New Jersey Wine AVAs: Central Delaware Valley

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Central Delaware Valley
Central Delaware Valley AVA covers 96,000 acres (39,000 hectares) of far-eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. While most of its land is on the New Jersey side, most of its wine come from Pennsylvania. They are made from a variety of native grapes and hybrids and well-known international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

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Outer Coastal Plain
Outer Coastal Plain AVA encompasses about 2.2 million acres (over 900 thousand hectares) of southeastern New Jersey. Both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream moderate temperatures here. The well-drained soils are sandy or loamy. Popular grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Riesling.

Warren Hills
Warren Hills AVA occupies about 145 thousand acres (approximately 59 thousand hectares) in western New Jersey near the Delaware River. But there are only about 150 acres (approximately 60 hectares) of grapevines such as Cabernet Sauvignon.

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