A winery is a facility where fruit, usually grapes, is processed into wine. Some wineries are located on the same site as the vineyard whose grapes they process, while others process grapes they purchase from vineyards many miles away. Many wineries also give tours and have tasting rooms where customers can sample their wines before they make a purchase. Image File history File links This is an image I took myself using an Olympus C8080W digital camera. ... Image File history File links This is an image I took myself using an Olympus C8080W digital camera. ... Fruit stall in Barcelona, Spain. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis tiliifolia Vitis... A glass of red wine Wine is an alcoholic beverage that is made by fermenting grapes or grape juice. ... A vineyard Vineyard with bird netting Wine grapes with netting as protection against birds A vineyard (vignoble in French, vigna or vigneto in Italian, vinha in Portuguese, viÃ±a or viÃ±edo in Spanish, Weinberg in German) is a place where grapes are grown for making wine, raisins, or table...
When prohibition was repealed in 1933, a few wineries reemerged, but they had a lot against them: the majority of vineyards were in a state of disrepair, government restrictions hindered their winemaking traditions, and the few lasting vines had been converted to produce juice grapes.
In order for a winery to use a specific American Viticultural Area on a label, 85% of the wine must be produced from grapes grown within the confines of the viticultural area.
For estate bottling, the winery must be located in the viticultural area, all of the grapes must be from the same viticultural area from vineyards that the winery owns, and the wine must be bottled in the same viticultural area.
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