York Mountain AVA

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York Mountain AVA
Wine region
TypeAmerican Viticultural Area
Year established1983, amended in 1987[1]
CountryUnited States
Part ofCalifornia, Central Coast AVA
Total area9,360 acres (3,788 ha)[2]
Grapes producedCabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Pinot noir, Syrah, Viognier[3]

The York Mountain AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is part of the larger Central Coast AVA, located on the eastern side of the Santa Lucia Mountains, west of Paso Robles AVA. Most vineyards in the region are planted at an elevation of about 1,500 feet (457 m). Just 7 miles (11 km) from the Pacific Ocean, York Mountain is cooler and wetter than Paso Robles. York Mountain gained AVA status in 1984 as a result of a successful petition by the owners of the York Mountain Winery, which first opened as a commercial winery in 1882.[3]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.80 York Mountain." Archived January 19, 2008, 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. ^ Wine Institute (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State" Archived January 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved Jan. 25, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "York Mountain (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 25, 2008.