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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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

  • Carlo Rossi Vineyards

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

  • Ca' Momi Wines

    "Ca’ Momi” wines are named for our family home in Northern Italy. The name also pays tribute to M...

  • Dark Horse Wine

    Named 2007 Winemaker of the Year by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, winemaker Michael Loykasek ha...

  • Rockledge Vineyards

    High on the eastern slopes of Napa Valley just south of the town of St. Helena is a saddle covere...

  • Cupcake Vineyards

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

  • Sullivan Vineyards

    Arriving in the Napa Valley in 1972, Jim and JoAnna Sullivan purchased property in Rutherford, wh...

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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


  • Lido Bay's Seven Seas Chardonnay 2010

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    Fairly big and ripe Santa Barbara county chardonnay. This hits the glass with dark gold/honey color and is more on the tree fruit side of taste. Flavors of apricot, honeysuckle, a touch of oak, ripe pear and just a hint of clove go along with medium acidity and a slightly thick mouth feel. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Patz & Hall Chardonnay Dutton Ranch 2012

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    Big oaky bouquet, herevanilla, caramel. Dainty fruit on the front of the tongue, accelerating towards the backtropical fruits (melon, banana, mango) and some tree fruit (peach). Good refreshing acid that almost suggest citrus thankfully defeats the oakiness that I detected on the nose. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

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    Dark chocolate, blackberry and plum aromas are quite pronounced and elegant. Full and round in the mouth, slightly dusty with chewy tannins. Flavors are deep and rich, with blackberry, black current leading the way and mellowing into rich cocoa, coffee and molasses flavors. Finishes velvety and soft with a bit of a tannic bite. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Atalon Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Sunbaked quince and kiwi aromas. Palate is pure and acidic, with tart lemon/lime and fresh peach flavors, a hint of grassiness and a long finish with a touch of cream from the oak and a bit of heat. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Sandlands Chenin Blanc Amador County 2012

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    Very pale yellow in the glass. Very fragrant, fruity aromastree fruit. On the tongue, fruit dominatesapricot, red applebut there is also a caramel thing, here. Towards the back of the palate sufficient acid arises that tones down the fruitiness. Very refreshing. I say this is an easy wine to drink now. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Sandlands Chenin Blanc Amador County 2012

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    Very pale yellow in the glass. Very fragrant, fruity aromastree fruit. On the tongue, fruit dominatesapricot, red applebut there is also a caramel thing, here. Towards the back of the palate sufficient acid arises that tones down the fruitiness. Very refreshing. I say this is an easy wine to drink now. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • AbbeyVille North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    I'm usually more of a pinot drinker, but this cab caught me by surprise. Full-bodied, great finish, medium tannins. Read More

    Wine review by alex7ktrc


  • 2011 Letter Press California Red Blend 2011

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    A Tasting Room quarterly selection; opens with notes of butterscotch, deep blueberry/plum jam, cherry-vanilla, and cola. Scents of fresh pine sawdust. Medium Body and medium full mouthfeel. A bit of alcohol burn, but long finish of more blueberry, plum, and oak. After a while in the glass notes of chocolate, cocoa, and fudge. Quite nice and dep... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • J.w. Morris Pinot Noir 2013

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    For a $10 mag this is pretty good, doesn't really taste like much but there's no negative qualities either, finish is smooth Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • Meiomi Pinot Noir 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by orangegroves


  • 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

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  • 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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