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UNITED STATES WINE REGION
wine has been produced for over 300 years. Today, wine
production is performed in all fifty states, with
California leading the way in wine production followed
by Washington State, Oregon and New York. The United
States is the fourth largest wine producing country in
the world after France, Italy, and Spain. The production
in the US State of California alone is more than double
of the production of the entire country of Australia.
There are nearly 3,000 commercial vineyards in the
United States with at least one winery in all 50 states.
California Cabernet Sauvignon is the famous full-bodied
red wine made from the traditional Bordeaux grape.
California Chardonnay, made from the same grapes used in
French White Burgundy and Champagne, is a wonderful dry
white wine of excellent flavor and complexity.
Wine Grape. The Zinfandel grape is a uniquely American
wine grape that was probably imported to the USA at
least 200 years ago. Some excellent Pinot Noir is
available from Northern California and Oregon.