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1

Most southerly AVA of California close to the Mexican border.

San Pasqual Valley

2

In which AVA is the Château Montelena located?

Calistoga

3

What winery of the USA is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon besting the greatest wines of Bordeaux in the Judgement of Paris tasting in 1976? What was the vintage?

Stag's Leap
1973

4

Name the two warmest AVAs of Sonoma County.

Alexander Valley AVA
Knights Valley AVA

5

Who makes Les Pavots and where is he located?

Peter Michael
Knights Valley AVA

6

Where is Tablas Creek Winery and who owns it?

Paso Robles AVA
Perrin Family of Chateau de Beaucastel

7

Arroyo Seco AVA is known for wines from what grapes?

Riesling
Gewürztraminer

8

What type of soil do we find in Knights Valley AVA?

Volcanic

9

Who is Charles Valentine Riley and what major contribution did he provide for not only the California wine world, but for the rest of the world?

Missouri enologist that is credited as the first to understand the innate resistance of American grape species/rootstocks to phylloxera

10

Where are the majority of Napa Valley's Pinot Noir vineyards located?

Carneros

11

Smallest AVA of the USA.

Cole Ranch AVA

12

Name of the "rhone ranger" whose original estate in Santa Cruz was overtaken by Pierce's Disease and what is the name of his winery.

Randal Grahm
Bonny Doon

13

First AVA of Oregon.

Willamette Valley (1983)

14

Most widely planted foxy grape variety grown in the eastern United States.

Concord

15

When was Domaine Drouhin Oregon established?

1987

16

Where is Domaine de la Côte?

Lompoc, California (Santa Rita Hills)

17

Which Central Valley AVA is known for its particularly good, honeyed Chenin Blanc?

Clarksburg AVA

18

What is the name of the warmest and driest AVA west of the Cascades in Oregon?

Applegate Valley

19

Name the oldest winery in the Napa Valley.

Charles Krug (est. 1861)

20

What is the oldest continuously operating winery in Napa?

Beringer (est. 1876)

21

When was the Judgement Of Paris and who organised it?

1976
Steven Spurrier

22

What two Napa Valley wines placed first against their French counterparts in the Judgement Of Paris?

Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon
Château Montelena Chardonnay

23

When did the cult wineries of Screaming Eagle, Colgin and Harlan Estate emerged in California?

1990s

24

What are the four large AVA's of California?

North Coast
Central Coast
South Coast
Sierra Foothills

25

When did Napa Valley gain AVA status?

1981

26

Who trademarked the term "Meritage"?

The Meritage Alliance (est. 1988)

27

Name the southernmost AVA of Napa Valley.

Carneros

28

Name the northernmost AVA of Napa Valley.

Calistoga

29

What is the climate of Carneros AVA most suited to?

The production of sparkling wines

30

What mountain ranges form the Napa Valley?

Mayacamas Mountains (to the west) and the Vaca Mountains (to the east)