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California's Wine Regions

     California has 5 major wine growing regions >>

Wine Facts:

Wine with "California" on the label must contain 100%
California grapes.  A county designation requires  that at
least 75% of the grapes must be from that county.  A
wine with an AVA designation-  such as Stags Leap-
must contain 85% of the grapes from that AVA. 
A Vineyard designated wine  must contain 95% of its
grapes from that vineyard. 

North Coast --
Napa | Sonoma | Mendocino
Lake County | Other North Coast
Central Coast --
Monterey | Paso Robles
Santa Cruz Mountains
San Luis Obispo | Santa Barbara
Santa Clara Valley
San Francisco Bay Area | Livermore
Other Central Coast
Sierra Foothills -- 
Amador | Calaveras | El Dorado 
Mariposa | Nevada | Tuolumne 

Placer  | Butte  | Yuba
South Coast --
San Diego | Temecula 
Los Angeles, Orange,& Riverside
Central Valley --
Lodi / Woodbridge 


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