Shenandoah Valley AVA

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Not to be confused with California Shenandoah Valley AVA.
Shenandoah Valley AVA
Wine region
Shenandoah watershed.png
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1982, amended 1987[1]
Country USA
Part of Virginia, West Virginia
Climate region Humid subtropical/maritime/continental
Precipitation (annual average) 33 inches (84 cm)[2]
Total area 2,400,000 acres (971,246 ha)[3]
Grapes produced Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Traminette, Viognier[2]

The Shenandoah Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia. The valley is bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Appalachian and Allegheny Plateaus to the west. Most of the AVA is in Virginia, with a small portion in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Most of the vineyards in the AVA are located in Virginia and grow a wide variety of Vitis vinifera, Vitis labrusca, and French hybrid grapes.[2]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.60 Shenandoah Valley." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Feb. 1, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "Shenandoah Valley (VA) (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 30, 2008.
  3. ^ Wine Institute, The (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Feb. 1, 2008.