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Ohio River Valley

Largest US AVA area with a size of 64,000 km² (6.4 million hectares), covering the four US states of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. Of course, not the entire area is planted with vines. The 1,579-kilometer-long Ohio River, which gives its name to the region, was created by merging the two rivers Allegheny River and Monongahela River near Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). It flows through a total of six states and flows into the Mississippi near Cairo (Illinois). The origin of viticulture goes back to 1798, when the Kentucky Vineyard Society was founded. Once the Ohio River Valley was the largest wine growing region in North America

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