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Ohio River Valley

Biggest American AVA in the size of 64,000 square kilometers (6.4 million hectares), spread over the four US states Indiana. Kentucky. Ohio and West Virginia extends. Of course, not the entire area is planted with vines. The eponymous 1,579-kilometer Ohio River is created by the union of the two rivers Allegheny River and Monongahela River near Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). It flows through a total of six states and flows into Cairo (Illinois) in the Mississippi. The origins of viticulture date back to 1798, when the Kentucky Vineyard Society was founded. Once the Ohio River Valley was the largest wine-growing region in North America.

By the American Civil War (1861-1865), however, the local population was so decimated that only a few remained for the care of the vineyard. In the following years, the vineyards were destroyed by the real mildew devastated. The crushing blow to viticulture in this region came with the national prohibition (1920-1933). When the second wine revolution began in the early 1960s, the historic Ohio River Valley region was experiencing a resurgence with dozens of wineries along the Ohio River. The wineries in the four US states produce wines mainly from the hybrid breeds Baco Noir. Maréchal Foch. Seyval blanc and Vidal, as well as the European varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Riesling,

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