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Swan Creek AVA

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Country  United States
No. of wineries  5
Part of  Yadkin Valley AVA
Climate region  Humid subtropical
Year established  2008
Number of wineries  5
Type  American Viticultural Area
Total area  180 square miles (470 km)
Varietals produced  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.

Geography and Climate

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.

References

Swan Creek AVA Wikipedia


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