Wine is a vintage that has been around for a long time now, and is considered an absolute must on the table in formal dinners in almost all cultures around the world. For the people who hold special cravings for wine tastings, a place like France would probably be the first to come to mind as the perfect place for it. However, North America offers great alternatives too. Some of them are listed below:
1. Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley is the wine capital in America. With over 450 wineries that that compete with the most elite ones worldwide, Napa Valley is known for producing world class wines. Napa Valley is the perfect place for a family weekend getaway or a break from the monotonous routine of life.
2. Sonoma, California
California again, yes. The mountains that protect Sonoma from excessive rainfall help create the perfect environment for vineyards. Sonoma boasts so many wineries; wine bars and restaurants that one will need about a month to truly experience this wine heaven.
3. Willamette Valley, Oregon
This wine stronghold may not as popularly acknowledge as California. However, this area boasts of over two hundred wineries ranging from large ones to small, family owned ones. The wines from this place are somewhat unique and are widely sought after.
4. Yakima Valley, Washington
Yakima Valley is the oldest wine making area in the state of Washington. There are many wine makers here and thus a plethora of different ones to choose from. This region primarily produces red wine.
5. Roseburg, Oregon
This region offers a warmer climate than the rest of Oregon, and thus is ideal for growing numerous varieties of grapes. You can probably see where this is heading. This is a great place to visit; you get to taste vintage wines while enjoying breathtaking sceneries.
6. Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
now also making a name for itself in the world of wine. The fruits wines here are sweeter than the fruits themselves!
7. Finger Lakes, New York
This region, with over 100 wineries, boasts of some great wines, and flaunts it too by offering wine tastings all year round. Add to that amazing panoramic views, and you have yourself the destination for your next trip!
8. Traverse City, Michigan
The grapes for wines of this area come from the shores of Lake Michigan. The vineyards here offer a versatile assortment of fruit wines.
9. North Fork, Long Island, NY
This quiet island has over eighteen different vineyards, and most of them offer tours and wine tastings. A commendable fact is that within 25 years, this area has grown from just one vineyard to number 9 on this list.
10. Oak Grove, Virginia
Oak Grove was once a land full of colonial Americans making wine, and they passed down their knowledge several generations. The vineyards here are quite popular in the US.