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Chalone AVA (wine region)
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1982[1]
Country USA
Part of California, Central Coast AVA
Total area 8,540 acres (3,456 ha)[2]
Size of planted vineyards 300 acres (121 ha)[3]
Grapes produced Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Grenache, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Viognier[3]

The Chalone AVA is an American Viticultural Area in the Monterey and San Benito counties of California, located in the Gabilan Mountains east of Soledad. The 8,540 acres (3,456 ha) region is named for the nearby Chalone peaks. The region has limestone and decomposed granite soil.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.24 Chalone." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 24, 2008.
  2. ^ Wine Institute (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Jan. 24, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "Chalone (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 24, 2008.


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