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Appellation List Index

Country:  US Canada

Adelaida District (AVA)Monterey (AVA)
Alabama (State Appellation)Monterey County (County Appellation)
• Alaska (State Appellation)Monticello (AVA)
Alexander Valley (AVA)Moon Mountain District Sonoma County (AVA)
Alexandria Lakes (AVA)Mount Harlan (AVA)
Alta Mesa ~ Lodi (AVA)Mount Veeder ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Altus (AVA)Naches Heights (AVA)
Amador County (County Appellation)Napa County (County Appellation)
America (Country Appellation)Napa Valley (AVA)
Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley (AVA)Nebraska (State Appellation)
Anderson Valley (AVA)Nevada (State Appellation)
Antelope Valley of the California High Desert (AVA)Nevada County (County Appellation)
Applegate Valley (AVA)New Hampshire (State Appellation)
Arizona (State Appellation)New Jersey (State Appellation)
Arkansas (State Appellation)New Mexico (State Appellation)
Arkansas Mountain (AVA)New York (State Appellation)
Arroyo Grande Valley (AVA)• Niagara County (County Appellation)
Arroyo Seco (AVA)Niagara Escarpment (NY) (AVA)
Atlas Peak ~ Napa Valley (AVA)North Carolina (State Appellation)
Augusta (AVA)North Coast (AVA)
Ballard Canyon (AVA)North Dakota (State Appellation)
Bell Mountain (AVA)North Fork of Long Island (AVA)
Ben Lomond Mountain (AVA)North Fork of Roanoke (AVA)
Benmore Valley (AVA)North Yuba (AVA)
Bennett Valley (AVA)Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace (AVA)
Big Valley ~ Lake County (AVA)Northern Sonoma (AVA)
Borden Ranch ~ Lodi (AVA)Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley (AVA)
Calaveras County (County Appellation)Oakville ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
California (State Appellation)Ohio (State Appellation)
Calistoga (AVA)Ohio River Valley (AVA)
Capay Valley (AVA)Oklahoma (State Appellation)
Carmel Valley (AVA)Old Mission Peninsula (AVA)
Carneros ~ Los Carneros (AVA)Orange County (County Appellation)
Catoctin (AVA)Oregon (State Appellation)
Cayuga Lake (AVA)Outer Coastal Plain (AVA)
Central Coast (AVA)Ozark Highlands (AVA)
• Central Delaware Valley (AVA)Ozark Mountain (AVA)
Chalk Hill (AVA)Pacheco Pass (AVA)
Chalone (AVA)Paicines (AVA)
Chehalem Mountains  (AVA)Paso Robles (AVA)
Chiles Valley ~ Napa Valley (AVA)Paso Robles Estrella District (AVA)
Cienega Valley (AVA)Paso Robles Willow Creek District (AVA)
Clarksburg (AVA)Paso Robles Geneseo District  (AVA)
Clear Lake (AVA)Paso Robles Highlands District (AVA)
Clements Hills ~ Lodi (AVA)Pennsylvania (State Appellation)
Cole Ranch (AVA)• Petaluma Gap (AVA)
Colorado (State Appellation)Pine Mountain Cloverdale Peak (AVA)
Columbia Gorge (AVA)Placer County (County Appellation)
Columbia Valley (AVA)Polk County (County Appellation)
Connecticut (State Appellation)Potter Valley (AVA)
Contra Costa County (County Appellation)Puget Sound (AVA)
Coombsville (AVA)Ramona Valley (AVA)
Cosumnes River ~ Lodi (AVA)Rattlesnake Hills (AVA)
Covelo (AVA)Red Hill Douglas County (AVA)
Creston District (AVA)Red Hills Lake County (AVA)
Cucamonga Valley (AVA)Red Mountain (AVA)
Cumberland Valley (AVA)Redwood Valley (AVA)
Delaware (State Appellation)Rhode Island (State Appellation)
Diablo Grande (AVA)Ribbon Ridge (AVA)
Diamond Mountain District ~ Napa Valley (AVA)• Rio Grande Valley (AVA)
Dos Rios (AVA)River Junction (AVA)
Dry Creek Valley (AVA)Rockpile (AVA)
Dundee Hills (AVA)Rocky Knob (AVA)
Dunnigan Hills (AVA)Rogue Valley (AVA)
Eagle Foothills (AVA)Russian River Valley (AVA)
Eagle Peak Mendocino County (AVA)Rutherford ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Edna Valley (AVA)Saddle Rock ~ Malibu (AVA)
El Dorado (AVA)Salado Creek (AVA)
El Dorado County (County Appellation)San Antonio Valley (AVA)
El Pomar District (AVA)San Benito (AVA)
Elkton Oregon (AVA)San Benito County (County Appellation)
Eola~Amity Hills (AVA)San Bernabe (AVA)
Escondido Valley (AVA)• San Diego County (County Appellation)
Fair Play (AVA)San Francisco Bay (AVA)
Fennville (AVA)San Joaquin County (County Appellation)
Fiddletown (AVA)San Juan Creek (AVA)
Finger Lakes (AVA)San Lucas (AVA)
Florida (State Appellation)San Luis Obispo County (County Appellation)
Fort Ross Seaview (AVA)San Miguel District (AVA)
Fountaingrove District (AVA)San Pasqual Valley (AVA)
Fredricksburg in the Texas Hill Country (AVA)San Ysidro District (AVA)
Fresno County (County Appellation)Santa Barbara County (County Appellation)
Georgia (State Appellation)Santa Clara County (County Appellation)
• Grand River Valley (AVA)Santa Clara Valley (AVA)
Grand Valley (AVA)Santa Cruz County (County Appellation)
Green Valley of Russian River Valley (AVA)Santa Cruz Mountains (AVA)
Guenoc Valley (AVA)Santa Lucia Highlands (AVA)
Hames Valley (AVA)Santa Margarita Ranch (AVA)
Hamptons Long Island (AVA)Santa Maria Valley (AVA)
Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara (AVA)Santa Ynez Valley (AVA)
Haw River Valley (AVA)Seiad Valley (AVA)
