Wine may be produced in various regions of the United States of America, but one regions wines stand out from the rest; Californian wines.
The white and red wine varieties have a strong following with lovers of wine all over the world, often to the detriment of other wines from the United States which are equally good.
Most American wine is produced in the state of California and Californian vintners have spared no expense in perfecting their art, which is evident in the wines they produce!
Having endured and survived Phylloxera in 1870 and Prohibition in the 1920's, the state of California now accounts for 96% of the USA's total wine production. The region stretches along the Pacific Ocean for 1100 kilometres and as a result, has many climatic differences. Two common elements however are a lack of rain during the summer and the influence of the Pacific. This difference in climate allows a diverse number of grape varieties to be cultivated producing all styles of wine.