Texas Davis Mountains AVA

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Texas Davis Mountains AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1998[1]
Country United States
Part of Texas
Climate region Continental
Total area 270,000 acres (1,093 km2)[2]
Size of planted vineyards 50 acres (0 km2)[2]
Grapes produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon blanc

The Texas Davis Mountains AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas.[3] Surrounded by the Chihuahuan Desert, the appellation takes advantage of cooler elevation and lower annual rainfall in the Davis Mountains. The land within the boundaries of the AVA ranges between 4,500 feet (1,372 m) and 8,300 feet (2,530 m) above sea level. The soil is primarily granitic, porphrytic, and volcanic in nature.[2] The hardiness zones are 7b and 8a.


Only one commercial winery has ever been operated in the Texas Davis Mountains AVA since its creation in 1998: Pleasant Hill Winery.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.155 Texas Davis Mountains." 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 Nov. 15, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "Texas Davis Mountains (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Nov. 15, 2007.
  3. ^ "The Wine Growing Regions of Texas". Texas Wine / Texas Dept. of Agriculture. 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  4. ^ "List of Wineries by County". Wine Society of Texas. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2007-12-16.