Rockpile AVA

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Rockpile AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 2002[1]
Country United States
Part of California, Dry Creek Valley AVA, North Coast AVA, Northern Sonoma AVA, Sonoma County
Total area 15,400 acres (62 km2)[2]
Size of planted vineyards 160 acres (1 km2)[2]
No. of vineyards 11[2]
Grapes produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel[3]
No. of wineries 7[3]

Rockpile AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Sonoma County, California, northwest of the town of Healdsburg. Established on February 28, 2002, Rockpile AVA was Sonoma County's twelfth designated wine appellation. The wine region consists of approximately 15,400 acres (62 km2) in northwestern Sonoma County. All of the AVA has an elevation in excess of 800 feet (244 m) above sea level. Eleven vineyards are currently located within the AVA and there are approximately 160 acres (1 km2) of planted wine grapes.[2]

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  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.173 Rockpile." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d Boyd, Gerald (2003). "Rockpile: Where Brawny Reds Rule". Wine News. Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Rockpile (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.

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Coordinates: 38°47′25″N 123°13′46″W / 38.79028°N 123.22944°W / 38.79028; -123.22944