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...

  • Syrah

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

  • 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

  • Barefoot Cellars

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

  • Rockledge Vineyards

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

  • Dumol Wine Company

    Our 25 acre biodynamically farmed Estate Vineyard is located on an undulating eastfacing slope of...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Once Sommelier Series Napa Valley the Spoon 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by cmarinaro


  • Stags' Leap Winery the Investor 2012

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    Good, but I was expecting more! The newest entry into the Stags Leap portfolio is beautiful in the glass with just a hint of light spring flowers. The palate is soft and quite tannic on the finish...with no end palate. The tannins are from the Petite Sirah no doubt and rounded out by the Merlot. A good starter wine to the night, but that is abo... Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • John Anthony Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2011

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    Wonderful wine. Drinks more like a very good Merlot at first, then opens and expresses itself very well. Good balance, nose, and structure. Never heard of this winery before, but I will be revisiting this wine again in the neat future. Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Odette Estate "Adaptation" Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

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    The newest addition to the Plumpjack Family of wines. This third offshoot winery(Odette)comes out firing with this luscious Cabernet Merlot blend. Great nose, color, and balance all the way through the palate. This is one of the better Napa Cabernets on the scene for this price range. It's a don't miss IMHO. Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Titus Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2010

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    Big bold and brooding. Loved it! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Anakota Helena Dakota Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Tremendous gem from Knights Valley. Deep dark in color and a good mid palate with wonderful floral notes on the nose. This was my first Anakota, and hopefully not my last. It stood up well to some big competiton the likes of Dancing Hare and 100 Acre. Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Dancing Hares 2011

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    Outstanding! Big, Bold, multi structured, and evenly balanced. beautiful color and a wonderful bouquet that seduces the palate. This is a wonderful wine from start to finish, and an example of fine craftsmanship. Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Hundred Acre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

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    A well made wine more in the Classic Bordeaux of France style. structure and balance with a bit too much oak em parting a more European feel to the wine.I live Melka, but prefer his other Napa efforts like Moone Tsai and Vineyard 29. Well made, but not my style. Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Holdredge Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by jtfluitt


  • Big Basin Vineyards "Homestead" Santa Cruz/Monterey Syrah 2012

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    Young at the moment, but a wine worthy of aging. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


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