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Quiz: Which County Grows the Most Syrah?
- General Interest
- Written by Fred Swan
- Friday, 20 April 2012 15:01
There’s been a lot of focus on California Syrah for the last month or so. There was the Rhone Rangers’ San Francisco event. Hospice du Rhone is just around the corner. Articles such as Jon Bonne’s examination of Sonoma Coast Syrah in the San Francisco Chronicle have dialed in on specific regions and styles of Syrah.
California Wine Quiz
In 2011, there were 19,009 acres planted to Syrah in California. You can find at least a little bit in most every wine region of the state. But, Which county in California has the most Syrah acreage?
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San Luis Obispo County, which includes the Paso Robles AVA, had 2,681 acres of Syrah as of last year. That’s more than any other county in the state. Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 counties for Syrah:
|San Luis Obispo||2,681|
Statistics from NASS.
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