Sloughhouse AVA

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Sloughhouse AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established2006[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, Lodi AVA
Total area78,800 acres (319 km2)[2]
Size of planted vineyards7,000 acres (28 km2)[2]
Grapes producedCabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Zinfandel[2]

The Sloughhouse AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Sacramento County, California. It is in the northeast part of the larger Lodi AVA. Sloughhouse has the warmest climate in the Lodi region. Elevations in Slouhhouse AVA reach as high as 590 feet (180 m) above sea level, reducing the influence of fog that keep lower elevation areas in Lodi cooler. Sloughhouse is considered by some to be a transitional climate and terrain between the characteristics of the wine regions of the Central Valley and the nearby Sierra Foothills AVA.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.201 Sloughhouse." Archived 2012-02-12 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. ^ a b c d Appellation America (2007). "Sloughhouse (AVA): Appellation Description" Archived 2008-01-31 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved Jan. 28, 2008.