North Carolina Wine AVAs: Haw River Valley
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Haw River Valley
Haw River Valley AVA
, located in northern, central North Carolina,
is part of the larger Yadkin River Valley AVA
. Many of the vineyards
profit from deep, well-drained river soils. For more information check out the Haw River Valley AVA web site.
Yadkin Valley North Carolina Vineyards
Swan Creek AVA
occupies about 100 thousand acres
(approximately 40 thousand hectares) in northwestern North Carolina.
This AVA is sheltered by local mountain ranges. Its soil is loose and relatively
heavy in schist due to the mountains. Popular grape varieties include
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, Pinot Gris, and Riesling.
Yadkin Valley AVA
occupies about 1.4 million acres (approximately
560 thousand hectares) in northwestern North Carolina. Its free-draining soils are based
on clay and loam and the winters are mild. sandy and gravelly and the climate
is mild and arid. Popular grape varieties include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, and
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