SE portion of New Jersey designated AVA: The Outer Coastal Plain
on 17/11/10 at 12:11 amWine
The geographic area is in the South East portion of New Jersey and has been designated The Outer Coastal Plain.
A new American Viticulture Area was recently approved by the US Department of the Treasury’s Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax, and Trade Bureau. The geographic area is in the South East portion of New Jersey and has been designated The Outer Coastal Plain. The area encompasses approximately 2,250,000 acres, and all or parts of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Cape May, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem counties are within the specified AVA.
Much of this territory is still comprised of small farms that serve portions of the East Coast with fruits and vegetables. In this respect, vineyards located in the Outer Coastal Plain share a similar history with a number of wine growing regions in California, Oregon, and elsewhere that have made their mark by contributing some excellent varietals to American viticulture.
The Outer Coastal Plain AVA, like any approved AVA, is definable in geographical, agricultural, and historic terms as well as a very specific geographical area with uniform climate, soil, weather, and general grape growing qualities.