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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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

  • Livingston Cellars

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

  • Glass Mountain

    It has been more than hundred years since California wine pioneer Jean Laurent quarried stone fro...

  • Charles Shaw Winery

    The Charles Shaw label is best known for producing wines of “extreme value.” These became popul...

  • Cupcake Vineyards

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

  • Middle Sister

    Because we remember swim lessons and day camp and beach houses. Because we forget bad boyfriends,...

  • Matchbook

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  • Venge Penny Lane Sangiovese 2011


    Ripasso style, sitting on Charbono skins. Nose of chocolate covered cherry, kirsch, some plum and marionberry. Good acid on the palate. Nice soft fruit and medium tannin. Dry, but polished and rich texture. Minerality leans a touch metallic,but a lot of Sangioveses do that for me. Toasty cocoa, cherry, cranberry and plum flavors. Nice. N... Read More

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  • Venge Maldonado Vineyard Chardonnay Dijon Clones 2011


    25% new French oak and no ML. Lovely nose. Bit of oak along with brioche, peach, nectarine, apple, pear, honey and a touch of sea air. Lovely texture on the palate as well with great balance. Crisp, vibrant and refreshing. Great complexity and structure with flavors of crisp apple, pear, peach and citrus with flaky pastry. Nice touch of mi... Read More

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  • Venge Sauvignon Blanc Juliana Vineyard 2012


    Grapefruit, apricot and tropical fruits on the nose. Crisp and dry on the palate with pithy grapefruit and gooseberry flavors. Hint of herbs and tropical fruit juiciness. Nice minerality.87 pts.5/9/13 at winery Read More

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  • Casa Nuestra Tinto 2009


    Blueberry pie on the nose with dark purple and blue fruit. Lovely palate o florals, cassis and plum. Deep, dark and nice with cocoa, mineral, purple and blue fruit. Violets. Nice. Zin, petit sirah, mourvedre, etc. 8 varietals. Nice blend.87 pts.5/9/13 at winery Read More

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  • Casa Nuestra Merlot St. Helena Estate Vineyard 2008


    100% merlot. Aromas of plum, black cherry, tart red cherry and dark chocolate. Light spice. Palate has a pleasant loaminess and mocha feel with red and black plum and cherry. Nice minerality. Dark flavors. 88 pts.5/9/13 at winery Read More

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  • Benziger Obsidian Point Estate Blend


    No written review

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  • Casa Nuestra Rosado 2012


    Funky cheese nose. Nice minerality on the palate along with strawberry and cranberry. Dry and nice with good balance. 88 pts.5/9/13 at winery Read More

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  • Casa Nuestra Riesling St. Helena Estate Vineyard 2011


    Apricot, lemon and lime on the nose. Crisp, dry and nice. Lime zest, apricot and citrus. Good. 87 pts.5/9/13 at winery Read More

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  • Casa Nuestra Dry Chenin Blanc St. Helena Estate 2011


    Tasty! Nice dry style with good acid, tropical fruit flavors, lychee and delicate tropical fruit. Good. 87 pts.5/9/13 at winery Read More

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  • Hill Wine Company Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


    Beautiful nose! Rich, round and full of red currant, cranberry and raspberry aromas. Cinnamon graham cracker as well. Very pretty nose.Lovely texture on the palate with good structure and balance. Pretty, red fruit driven wine. Cinnamon spice, cedar, florals and pretty red berry fruit. Polished tannins and hints of orange zest, molasses an... Read More

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