San Antonio Valley AVA
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Part of||California, Central Coast AVA, Monterey AVA|
|Grapes produced||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Roussanne, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel|
The San Antonio Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area centered on San Antonio Valley, California in southern Monterey County, California. The AVA was approved in July 2006 by the United States Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
The area has one of the longest grape growing traditions in the present day United States, when the Mission San Antonio de Padua was established in 1771 with a small vineyard, in Spanish colonial Las Californias.
The AVA is bordered to the east by the Salinas Valley, and on west by the Santa Lucia Mountains, with its typical warm climate benefiting from the cooling effects of nearby Lake San Antonio and the Pacific Ocean.
- Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.194 San Antonio Valley." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 24, 2008.
- Appellation America (2007). "San Antonio Valley (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 24, 2008.
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