Redwood Valley AVA

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Redwood Valley AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1996[1]
Country United States
Part of California, Mendocino AVA, Mendocino County, North Coast AVA
Grapes produced Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Charbono, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot noir, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Valdiguie, Viognier, Zinfandel[2]

The Redwood Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Mendocino County, California. The earliest vineyards were planted in the valley by Italian immigrants in the 19th century. The valley sits at an elevation that is 200 feet (61 m) higher than the surrounding area. It is cooler in climate and requires a later harvest for grapes to achieve ripeness.[2]

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  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.153 Redwood Valley." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 21, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Redwood Valley (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 21, 2008.