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Michigan’s Newest AVA: Tip of the Mitt

Last week we traveled to Michigan where we visited nine of the thirteen wineries located in the TIp of the Mitt AVA. Along the way the foliage was brightly colored with orange, red and yellow. This American Viticulture Area, the newest AVA in Michigan, was established in August 2016. The AVA is in Michigan’s Northern […]

Appalachian High Country AVA Proposed

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, also frequently referred to as the TTB is proposing a new American Viticultural Area. If established, the new AVA will be the Appalachian High Country Viticultural Area.

Proposed New AVA: Champlain Valley of New York

The proposed AVA would be called Champlain Valley of New York and will cover 500 square miles.

Dunnigan Hills AVA in California

Dunnigan Hills AVA, located in Yolo County California is home to several vineyards including Matchbook, R H. Phillips Vineyard and Route 3. A variety of grapes can be discovered growing in this area

Reflections on the Suisun AVA

My California Wine Appellation Specialists CWAS course content for this week is the northern Central Coast AVA. The online course is taught through the San Francisco Wine School. This week’s content was broader though, including the Delta. Since Solano County’s proximity to the Delta, our instructor grouped it in this week’s class rather than our […]

Warwick Black Pearl Reserve from Demarest Hill Winery

Demarest produces numerous items including wine, brandies and vinegar.

A California Winery with a Focus on Charities

Steven and Marilyn Rivera, the owners of Rivera Vineyards, are committed to focusing on the winery for philanthropy purposes. The property, located in Napa Valley, is in the Atlas Peak AVA. The Riveras’ mission statement is “The mission of the Rivera Family Foundation is to support San Francisco Bay Area charitable organizations, with a special […]

Texas Wine Industry

The wine industry in Texas is rapidly growing. In Texas, visitors will discover enthusiastic winery owners. Since Texas is a large state, the terroir is diverse. Currently, there are eight American Viticultural Areas in Texas. With 15,000 square miles, the Texas Hill Country Viticultural Area is the second-largest viticultural area in the United States. In […]

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