If you are passionate about wine, then the numerous wine regions in America are a treasure trove of red, white, rose and sparkling wines. As such American wine tours are an ideal way to spend a few days embracing the vineyards and sampling the produce.
Due to the vast nature of the United States, the country covers a diverse range of regional weather conditions and soil diversities. All of which provide the ideal environment and the right viticulture to enable the growth of a variety of grape varieties, resulting in an intriguing array of wines.
The Best Wine Regions in America
Here we take a further look at some of the best wine regions in America, all with their own distinct style. Although don’t just take our word for it, book an American wine tour and embark on your very own wine tasting experience.
Finger Lakes, New York
This region boasts over 100 wineries, breweries, and distilleries. There is the Keuka Lake Wine Trail with eight wineries or the Seneca Lake Wine Trail that boasts 35. The area produces crisp whites. It is also the perfect place to grow rich reds such as Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.
The Central Valley, Virginia
This is actually one of the oldest wine regions in America. The lengthy growing season combined with the clay of the Blue Ridge Mountains creates a superb wine country location. The area is massive with huge resources. You can find almost everything being grown here – from Cabernet Sauvignon to Muscat. It is definitely a wine lover’s paradise in heaven!
As it stands, the Monticello wine trail covers over 30 wineries within the Monticello American Viticultural area. Although, that’s not to say by the time you book an American wine tour there won’t be more! In fact, many believe the Bucolic Hills of Virginia is where America’s wine production first started, thanks largely to President Thomas Jefferson.
Californian Wine-Producing Regions
Did you know that California yields nearly 90% of all the wine produced in the USA? There are far too many regions to mention individually, but the most popular regions are:
The Russian River
This is the area in the Sonoma Valley and contains over 80 wineries. The region is popular for its cooling-climate varieties like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The Sierra Foothills
The Sierra Foothills boasts full-bodied reds and has some of the state’s oldest producing vines. It was here where Zinfandel was created.
The Livermore Valley
The Livermore Valley has a long rich history of grape-growing production. In 1889, the region won a gold medal at the Paris Exposition, bringing California wine vast attention. The valley boasts such favourites as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Petite Sirah.
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