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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  • Merlot

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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....

  • Glass Mountain

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

  • Rex Goliath

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

  • Mogen David Wine Co.

    Mogen David is an American fortified wine with an ABV of 13-20%, and is the “pride of Westfield...

  • Livingston Cellars

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

  • Dark Horse Wine

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

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USA on Snooth

  • Simi Dry Rose 2013

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    Light and aromatic with strawberry flavors and bright acidity. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Consilience Zinfandel Rhode's Vineyard 2007

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    This is a big, bold, jammy, chocolatey wine that shows you it's flavors in layers. I've never had anything like it before or since. I am brokenhearted that the Rhodes Vineyard will no longer be a source for these grapes. No more layered divine deliciousness. Read More

    Wine review by lizzratt


  • Cupcake Red Velvet Cupcake Red Velvet 2012

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    Sweet and fruity aromas of creamy mocha and very light coconut, as the winery suggests! Clear, juicy appearance and flavors of jammy berries and a distinctly dark chocolate/mocha finish. This lives up to it's name and is incredibly velvety smooth in mouthfeel. Tried this with a 90% dark chocolate and both are rich, intense compliments to each... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Humble Pie Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    A well blended flavor with hints of raspberry and chocolate lingering on the palette. Sweeter than most, but in a kind way. Giving just a moment of blackberry before giving into its blended silkyness. Perfect for a summer day or after a fair meal. Read More

    Wine review by stachlaw


  • Von Strasser Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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    Oaky vanilla on the nose. Light on the fruit on introduction to the tongue and palatejust the slightest cassis note. Some spice pops up after mid-palatecinnamon, clove, maybe, coffee. Fairly light-bodied for a Cab. Almost no tannin. Not necessarily unlikeable, but this one could definitely use more oomph. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Milbrandt Vineyards Rose Traditions 2014

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    Nice spice of white pepper on the nose with some herbal notes and some fruit showing through mainly strawberry with some floral notes of rose petal. In the mouth there's a burst of acidity and fruit on entry that mimics a sweetness and some citrus notes throughout are muted and well balanced with the strawberry and watermelon fruit. This is easy... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cornerstone Corallina Napa Valley 2014

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    This shows light and fruity on the nose with touches of watermelon juice, cherry syrup and just a hint of herb floating along behind the fruit. Quite light in the mouth, with most of the fruit coming on the backpalate featuring strawberry and watermelon with the front of the tongue seeing less of the fruit and more acidity and tartness leading t... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Butternut Chardonnay 2011

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    Sharp and lemony - lots of oak. Bitter and a bit sour. Maybe I got a bad bottle at Costco? Read More

    Wine review by issyS


  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by veriwine


  • Benziger Northcoast Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160


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