American Viticultural Areas Located in California by Size
US AVAs by Name | Size | State | Date
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The table below summarizes all approved American Viticultural Areas in California by size in descending order. Clicking on the hyperlinked name will query the U.S. government printing office for the current regulation. Please be patient - it may take a few moments for the page to load. Newer AVA's may not be in the GPO database. Users may want to review the AVA files section to obtain the final rule for these AVA's that were published in the Federal Register.

 

AVA Name
Download Type
Acreage
Effective Date
North Coast
3,008,000.00
10/21/1983
Sierra Foothills
2,600,000.00
12/18/1987
San Francisco Bay
1,566,713.00
3/22/1999
Central Coast
1,000,000.00
11/25/1985
Paso Robles
666,618.00
11/3/1983
Sonoma Coast
480,000.00
7/13/1987
Lodi
458,000.00
3/17/1986
Santa Cruz Mountains
408,000.00
1/4/1982
Northern Sonoma
348,000.00
9/25/1986
Santa Clara Valley
332,800.00
4/27/1989
Mendocino
275,200.00
7/16/1984
Livermore Valley
259,000.00
10/1/1982
Madera
230,000.00
1/7/1985
Napa Valley
225,280.00
2/27/1981
Clear Lake
168,960.00
6/7/1984
San Antonio
150,400.00
7/10/2006
South Coast
115,200.00
12/23/1985
Cucamonga Valley
109,400.00
5/1/1995
Capay Valley
102,400.00
2/18/2003
Trinity Lakes
96,000.00
4/29/2005
Russian River Valley
96,000.00
11/21/1983
Dunnigan Hills
89,000.00
6/14/1993
Ramona Valley
89,000.00
1/6/2006
Mendocino Ridge
87,466.00
12/26/1997
Mokelumne River
85,700.00
8/16/2006
Clement Hills
85,400.00
8/16/2006
Dry Creek Valley
80,000.00
9/6/1983
Santa Maria Valley
80,000.00
9/4/1981
Sloughhouse
78,800.00
8/16/2006
Santa Ynez Valley
76,800.00
5/16/1983
Borden Ranch
70,000.00
8/16/2006
Clarksburg
64,640.00
2/22/1984
Alta Mesa
55,400.00
8/16/2006
Cosumnes River
54,700.00
8/16/2006
San Benito
45,000.00
11/4/1987
Arroyo Grande Valley
42,880.00
2/5/1990
Yorkville Highlands
40,000.00
6/8/1998
Tracy Hills
39,200.00
12/8/2006
Ben Lomond
38,400.00
1/8/1988
Covelo
38,000.00
3/20/2006
Knights Valley
36,240.00
11/21/1983
Monterey
35,758.00
7/16/1984
San Lucas
33,920.00
3/2/1987
Temecula Valley
33,000.00
2/7/1986
Alexander Valley
32,536.00
6/13/1988
Green Valley of Russian River Valley
32,000.00
12/21/1983
Sta. Rita Hills
30,720.00
7/30/2001
Diablo Grande
30,000.00
8/21/1998
Jahant
28,000.00
8/16/2006
Potter Valley
27,500.00
11/14/1983
San Bernabe
24,796.00
8/30/2004
Redwood Valley
22,400.00
2/21/1997
North Yuba
22,400.00
8/30/1985
Chalk Hill
22,400.00
6/13/1988
Edna Valley
22,400.00
6/11/1987
Santa Lucia Highlands
22,000.00
6/15/1992
Fair Play
21,120.00
4/27/2001
Carmel Valley
19,200.00
1/13/1983
Arroyo Seco
18,240.00
5/16/1983
Dos Rios
15,500.00
11/14/2005
Rockpile
15,400.00
4/29/2002
Suisun Valley
15,360.00
12/27/1982
Mount Veeder
15,000.00
3/22/1990
Howell Mountain
14,080.00
1/30/1984
High Valley
14,000.00
8/1/2005
Fiddletown
11,500.00
11/3/1983
Atlas Peak
11,400.00
2/24/1992
Hames Valley
10,240.00
4/25/1994
California Shenandoah Valley
10,000.00
2/27/1987
York Mountain
9,360.00
2/27/1987
Saint Helena
9,060.00
10/11/1995
San Pasqual Valley
9,000.00
9/16/1981
Spring Mountain District
8,600.00
6/14/1993
Chalone
8,540.00
7/14/1982
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
8,300.00
4/26/2004
Yountville
8,260.00
5/18/1999
Bennett Valley
8,140.00
12/29/2003
Mount Harlan
7,440.00
12/17/1990
Rutherford
6,650.00
8/2/1993
Chiles Valley
6,000.00
4/19/1999
Willow Creek
6,000.00
9/19/1983
Oakville
5,760.00
8/2/1993
Sonoma Mountain
5,000.00
2/22/1985
Diamond Mountain District
5,000.00
7/31/2001
Merritt Island
5,000.00
2/27/1987
Paicines
4,500.00
9/15/1982
Guenoc Valley
4,396.00
12/21/1981
Sonoma Valley
4,000.00
1/24/1982
Wild Horse Valley
3,300.00
12/30/1988
Pacheco Pass
3,200.00
4/11/1984
Salado Creek
2,940.00
8/30/2004
Stags Leap District
2,700.00
2/27/1989
Solano County Green Valley
2,560.00
1/28/1983
San Ysidro District
2,340.00
12/17/1990
Lime Kiln Valley
2,300.00
7/6/1982
Seiad Valley
2,160.00
6/20/1994
Saddle Rock Malibu
2,090.00
8/16/2006
Benmore Valley
1,440.00
11/18/1991
River Junction
1,300.00
7/9/2001
Malibu-Newton Canyon
850.00
6/13/1996
Anderson Valley
600.00
9/19/1983
McDowell Valley
540.00
2/27/1987
El Dorado
416.00
11/14/1983
Cole Ranch
150.00
5/16/1983
Cienega Valley
0.00
9/20/1982
Los Carneros
0.00
9/19/1987
Red Hills Lake County
0.00
9/10/2004

 


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