Hawaii (State Appellation)Seneca Lake (AVA)
Hermann (AVA)Shawnee Hills (AVA)
High Valley (AVA)Shenandoah Valley (CA) (AVA)
Hood River County (County Appellation)Shenandoah Valley (VA) (AVA)
Horse Heaven Hills (AVA)Sierra Foothills (AVA)
Howell Mountain ~ Napa Valley (AVA)Sloughhouse ~ Lodi (AVA)
Hudson River Region (AVA)Snake River Valley (AVA)
Humboldt County (County Appellation)Snipes Mountain (AVA)
Idaho (State Appellation)Solano County (County Appellation)
Illinois (State Appellation)Solano County Green Valley (AVA)
Indiana (State Appellation)Sonoita (AVA)
Indiana Uplands (AVA)Sonoma Coast (AVA)
• International (Country Appellation)Sonoma County (County Appellation)
Iowa (State Appellation)Sonoma Mountain (AVA)
Isle St. George (AVA)Sonoma Valley (AVA)
Jahant ~ Lodi (AVA)South Carolina (State Appellation)
• Jefferson County (County Appellation)South Coast (AVA)
Kanawha River Valley (AVA)South Dakota (State Appellation)
Kansas (State Appellation)Southeastern New England (AVA)
Kelsey Bench ~ Lake County (AVA)Southern Oregon (AVA)
Kentucky (State Appellation)Spring Mountain District ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Knights Valley (AVA)• Squaw Valley - Miramonte (AVA)
Lake Chelan (AVA)St. Helena ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Lake County (County Appellation)Sta. Rita Hills (AVA)
Lake Erie (AVA)Stags Leap District ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Lake Michigan Shore (AVA)• Stanislaus County (County Appellation)
Lake Wisconsin (AVA)Suisun Valley (AVA)
Lancaster Valley (AVA)Swan Creek (AVA)
Leelanau Peninsula (AVA)Tehama County (Country Appellation)
Lehigh Valley (AVA)Temecula Valley (AVA)
Leona Valley (AVA)Templeton Gap District (AVA)
Lewis ~ Clark Valley (AVA)Tennessee (State Appellation)
Lime Kiln (AVA)Texas (State Appellation)
Linganore (AVA)Texas Davis Mountains (AVA)
Livermore Valley (AVA)Texas High Plains (AVA)
Lodi (AVA)Texas Hill Country (AVA)
Long Island (AVA)Texoma (AVA)
Loramie Creek (AVA)The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater (AVA)
• Los Angeles County (County Appellation)Tracy Hills (AVA)
• Los Olivos District (AVA)• Trinity Lakes (AVA)
Louisiana (State Appellation)Umpqua Valley (AVA)
• Lubbock County (County Appellation)Upper Hiwassee Highlands (AVA)
• Lumpkin County (County Appellation)Upper Mississippi River Valley (AVA)
Madera (AVA)Utah (State Appellation)
Maine (State Appellation)Vermont (State Appellation)
Malibu Coast (AVA)Virginia (State Appellation)
Malibu Newton Canyon (AVA)Virginia's Eastern Shore (AVA)
Manton Valley (AVA)Wahluke Slope (AVA)
Marin County (County Appellation)Walla Walla Valley (AVA)
Mariposa County (County Appellation)Warren Hills (AVA)
Martha's Vineyard (AVA)Washington (State Appellation)
Maryland (State Appellation)• Washington County (County Appellation)
Massachusetts (State Appellation)Wayne County (County Appellation)
McDowell Valley (AVA)West Elks (AVA)
McMinnville (AVA)West Virginia (State Appellation)
Mendocino (AVA)Western Connecticut Highlands (AVA)
Mendocino County (County Appellation)Wild Horse Valley ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Mendocino Ridge (AVA)Willamette Valley (AVA)
Merritt Island (AVA)Willow Creek (AVA)
Mesilla Valley (AVA)Wisconsin (State Appellation)
Michigan (State Appellation)Wisconsin Ledge (AVA)
Middle Rio Grande Valley (AVA)• Wyoming (State Appellation)
Middleburg Virginia (AVA)Yadkin Valley (AVA)
Mimbres Valley (AVA)Yakima Valley (AVA)
Minnesota (State Appellation)Yamhill Carlton District (AVA)
Mississippi (State Appellation)Yamhill County (County Appellation)
Mississippi Delta (AVA)Yolo County (County Appellation)
Missouri (State Appellation)York Mountain (AVA)
Mokelumne River ~ Lodi (AVA)Yorkville Highlands (AVA)
Montana (State Appellation)Yountville ~ Napa Valley (AVA)


Why Appellations

For the wine industry it's a matter of defining, understanding, and ultimately perfecting agricultural intervention in the ecological foundations of winegrowing. For consumers it's a matter of expanding consciousness about the meaningful geographical identity of North American wines.

Trends in Appellation Designations

Country, state & province and county names have long been the geographical nomenclature by which we identify wine. But these place names are really more about political culture than viticulture. While the comprehensive appellation index below still contains a number of such ecologically insensitive place names, progressive North American winegrowers have joined the world-wide movement toward a more precise ecological and environmental definition of the place characteristics of their winegrowing. As the French say, its all about terroir. Terroir-ism is a revolutionary force redrawing the vinological map of North America in terms of officially designated AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) in the United States, and DVAs (Designated Viticultural Areas) in Canada.

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