Currently, there are 11 different AVAs in Napa Valley. Having an exclusive sub-appellation, recognized for its distinct microclimate, can help distinguish wineries from others in the region.
Although Volker Eisele submitted the Chiles Valley AVA proposal, the winery will continue to include the Napa Valley designation, which has high consumer recognition, on its labels. "We're called Chiles Valley District, but we are in the Napa Valley," said owner Liesel Eisele. "We will never stop using the Napa Valley name."
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