West Virginia wine

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West Virginia
Wine region
Map of USA WV.svg
Official name State of West Virginia
Type U.S. state
Year established 1863
Country United States
Sub-regions Kanawha River Valley AVA, Ohio River Valley AVA, Shenandoah Valley AVA
Climate region Continental/humid subtropical
Total area 24,244 square miles (62,792 km2)
Grapes produced Aurore, Baco noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Catawba, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chancellor, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Concord, De Chaunac, Fredonia, Marechal Foch, Niagara, Norton, Petite Sirah, Pinot noir, Riesling, Seyval blanc, St. Pepin, St. Vincent, Van Buren, Vidal blanc, Vignoles[1]
No. of wineries 11

West Virginia wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of West Virginia. West Virginia has 11 wineries located throughout the state, including three designated American Viticultural Areas. Because of the state's cold winter climate, most producers focus on French hybrid grape varieties. The most successful Vitis vinifera plantings are Riesling in the northeast portion of the state.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "West Virginia: Appellation Description". Retrieved Nov. 23, 2007.