This idea of reversing appellations is very rabbit-hole-esque…
It would take a lot of work to perfectly simulate an environment, and in thinking about this there’s a lot of interesting information to be had. Here’s some things I’ve found:
Digital Soil Map of the World (really nice interactive map with soil distinctions):
Map of Balk Provence, Afghanistan (Mazar-i-Sharif) with annual rainfall, temps, and elevation, etc.
A deep dive into the basics of water around the world:
Will Cannabis Have Appellations Like Wine? (Mary Jane article)
A very informative article about Mendocino cannabis appellations
Good information on the terroir of different regions in Napa Valley, with short descriptions of climate, elevation, rainfall, soils, etc.
The Mendocino County wine is an appellation that designates wine made from grapes grown mostly in Mendocino County, California. The region is part of the larger North Coast AVA and one of California’s largest and most climatically diverse wine growing regions. Mendocino County is one of the northernmost commercial wine grape regions in the state with two distinct climate zones separated by the Mendocino Range. Ten American Viticultural Areas have been designated within Mendocino County. Mendocino is one of the leading wine growing regions for organically produced wine grapes. Nearly 25% of the acreage in Mendocino County is grown organically. In 2004, the residents of the county voted to become the first GMO-free county in the United States in an initiative that was supported by many of the county’s largest wineries. The county’s widespread focus on organic viticulture has inspired journalists to describe it as “California’s organic wine Mecca”. Wikipedia
One thought I keep having is that these appellations, these terroirs, are getting blown to shit with climate change. Reverse appellations just might be the future!