Wine Label Showing Origin and Vineyard

This Bottle Shows the AVA and the Vineyard

What Is An AVA?
The first step to understanding wine origins is understanding the terms that we use to describe wine producing areas.  In the US, we use a term called an “American Viticultural Area” most often referred to as an AVA. So what’s an AVA? If you’ve heard people use the term “Appellation”, then you are on the right track. In the US, technically, we don’t use the name Appellation” which is generally used only in France. If you want to know more information about AVAs and Appellations, check out our page that goes into a lot more detail. In order to be labeled with a specific AVA name, at least 85% of the wine must come from that AVA. Read More