US confirms 198th AVA

17th September, 2012 by Gabriel Stone

The US Treasury Department has approved American Viticultural Area (AVA) status for the Middleburg Virginia region.

Located 50 miles west of Washington DC, the 190-square mile AVA surrounds the town of Middleburg and is bordered by the Potomac River to the north, with mountains to its east, south and west.

Middleburg Virginia AVA currently contains 229 acres of commercial vineyards, including 14 wineries and 10 vineyards.

The current list of wineries is as follows: Barrel Oak Winery, Boxwood Estate Winery, Chateau O’Brien at Northpoint, Doukenie Winery, Piedmont Vineyards and Winery, Swedenburg Estate Winery, Village Winery, Corcoran Vineyards, Hiddencroft Vineyards, Louduon Valley Vineyards, Naked Mountain Vineyard, Sunset Hills Vineyard, Three Fox Vineyards, Vintage Ridge Vineyard.

The vineyards currently included within the AVA are: 2 Sisters Vineyard, Calucci Vineyard, Delaplane Vineyard, North Gate Vineyard, Seven Oaks Vineyard, Short Hill Vineyard, Spring Lot Vineyard, Sycamore Springs Vineyard, Vinecroft Vineyard.

Wineries are permitted to identify themselves as being within the AVA area if at least 85% of the fruit for their wines is grown within the AVA.

The approval makes Middleburg the seventh AVA in Virginia and the 198th in the US.

3 Responses to “US confirms 198th AVA”

  1. Another step forward in the exciting wine regions of Virginia, USA.

    You can enjoy these wines in the UK. Boxwood Winery and other fine wines of Virginia are imported by New Horizon Wines. Available at the Oxford WIne Company, the Good Wine Shop, Whole Foods Market, Hercules Wine Warehouse, and Roberson Wines, and a growing number of wine merchants.

    Regards,

    Chris Parker

  2. David Savory says:

    There are now numerous blogs listing Middleburg Virginia as the 198th AVA. By my count it is the 204th. However please not that Middleburg is 198 square miles in size. Is this where the confusion is coming from?

  3. Yes, 204 AVAs of which 116 are in California.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Sales Manager – Midlands and South West

Pol Roger Portfolio
Midlands and South West

UK Brand Ambassador - That Boutique-y Gin Company

That Boutique-y Gin Company
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Senior National Account Manager – Grocery (Craft Spirits)

Maverick Drinks
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Senior National Account Manager – Wholesale RTM (Craft Spirits)

Maverick Drinks
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Digital Marketing Manager

Master of Malt
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Experienced On Trade Sales Person

Borough Wine Imports
London, GB

3 x Business Development Executive

The Lakes Distillery Company Limited
Newcastle head office and nationwide, UK

Editor

Master of Malt Ltd
Tunbridge Wells(Kent)

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Liverpool

Brand Manager

Hallgarten Druitt
Luton, UK

Experienced On-Trade Salespeople Required

Portal Wines and Spirits
London, UK

Purchasing and Sales (Wine Trader)

JF Tobias
London, UK

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 17th April 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 28th April 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 14th April 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 12th May 2017

Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2016

Now in its fourth year, the competition will identify the best Chardonnay from all around the world in every price range.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

The Global Malbec Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2016.

Click to view more