Supriya Ghosh

Catoctin AVA

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Year established  1983, amended in 1987
Part of  Maryland wine
Country  United States
Catoctin AVA
Type  American Viticultural Area
Climate region  Continental/humid subtropical
Precipitation (annual average)  36 inches (91 cm) to 42 inches (107 cm)
Total area  170,000 acres (68,797 ha)

The Catoctin AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the Frederick and Washington counties of western Maryland. The region is bordered by Catoctin Mountain to the east, the Pennsylvania border to the north, South Mountain to the west, and the Potomac River to the south. "Catoctin" is Algonquian for "speckled rock" (c.f. Ojibwa gidagasin: "speckled rock", "flecked rock" or "spotted rock"), a geological feature of the area. Two commercial wineries operate in the AVA. The hardiness zones are 7a and 6b.

References

Catoctin AVA Wikipedia


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