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Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

CA Wine Map

Do you know where exactly your Howell Mountain Cab is from? How about that Mt. Harlan Pinot? Wine regions can be confusing, especially in California, which is why Oakland resident David Gissen used his cartographic skills to construct a metro wine map of California, the state that comprises 89% of all U.S. wine production. The metro map divides up California by color-coded regions, then clearly marks the AVAs, or American Viticultural Areas, within those regions. In addition to showing the relative positions of the AVAS, the map also provides grape growing data from the seventeen California grape pricing districts. Interested in international wine geography? David Gissen created a Metro Wine Map of France as well. The Metro Wine Map of California is available online for $25 at and

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