United States

 

While every state produces wine, California accounts for 89% of American wine production. There are over 100 varieties of grapes grown in California. Washington and Oregon account for 4.25% of American wine production, and New York accounts for 3.5%. If California were a separate country, it would be the world’s fourth largest wine producer (behind France, Italy and Spain). California is the world’s most important wine producer outside of Europe.


 



Key Regions:
California: Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Livermore
Central Valley Washington: Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills
Oregon: Willamette Valley
New York: Finger Lakes

Wine Styles: Red, White, Rosé, Sparkling, Dessert

Key White Grapes: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling

Key Red Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel