Since the early 17th Century, wine has been produced in the United States. Ranking fourth in the world for wine production it makes the U.S. one of the world’s most popular areas for making and consuming wine. Although all 50 states produce wine here are a few worth mentioning.
Napa Valley, California
One of the most popular wine regions is located in Northern California. This area is truly beautiful country where some of the world’s best wineries are located. Just about every kind of wine is represented here from the run of the mill shelf wine to private selection wines. This area has perfected the art of producing Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay and is where it’s popularity lies.
Hill Country, Texas
In the hills of Texas not far from Austin is a treasure trove of wineries. With almost 40 different locations, there is much for one to enjoy. The self guided trail tour will take the adventurer around to the unique wineries to be able to sip on wines like Bordeaux, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wall Walla, Washington
In Central Washington one can find wineries sprawled all around. From small, quaint operations to large, mass producing locations, and everything in between can be found in this area. Gaining popularity in the 1970s, this area produces wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling.
Although this area is mostly known for its bourbon production, it is a little known fact that wine has been produced here for quite some time. Once the leader in wine production, this area is full of wineries sure to please any wine drinker. This area produces wines such as Chardonel, May Wine, and Ports. It’s beautiful country with beautiful wines.
There is no shortage of wineries in the United States. The wineries range from the very small to the very large alike. There are wines that are produced here that are known worldwide and have received international recognition. The United States can compete with the historical French and Italian wine producers as that is where the trade came from. History is kept alive today throughout the wine industry and dispersed throughout the United States.