Massachusetts Wine AVAs: Martha's Vineyard

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Martha's Vineyard
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.

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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, and Riesling.

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