June 7, 1992: On this day, Atlas Peak officially gained American Viticultural Area (AVA) status. Since 1870, when the first vines were established in the region, Atlas Peak has produced wines that garnered widespread acclaim. Chasselas, Malvoisie, Burgundy, Muscat, Flaming Tokay, Mission, Riesling, and Zinfandel were among the varietals grown in the area. Zinfandel was the variety for which the region was arguably most well-known.
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