San Bernabe AVA

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San Bernabe AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established2004[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, Central Coast AVA, Monterey AVA
Total area24,796 acres (10,035 ha)[2]

The San Bernabe AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in southern Monterey County, California. It is part of the larger Monterey AVA. San Bernabe is located in the Salinas Valley, between the Salinas River on the east, and the Santa Lucia Mountains on the west. To the north of the appellation is Pine Canyon and to the south is the San Lucas AVA.

The San Bernabe AVA was created in 2004 as a result of a petition by Delicato Family Vineyards, whose 5,000 acres (2,023 ha) make it the largest in the region.[3]

San Bernabe vineyard[edit]

The San Bernabe Vineyard is part of the San Bernabe American Viticultural Area in Monterey County, California.[4]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.171 San Bernabe." Archived 2008-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 25, 2008.
  2. ^ Wine Institute (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Jan. 23, 2008.
  3. ^ Business Wire (2004). "California Adds the 'San Bernabe' Appellation; Newest AVA Located in Monterey Growing Region". August 30, 2004.
  4. ^ Appellation America, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-01-23.-appellation description