San Lucas AVA

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San Lucas AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1987, amended 2004[1]
Country USA
Part of California, Central Coast AVA, Monterey AVA
Total area 33,920 acres (13,727 ha)[2]
Grapes produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot noir, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah[3]

The San Lucas AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Monterey County, California. It is located at the southern end of Salinas Valley, shares an eastern border with the Chalone AVA, and is bordered on the west by the Santa Lucia Range foothills. The appellation has the largest diurnal temperature variation of any of California's AVAs. There is a current petition to designate the San Bernabe vineyard, located at the region's northern end, as its own AVA. The vineyard is currently the world's largest continuous vineyard.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.56 San Lucas." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 24, 2008.
  2. ^ Wine Institute (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Jan. 24, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "San Lucas (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 24, 2008.