Merritt Island (California) facts for kids
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Year established||1983, amended in 1987|
|Part of||California, Clarksburg AVA|
|Total area||5,000 acres (2,023 ha)|
|Grapes produced||Chardonnay Chenin Blanc|
The Merritt Island AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Yolo County, California. Part of the larger Clarksburg AVA, Merritt Island is a 5,000 acres (2,023 ha) island in the Sacramento River Delta. The island is surrounded by Elk Slough, Sutter Slough, and the Sacramento River. The island soil is a very fertile and rich loam. Cool breezes and fog arriving from the nearby San Francisco Bay create a cool maritime climate. Most grapes grown on Merritt Island are used in blends with grapes from other parts of the state. Merritt Island is administered under Reclamation District 150.
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