Potter Valley AVA

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Potter Valley AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1983[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, Mendocino AVA, Mendocino County, North Coast AVA
Size of planted vineyards1,000 acres (4 km2)[2]
Grapes producedChardonnay, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Zinfandel[2]

The Potter Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in northern Mendocino County, California centered on town of Potter Valley. The appellation is found east of the Redwood Valley AVA and has an elevation of around 200 feet (61 m) higher than surrounding areas. The influence of the nearby Eel River watershed has created conditions conducive to the production of botrytized wines - especially Riesling, Sauvignon blanc and Semillon.[2]

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  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.82 Potter Valley." 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. 21, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "Potter Valley (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 21, 2008.