October 9, 1996: It was on this day when the grapes of Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Australia, were harvested, making it the Vintage Year for this Wine.

October 9, 2008: On this day, David Lett passed suddenly at his Dundee home from heart failure. He is regarded as a wine industry pioneer in Oregon and the founder of The Eyrie Vineyards in McMinnville, Oregon. David and his wife, Diana, produced the first Pinot Noir vintage in Willamette valley in 1970.

October 9, 2014: Adelaida District AVA was established. It is located in San Luis Obispo County within a larger Paso Robles AVA. The AVA is located in the northwestern part of Paso Robles AVA at an altitude of between 900 and 2200 ft above sea level. The AVA experiences high rainfall and marine experiences due to its terroir and proximity to the Pacific Ocean; most of its soils are calcareous, including limestone and patchy hillside soils. Varietals produced here include Zinfandel, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grenache.

October 9, 2014: Creston District AVA was established as another part of the Paso Robles AVA in San Luis Obispo County. Its mountainous topography with its altitude ranges from 1000 to 2000 ft above sea level. The 47,000-acre AVA has more than 1400 acres of planted vineyards. Its terroir allows a majority of varietals to be planted. However, Bordeaux varietals are common, especially Cabernet Sauvignon.

October 9, 2014: Eagle Peak Mendocino County AVA was established. Its name comes from the adjacent Eagle Peak Summit, and it is renowned for producing luscious red wines that are distinctive from those from the south. The 26260-acre AVA comprises 120 acres of planted vineyards divided among five producers. Pinot Noir is the main varietal, and the AVA is distinguished for producing high-quality Pinot Noir.

October 9, 2014: El Pomar District AVA was established as another sub-appellation of Paso Robles, established in 2014. The AVA is elevated at altitudes ranging from 740 to 1600 ft above sea level. The 21300-acre AVA has over 2000 planted vineyards, majorly Bordeaux varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot.

October 9, 2014: The Paso Robles AVA’s biggest sub-district, Paso Robles Estrella AVA, was established on this day. The AVA’s main varietals are Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Besides, it is popular for its Rhone-style wines.

October 9, 2014: Paso Robles Geneseo District was established as part of the larger Paso Robles established in 2014. The AVA is named after German settlers that moved there from Geneseo, Illinois, in the 1880s. The AVA has enjoyed a rich history in winemaking; it is elevated between 740 and 1300 ft above sea level and experiences moderate marine influences. The AVA’s major varietals include Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

October 9, 2020: On this day, “Alvarinho Clássico 2019” from Soalheiro won a gold medal at the Mundus Vini awards. Soalheiro focuses mainly on the production of Albariño to produce the Portuguese wine variety known as green wine and is one of the main producers of this wine globally.

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