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Ohio River Valley

Largest American AVA 64,000 km² (6.4 million hectares) in size across the four US states Indiana. Kentucky. Ohio and West Virginia extends. Of course, the entire area is not planted with vines. The eponymous 1,579-kilometer Ohio River is created by the merger of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River near Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). It flows through a total of six states and flows into the Mississippi near Cairo, Illinois. Viticulture dates back to 1798 when the Kentucky Vineyard Society was founded. The Ohio River Valley was once the largest wine region in North America.

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

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