Hill Country AVA
The Texas Hill Country AVA (American Viticultural Area) is the second largest AVA in the United States and the largest overall in Texas. It's 9 million acres are situated on the Edward's Plateau with rolling hills and steep canyons dominating the landscape.
Average temperatures shift significantly due to the differences in elevation across the region, with minimum temperatures dominated by tremendous variation (high diurnal fluctuation) in the winter months and more steady temperatures throughout the summer.
- Location: Northwest of San Antonio and West of Austin
- Soil content: Clay loam, and Sandy Clay Loam (Limestone and Decomposed Granite subsoil types)
- Elevation: 425 feet to 2,100 feet
- Annual Precipitation: Average of 24 inches