Texoma AVA

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Texoma AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 2005[1]
Country United States
Part of Texas
Climate region Humid subtropical
Total area 270,000 acres (1,093 km2)[2]
Size of planted vineyards 55 acres (0 km2)[2]
No. of wineries 6[3]

The Texoma AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in north central Texas, on the south side of Lake Texoma and the Red River that forms the border with the state of Oklahoma.[4] The Texoma region is where 19th century viticulturist Thomas Volney Munson discovered that grafting Vitis vinifera grapevines onto native American varieties of vine rootstock resulted in vines that were resistant to phylloxera. The technique saved the European wine industry when it was brought to France, which was suffering its first phylloxera epidemic. The region was not designated an American Viticultural Area until 2005.[2]

Wineries[edit]

When it was established in 2005, only four wineries were located within the Texoma AVA. In 2006, this number increased to six.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.185 Texoma." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Nov. 16, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Alley, Lynn (2005). "Appellation Update: Government Approves Six New AVAs Around the Country". Wine Spectator. Dec. 14, 2005.
  3. ^ a b "List of Wineries by County". Wine Society of Texas. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  4. ^ "The Wine Growing Regions of Texas". Texas Wine / Texas Dept. of Agriculture. 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-16.