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"American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and traditions to these shores from the Old World. In that sense, Appellation America is over 400 years old. American wine has endured ecological, political and social hardships over the centuries, but it has evolved with each challenge.
       Up to the late 1800s, the vine thrived in America, with the epicenter of winemaking in the Midwest along the banks of the Ohio River and shores of Lake Erie. At the turn of the last century phylloxera and Prohibition would together transform the viticultural landscape of America. In the 20th century, California would emerge as America’s dominate wine state (now producing 90% of the national total), but by the dawn of the 21st century winemaking would spread to every state in the union, with grapes grown in all but four. Across the 50 states exists the world's greatest diversity of climates, and virtually every species of vine can find a niche somewhere Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

Subregions of USA

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • Connecticut

    Passage of the Connecticut Winery Act in 1978 sparked a rapid increase in the number of wineries ...

  • Delaware

    A new, but quickly growing wine region, Delaware's wineries sit on sandy soil and enjoy a clima...

  • Iowa

    Famous as a "corn state", Iowa has focused on growing wine grapes in recent years. Acreage under ...

  • Kentucky

      The Kentucky wine industry began in 1798 when Jean-Jacques Dufour, winemaker for the Marqu...

  • Maryland

    has been at the forefront of American viticultural research since the mid-1600s when Lord Baltim...

  • Michigan

      Michigan is one of the earliest states to have been settled and produce wine. In the 1670s...

  • Minnesota

    presents some of the greatest cold-climate challenges of any wine-producing state. Vines must of...

  • New Mexico

      Some of the earliest wine production in the United States took place in New Mexico. In 162...

  • New York

    Though the first successful North American wine production is often credited to California, New...

  • Oregon

    The history of Oregon wine-making dates back to the mid 1800s. Horticulturalist Henderson Luell...

  • Texas

    One’s immediate associations of the state of Texas most often have to do with spurred boots, te...

  • Virginia

      It’s a little known fact that wines have been produced in the state of Virginia for centur...

  • Washington

      Washington State has become the second largest wine producer in the US, however its qua...

  • Alabama

    Until recently the Alabama Native Farm Winery Act posed a major obstacle to wine enthusiasts in t...

  • Alaska

  • Arizona

    Wine has been produced in the state of Arizona for centuries. As is the story with California a...

Popular Wineries in USA View all

  • Matchbook

    Our Vision. "Produce wines we love to drink at prices we don't mind paying

  • Almaden Vineyards

    For over 150 years, Almaden Vineyards wines have been welcome at America's table. We offer a wide...

  • Tisdale Vineyards

    Since its inception, the hallmark of E. & J. Gallo Winery’s founders has been their unwavering co...

  • Carlo Rossi Vineyards

    Every year the Great Central Valley of California provides harvests of uniquely delicious grapes....

  • Joseph Carr

    Joseph Carr wines are produced at Larson Family Vineyards in Carneros, bordering both Napa and So...

  • Livingston Cellars

    Since 1984 and 17 years, the de facto estate wine of Livingston Moffett winery has been bottled ...

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USA on Snooth

  • Five wine regions in the USA to fit global tastes. Go to Idaho for superb Spanish Reds. http://www.sunset.com/travel/wine-regions-travel-guide-00418000071920/

    Comment by 281773Moya Shatz 281773 Moya Shatz


  • Idaho is emerging as part of the new frontier for wine making, with 38 total wineries. From a geographical standpoint, the state has ideal growing conditions. Vinifera, or wine grapes, actually thrive in the distinctly four-season climate. Snake River Valley's lack of rainfall is also considered a plus, since potentially ruinous precipitation i...

    Comment by 281773Moya Shatz 281773 Moya Shatz


  • Cline Cellars North Coast Viognier 2013

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    Not quite as fruity as the 2012 but floral on the nose with a touch of pineapple and well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Smith Wooten Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2010

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    Very nice Napa Cab Franc. Rhubarb and a touch of menthol on the nose. Medium bodied, rhubarb, dark cherries, ripe plums, medium to fine tannins, medium acidity and a medium to long finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay 2012

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    Kind of flat and flabby. There's oak and lemon cream on the nose and the palate. Not a whole lot of acidity or depth just the oak and not much else. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whisky NV

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    Better value than makers. Smooth. Read More

    Wine review by odin09


  • Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky NV

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    Nice solid bourbon. Benchmark. Read More

    Wine review by odin09


  • A P Vin Rosella S Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2011

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    The Bottle, the Cork, the richness of the view, and the bouquet on the Nose. (Bakers Chocolate, Smoke, Espresso Roast, Leather)Thank you Caymus Vineyards. your 2011 Caymus - 1st Class Bottle was enjoyed during a 3 hour dinner/ decanted. The host exclaimed Great Wine Period after his guest exclaimed Great Food Period. Thanks for sharing. William Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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    Quite dark in the glass. Kind of a sweet wood nose. Very easy on the fruit on introduction to the palate. Its easy to see that this one has a few years on it. While I say it is easy on the fruit, there is detectable fruity sweetness around the edges of the tongue. Tannins have been tamed, but are apparent. Good acid. Something of black t... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • M. Chapoutier Grenache Blend Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour Domaine de Bila-Haut Vignes Bila 2010

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    This is a very nice Rhone blend of syrah, grenache and carignan. Very well balanced with the blackberry and dark red cherry from the syrah coming to the forefront. This has soft, fine tannins, decent acidity, a touch of earthiness and a medium length finish. Excellent QPR! Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Primarius Winery Pinot Noir 2011

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    Very drinkable Read More

    Wine review by mcwine3


  • Ugh New Mexico was the first and oldest to bring wine over with the Spanish

    Comment by 1172438Oenophile 1172438 Oenophile


  • Hey don't forget to try Texas wines

    Comment by 878999joe the wine oh 878999 joe the wine oh


  • Hey don't forget to try Texas wines

    Comment by 878999joe the wine oh 878999 joe the wine oh


  • where can I buy wan fu wine, you showed wan fu usa wine for $6.99 in 1 store but no address, please tell me a location in california, if possible close to my location north hills ca.91343

    Comment by 874111kZAZA 874111 kZAZA


  • Do you have the white organic wine call Re Leaf? I am looking for a wine that just has the natural sulphites from the grapes as otherwise I get headaches. Re Leaf agreed with me.

    Comment by 831762hshoff 831762 hshoff


  • Just had a great visit at J. Maki Winery in Elverson Pennsylvania. Try the Chardonnay and Champagne!

    Comment by 820083ncookie 820083 ncookie


  • Another area that doesnt get enough credit is South West Colorado. They make some really good wines. I really suggest checking them out. There is actualy a long history of wineries in Colorado before prohibition, but most wineries ripped out the vines to replace them with fruit trees to make money.

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