellation America (2007). "Paicines (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 24, 2008.
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