American wine has been produced for over 300 years. Today, wine production is undertaken in all fifty states, with California producing 89 percent of all US wine. The United States is the fourth-largest wine producing country in the world after France, Italy, and Spain.
The North American continent is home to several native species of grape, including Vitis labrusca, Vitis riparia, Vitis rotundifolia, and Vitis vulpina. But the wine making industry is based on the cultivation of the European Vitis vinifera, which was introduced by European settlers. With more than 1,100,000 acres (4,500 km2) under vine, the United States is the sixth-most planted country in the world after France, Italy, Spain, China and Turkey.
California is the largest wine producing state in the US accounting for nearly 90% of American wine production. Over 100 grape varietals are planted alongside…View Region
Relatively few wines are released with the Clarksburg designation on their labels and 90% of the grapes grown there are crushed in winery facilities located…View Region
Lodi is located in the Central Valley of California, 125km east of San Francisco. It is at the northern edge of the San Joaquin Valley…View Region
The Monterey wine growing region is located in eastern Monterey County, California. It was established in 1984 and runs roughly 100 miles from north of…View Region