| United States|
Yadkin Valley AVA
| Humid subtropical|
| American Viticultural Area|
180 square miles (470 km)
Chambourcin, Petit Verdot, Traminette, Viognier, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Vermentino
The Swan Creek AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the northwestern portion of North Carolina, in the Piedmont region. The appellation is distinguished by its loamy soil with schist and mica. It is the second AVA to be established in North Carolina, as a sub-appellation of the Yadkin Valley AVA.
The AVA shares its name with the unincorporated township of Swan Creek, North Carolina.
Swan Creek AVA Wikipedia
The Swan Creek AVA has a slightly cooler climate than the rest of the Yadkin Valley AVA—average annual maximum temperatures are 0.6 °F degrees lower than in Yadkin, and average annual minimums are a full 2 °F lower. Rainfall ranges from approximately 44.4 inches (113 cm) to 57 inches (140 cm), with an additional average of 6.3 inches (16 cm) of snow per year, much less than surrounding areas.