Emerging U.S. Wine Regions

When it comes to wine tourism, it’s easy to be seduced by far-flung destinations, or rely on the big players in America, like Napa Valley and Sonoma County. But as American viticulture becomes more and more sophisticated, underdog regions have grown increasingly interesting. While nearly 9 out of every 10 bottles of U.S. wine come from California, the U.S. Department of the Treasury actually recognizes 238 distinct American Viticultural Areas, most of which aren’t in the Golden State. (If you’re a wine nerd, it’s worth browsing the AVA’s website for a few minutes—there might be a wine region closer to home than you think.)


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