Maryland Wine AVAs: Catoctin

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Catoctin AVA is located in the highlands of western Maryland. It covers a total area of 170,000 acres (69,000 hectares) but contains only a single winery: Frederick Cellars in the historic city of Frederick. Presently no Catoctin wine is available.

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Cumberland Valley
Cumberland Valley AVA is located in southern Pennsylvania and eastern Maryland. This valley runs approximately north to south for some 100 miles (160 kilometers) between the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg and the Potomac river in Washington DC. The area is part of a limestone basin and the accompanying well drained, mineral-rich soils. This large AVA occupies about 765,000 acres (310,000 hectares), but at present less than 200 acres (80 hectares) are devoted to grape vines and this appellation is rarely used.

Linganore AVA consists of about 60 thousand acres (over 20 thousand hectares) in the Piedmont plateau region approximately 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Baltimore. Maryland. The well-drained soils are mostly gravel and loam with a shale bedrock. This area is mostly flat, warmer and wetter than the neighboring Catoctin AVA . Popular grapes include Cabernet Sauvignon and several local varieties.

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