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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  • 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...

  • 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

  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery

      Francis Ford Coppola’s love for wine didn’t just sprout up overnight. His grandfather, ...

  • Glass Mountain

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

  • Almaden Vineyards

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

  • Rex Goliath

    At age 70, I have had at least 50 yrs. of a glass of wine after my evening meals. Just recently,...

  • Canyon Road Winery

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

  • 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

  • Forest Glen 'Forest Fire' White Merlot 2012

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    Wine review by lakenvelder


  • Klinker Brick Zinfandel Old Ghost 2011

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    Wine review by Lhers


  • Tint Red Blend California 2011

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    A Tasting Room Quarterly Selection and offered on Lot 18.Here are the tasting notes from Lot 18:'This is remarkably approachable and surprisingly complex for a wine at this price point. This wine reveals jammy red fruit on the nose, with black cherries, spices and toast. The palate is dry, with flavors of dark fruits, coffee bean and cassis supp... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Francis Ford Coppola Rosso & Bianco Rosso 2011

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    This is an everyday type of red. It's very appealing, nice grape flavor, mild tannins, nice aftertaste with lingering flavor. Bit of vanilla, tad of spice and a lovely finish. Coppola wines rock. Never disappointing in my red world. Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Remy Wines Three Wives Remy's Red Or/Wa 2011

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    Mighty fine red Italian blend from Remy Wines. This is a mix of Sangiovese, Barbera and Dolcetto. A very expressive nose of stewed plums and blackberries. The layers of black and blue fruits are very well balanced against fine grained tannins, a bit of pepper and some mouth watering acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Noble Vines 446 Chardonnay 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Steelhead Chardonnay 2009

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    Fairly mundane chard without much going on. A touch on the oakey side, somewhat flat and flabby. Not much acidity, complexity or bite. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Deloach Chardonnay Rrv 2010

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    Wine review by puhnner


  • St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon Dollarhide Elevation 2010

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    Juicy blackberry and black cherry, dusty tannins; and long, fruity finish with earthy spices. Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9


  • Rockpile Winery Mauritson Zinfandel Rockpile Westphall Ridge Vineyard 2011

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    Quite dark purple with red edge color. Not the most pleasant nose on first check, but that seems to blow off after a few minutes and I get flowery berry hints. Tame blackberry tastes on the tip of the tongue, but then quickly evolve into a smooth mint sensation without the sweetness. Firm tannin and acid are enjoyable. Im not sure this one is... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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