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California’s Carmel Coast Just Applied for an AVA

In 1983, when the Carmel Valley was approved as one of the earliest American Viticultural Areas (AVA), the region’s primary

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California’s West Sonoma Coast Earns its Own AVA

The West Sonoma Coast is a wonderland of cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and small pockets of Syrah—wines of great intensity

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Gabilan Mountains AVA Approved on the Central Coast

This brand new, elevation-defined AVA straddles the limestone-flecked ridges between Monterey and San Benito counties near Pinnacles National Park.  

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Three Central Coast California Wine Regions Are Making a Comeback

There’s no single reason why many of California’s pioneering winegrowing regions were almost forgotten by the modern industry. In some

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