St. Helena AVA

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St. Helena AVA
Wine region
St Helena napa cab.jpg
A Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1995[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofNapa Valley AVA
Other regions in Napa Valley AVAAtlas Peak AVA, Calistoga AVA, Chiles Valley AVA, Diamond Mountain District AVA, Howell Mountain AVA, Los Carneros AVA, Mt. Veeder AVA, Coombsville AVA, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley AVA, Oakville AVA, Rutherford AVA, Spring Mountain District AVA, Stags Leap District AVA, Wild Horse Valley AVA, Yountville AVA
Total area9,000 acres (36 km2)[2]
Varietals producedZinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petit Verdot

The St. Helena AVA (or Saint Helena AVA) is an American Viticultural Area located within Napa Valley, centered on the town of St. Helena, California. The appellation covers 9,000 acres (3,642 ha) along the flat narrow land towards the northern end of the valley between the Vaca and Mayacamas Mountains. Charles Krug, one of pioneers of Napa Valley winemaking, opened his winery here in 1861.[2] The AVA hosts more than 80 wineries.


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.149 St. Helena." Archived 2008-07-10 at the Wayback Machine Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Oct. 31, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "St. Helena (AVA): Appellation Description" Archived 2007-09-26 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved Oct. 31, 2007.

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