San Francisco Bay AVA

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San Francisco Bay AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1999, amended in 2006[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, Central Coast AVA
Sub-regionsLamorinda AVA, Livermore Valley AVA, Pacheco Pass AVA, San Ysidro District AVA, Santa Clara Valley AVA[2]
Total area1,566,713 acres (2,448 sq mi)[3]
Grapes producedBarbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Pinot noir, Riesling, Syrah, Zinfandel[4]

The San Francisco Bay AVA is a large American Viticultural Area centered on the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. The San Francisco Bay AVA includes the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco and San Mateo as well as parts of Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. The AVA was established by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in 1999 and encompasses over 1,500,000 acres (6,100 km2). The AVA falls within the larger Central Coast AVA and contains five designated sub-region AVAs within its boundaries; Lamorinda AVA, Livermore Valley AVA, Pacheco Pass AVA, San Ysidro District AVA, and Santa Clara Valley AVA.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "§9.157 San Francisco Bay" (Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas). Code of Federal Regulations. Retrieved January 24, 2008.
  2. ^ "Establishment of the Lamorinda Viticultural Area" (81 FR 9105 27 CFR 9 Doc#: 2016-03860). Federal Register. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. February 24, 2016. pp. 9105–9109. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  3. ^ "American Viticultural Areas by State". Wine Institute. 2008. Archived from the original on January 27, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "San Francisco Bay (AVA): Appellation Profile". Appellation America. 2007. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2008.

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Coordinates: 37°29′26″N 122°18′55″W / 37.49052°N 122.31521°W / 37.49052; -122.31521