American Wine AVAs: Grand River Valley, Ohio to Grand Valley, Colorado
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Grand River Valley
The Grand River Valley AVA
occupies more than 125 thousand acres (50 thousand hectares) of northeastern Ohio as part of
the Lake Erie AVA
, within a two miles of the Grand River.
The nearby, relatively warm Lake Erie lengthens the growing season, reducing the risk of
spring frost and makes the fall season milder.
The well drained topsoils are sand- and gravel-based were molded by glaciation.
Winemakers here rely on hybrids including Vidal Blanc as well as several classic
vinifera varieties, especially cool-climate ones such as Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris plus
Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Grand Valley Colorado Vineyards
The Grand Valley, Colorado AVA
covers about 32 thousand acres (13 thousand hectares)
in the western part of the state and is home to most of Colorado's wineries.
It encompasses some of the highest vineyards in the world going up to
an altitude of 4600 feet (1400 meters) above sea level.
High altitude on wine production means stronger sunlight and a cooler, longer growing season, increasing the
wine's flavor. The multiple vineyards are planted in Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Chardonnay.
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