USA Wine

"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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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

  • Joseph Carr

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

  • Canyon Road Winery

    Inspired by the scenic roads that wander through California’s stunning wine country, Rafael Jofre...

  • Cupcake Vineyards

    Our winery is located in Monterey County, California where warm days give way to cool nights a...

  • 3 Blind Moose

    Truth be told, the moose aren’t blind. They just think it’s cool to share good wine with friends,...

  • Livingston Cellars

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

  • Barefoot Cellars

    We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot wa...

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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


  • Rombauer Merlot Napa Valley 2012

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    Spice, spice, and more. Bouquet is aromatic with notes of earth and currants. Read More

    Wine review by tjjm


  • Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley 2015

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    Dusty earth and candied aromas of plum, grape and cherry, a touch floral as well. Cherry and cranberry fruit on the palate, tart and tannic with smoky tree roots and thick earth towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Mount Peak Winery Gravity Red Blend California 2015

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    Fiery aromas of blackberry preserves and spice, licorice and clay. Thick and elegant on the palate with a firm attack of creamy blackberry and black currant fruit, turning quite bold and spicy on the mid palate with full acidity, chewy tannins and chocolate notes, more licorice and a finish of plum and mixed berry. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Liberty Creek Chardonnay California

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    Aromas of green apple, pear and a touch of cream. Juicy melon and peach notes in the mouth, lightly creamy with a touch of lemon on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Merry Edwards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014

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    Good wine. Light, but bright red fruit--thankfully not syrupy. Medium-bodied. Good tartness. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Treasure state wine, firehole white wine, yellowstone NV

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    Gift from Lauren, who purchased this in Wyoming while on vacation. I thought it was much smoother and dryer than I had anticipated. Who would have thunk it? Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Phillip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Tanbark Hill 2006

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    Barnyard noseand I think Ive given this one enough air for sulfur to blow off. On the tongue, very mellow fruitI do get cassis, plum, maybe blueberry. Herbal notesanise and a suggestion of mint. Olive on the back of the palate. Nice supporting acid and BIG TIME Spring Mountain tannin. This is one seriously complex wine. I really like it. ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Dirty & Rowdy Familiar Mourved 2016

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    Medium weight with a moderate amount of black fruit on the nose. Balanced wine with black fruit and a generous amount of acidity and a smooth almost tanninless finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Flora Springs Trilogy Napa Valley 2015

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    Earthen and red fruited with soft clay and notes of strawberry, red currant and cherry. Dusty, smoky and brooding on the palate with notes of floral cherry blossom and ripe raspberry, a hefty mouthfeel and vanilla bean notes, finishing with smoke and leather and dried concentrated blackberries layered on top of strong tannins. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Dr Konstantin Frank Chardonnay Finger Lakes 2015

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    Crisp and creamy, this is pleasantly fruited on the nose with a mixture of apple and apricot notes. Easy and approachable on the palate with fresh green apple, zesty lemon and warm peach flavors, finishing with a good dose of oak toast that lingers through to an earthy memory. 89 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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

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  • 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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