Sierra Pelona Valley AVA
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Years of wine industry||1995-present|
|Sub-regions||Sierra Pelona Mountains, Los Angeles County|
|Total area||9.7 square miles (25 km2)|
|Size of planted vineyards||96 acres (39 ha)|
|No. of wineries||1|
Geography and Climate
The Sierra Pelona Valley features a diurnal temperature variation of 40 to 50 °F, and annual rainfall of less than 12 inches (30 cm), most of which is concentrated in the winter. Additionally, air movement along the valley helps to reduce the risk of frost, leaf fungus, and insect pests.
The soil is primarily alluvial, well-drained, and up to 60 inches (150 cm) deep. The appellation's altitude ranges from 2,400 feet (730 m) to 3,400 feet (1,000 m) above sea level.
- Code of Federal Regulations. "§9.218 Sierra Pelona Valley." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
- "Establishment of the Sierra Pelona Valley Viticultural Area". Federal Register: 42601–42605. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
- Robertson, Timothy (20 September 2010). "Antelope Valley AVA?". Sommelier Says. Retrieved 7 July 2011.