Massachusetts Wine AVAs: Martha's Vineyard
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Martha's Vineyard AVA
is the most easternmost American AVA and is
part of the Southeastern New England AVA
It encompasses 64,000 acres (almost 26,000 hectares) on Martha's Vineyard, an island just off the east coast of Massachusetts.
Its maritime climate is quite affected by the Gulf Stream current.
The island's winters are wetter and much warmer than nearby regions. The free-draining
soils are sandy and gravelly.
Popular red grapes include Syrah, Merlot, and Malbec. Popular whites are
Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Gris.
Running Brook Winery Massachusetts
Southeastern New England
Southeastern New England AVA
occupies about 1.8 million acres
(about 750 thousand hectares) in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode
Island. including some islands. The Gulf Stream waters of the Atlantic Ocean moderate
the climate and lengthen the growing season.
Popular grape varieties include Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay,
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