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Appellation List Index

Country:  US Canada

Adelaida District (AVA)Monterey County (County Appellation)
Alabama (State Appellation)Monticello (AVA)
• Alaska (State Appellation)Moon Mountain District Sonoma County (AVA)
Alexander Valley (AVA)Mount Harlan (AVA)
Alexandria Lakes (AVA)Mount Veeder ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Alta Mesa ~ Lodi (AVA)Naches Heights (AVA)
Altus (AVA)Napa County (County Appellation)
Amador County (County Appellation)Napa Valley (AVA)
America (Country Appellation)Nebraska (State Appellation)
Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley (AVA)Nevada (State Appellation)
Anderson Valley (AVA)Nevada County (County Appellation)
Antelope Valley of the California High Desert (AVA)New Hampshire (State Appellation)
Applegate Valley (AVA)New Jersey (State Appellation)
Arizona (State Appellation)New Mexico (State Appellation)
Arkansas (State Appellation)New York (State Appellation)
Arkansas Mountain (AVA)• Niagara County (County Appellation)
Arroyo Grande Valley (AVA)Niagara Escarpment (NY) (AVA)
Arroyo Seco (AVA)North Carolina (State Appellation)
Atlas Peak ~ Napa Valley (AVA)North Coast (AVA)
Augusta (AVA)North Dakota (State Appellation)
Ballard Canyon (AVA)North Fork of Long Island (AVA)
Bell Mountain (AVA)North Fork of Roanoke (AVA)
Ben Lomond Mountain (AVA)North Yuba (AVA)
Benmore Valley (AVA)Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace (AVA)
Bennett Valley (AVA)Northern Sonoma (AVA)
Big Valley ~ Lake County (AVA)Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley (AVA)
Borden Ranch ~ Lodi (AVA)Oakville ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Calaveras County (County Appellation)Ohio (State Appellation)
California (State Appellation)Ohio River Valley (AVA)
Calistoga (AVA)Oklahoma (State Appellation)
Capay Valley (AVA)Old Mission Peninsula (AVA)
Carmel Valley (AVA)Orange County (County Appellation)
Carneros ~ Los Carneros (AVA)Oregon (State Appellation)
Catoctin (AVA)Outer Coastal Plain (AVA)
Cayuga Lake (AVA)Ozark Highlands (AVA)
Central Coast (AVA)Ozark Mountain (AVA)
• Central Delaware Valley (AVA)Pacheco Pass (AVA)
Chalk Hill (AVA)Paicines (AVA)
Chalone (AVA)Paso Robles (AVA)
Chehalem Mountains  (AVA)Paso Robles Estrella District (AVA)
Chiles Valley ~ Napa Valley (AVA)Paso Robles Willow Creek District (AVA)
Cienega Valley (AVA)Paso Robles Geneseo District  (AVA)
Clarksburg (AVA)Paso Robles Highlands District (AVA)
Clear Lake (AVA)Pennsylvania (State Appellation)
Clements Hills ~ Lodi (AVA)Pine Mountain Cloverdale Peak (AVA)
Cole Ranch (AVA)Placer County (County Appellation)
Colorado (State Appellation)Polk County (County Appellation)
Columbia Gorge (AVA)Potter Valley (AVA)
Columbia Valley (AVA)Puget Sound (AVA)
Connecticut (State Appellation)Ramona Valley (AVA)
Contra Costa County (County Appellation)Rattlesnake Hills (AVA)
Coombsville (AVA)Red Hill Douglas County (AVA)
Cosumnes River ~ Lodi (AVA)Red Hills Lake County (AVA)
Covelo (AVA)Red Mountain (AVA)
Creston District (AVA)Redwood Valley (AVA)
Cucamonga Valley (AVA)Rhode Island (State Appellation)
Cumberland Valley (AVA)Ribbon Ridge (AVA)
Delaware (State Appellation)• Rio Grande Valley (AVA)
Diablo Grande (AVA)River Junction (AVA)
Diamond Mountain District ~ Napa Valley (AVA)Rockpile (AVA)
Dos Rios (AVA)Rocky Knob (AVA)
Dry Creek Valley (AVA)Rogue Valley (AVA)
Dundee Hills (AVA)Russian River Valley (AVA)
Dunnigan Hills (AVA)Rutherford ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Eagle Peak Mendocino County (AVA)Saddle Rock ~ Malibu (AVA)
Edna Valley (AVA)Salado Creek (AVA)
El Dorado (AVA)San Antonio Valley (AVA)
El Dorado County (County Appellation)San Benito (AVA)
El Pomar District (AVA)San Benito County (County Appellation)
Elkton Oregon (AVA)San Bernabe (AVA)
Eola~Amity Hills (AVA)• San Diego County (County Appellation)
Escondido Valley (AVA)San Francisco Bay (AVA)
Fair Play (AVA)San Joaquin County (County Appellation)
Fennville (AVA)San Juan Creek (AVA)
Fiddletown (AVA)San Lucas (AVA)
Finger Lakes (AVA)San Luis Obispo County (County Appellation)
Florida (State Appellation)San Miguel District (AVA)
Fort Ross Seaview (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)St. Helena ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Lake Chelan (AVA)Sta. Rita Hills (AVA)
Lake County (County Appellation)Stags Leap District ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Lake Erie (AVA)• Stanislaus County (County Appellation)
Lake Michigan Shore (AVA)Suisun Valley (AVA)
Lake Wisconsin (AVA)Swan Creek (AVA)
Lancaster Valley (AVA)Tehama County (Country Appellation)
Leelanau Peninsula (AVA)Temecula Valley (AVA)
Lehigh Valley (AVA)Templeton Gap District (AVA)
Leona 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)
Louisiana (State Appellation)• Trinity Lakes (AVA)
• Lubbock County (County Appellation)Umpqua Valley (AVA)
• Lumpkin County (County Appellation)Upper Hiwassee Highlands (AVA)
Madera (AVA)Upper Mississippi River Valley (AVA)
Maine (State Appellation)Utah (State Appellation)
Malibu Coast (AVA)Vermont (State Appellation)
Malibu Newton Canyon (AVA)Virginia (State Appellation)
Manton Valley (AVA)Virginia's Eastern Shore (AVA)
Marin County (County Appellation)Wahluke Slope (AVA)
Mariposa County (County Appellation)Walla Walla Valley (AVA)
Martha's Vineyard (AVA)Warren Hills (AVA)
Maryland (State Appellation)Washington (State Appellation)
Massachusetts (State Appellation)• Washington County (County Appellation)
McDowell Valley (AVA)Wayne County (County Appellation)
McMinnville (AVA)West Elks (AVA)
Mendocino (AVA)West Virginia (State Appellation)
Mendocino County (County Appellation)Western Connecticut Highlands (AVA)
Mendocino Ridge (AVA)Wild Horse Valley ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
Merritt Island (AVA)Willamette Valley (AVA)
Mesilla Valley (AVA)Willow Creek (AVA)
Michigan (State Appellation)Wisconsin (State Appellation)
Middle Rio Grande Valley (AVA)Wisconsin Ledge (AVA)
Middleburg Virginia (AVA)• Wyoming (State Appellation)
Mimbres Valley (AVA)Yadkin Valley (AVA)
Minnesota (State Appellation)Yakima Valley (AVA)
Mississippi (State Appellation)Yamhill Carlton District (AVA)
Mississippi Delta (AVA)Yamhill County (County Appellation)
Missouri (State Appellation)Yolo County (County Appellation)
Mokelumne River ~ Lodi (AVA)York Mountain (AVA)
Montana (State Appellation)Yorkville Highlands (AVA)
Monterey (AVA)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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