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Monterey AVA

Monterey County, a sub-region of the much larger Central Coast AVA, is acclaimed for its long growing season, one of the longest in the United States. The cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay’s morning fog and cool wines, combined with a lack of rainfall, lead to clear warm days and cool nights. The region’s warm spring temperatures prevent frost damage while cool air from the Monterey Bay keep the vines cool in the summer. The cool climate allows the vines to bud weeks earlier than other regions and slow fruit maturation. Harvest often begins several weeks after other regions. The longer hang time, combined with well-draining soils and limited crop size, leads to full, concentrated flavors and ideal acidity.

Riesling and Pinot Noir are popular varietals for the northern regions of Monterey, as these grapes benefit from the longer growing season and are able to develop true varietal characteristics.

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