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Anderson Valley Vineyard Census

The following census is from the 2010 vintage.

Anderson Valley Vineyards -- Summary Sheet

    In 2011, the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association (AVWA) completed a full census of all bearing vineyards (2010) within the legal definition of the Anderson Valley appellation. Vineyards are identified through public records at the County of Mendocino, aerial photography, consultation with local vineyards management services, and through the AVWA membership lists.

Key information compiled through the census is presented below.  Inquires or questions should be directed to the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association via email:  info@avwines.com.

Breakdown of Vineyard Properties:

Total Properties: 85
Median Vineyard Size: 12 acres

Breakdown of Vineyard Acreage:

Total Bearing Acres: 2,244
Pinot Noir Acreage: 1,453 acres on 76 properties
Chardonnay Acreage: 500 acres on 28 properties
Gewurztraminer Acreage: 85 acres on 13 properties
Other Red Grapes Grown: Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah
Other White Grapes Grown: Pinot gris, Riesling, sauvigon blanc
Total Varietals Grown: 17

Wine Permits:                          

25 vineyard owners have a TTB basic permit to produce wine

Trends:

Varietals decreasing since 2006:   

  • Chardonnay (93 acres)                                                            
  • Gewurztraminer (37 acres)

Varietals increasing since 2006:    

  • Pinot Noir (255 acres)

Fish-Friendly Farming Acres:   Currently 1,000 acres (45% of total acreage)

* more than 5 acres bearing in 2010. See “Varietal Plantings” sheet for acreage breakdown by varietal.


Other Census Documents

Varietals Plantings Sheet (2010 breakdown of acreage by varietal)

Decades Planted Sheet (when acreage was planted)

2006 Vineyard Census Summary Sheet