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Palos Verdes Peninsula AVA becomes an AVA within Los Angeles County in Southern California

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA AVA: Located on a peninsula created by tectonic uplift and volcanic activity with marine terraces that provide good drainage and retain moisture in dry weather. The calcium rich soils of this AVA result in grapes with thicker skins than the surrounding areas.

AVA Established: 2021 (Effective: July 19, 2021) Acres Planted: 7 acres (15,900 total) Climate: Warm Mediterranean Annual Rainfall: 14.03 inches Soil: Altamont Clay Adobe, Altamont Clay Loam, and Diablo Clay Adobe Elevation: Sea level to 1,460 feet above sea level (0-50% slopes with south, southwest, and southeast exposures) Geographical Influences: Coastal Range, Los Angeles Plain, Pacific Ocean, San Pedro Hill Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir


SOURCES: Palos Verdes Peninsula AVA Federal Register


Date Published: June 19, 2021

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