California Wineries & Vineyards
California wineries... hmmm, where to begin? California
is the US leading producer of wine. It actually ranks fourth in
the world for wine production. With more than 1200 wineries operating
within the state, growing more than 60 varietals of grapes, California
is the end-all be-all of American wine. It is the place most everyone
thinks of when they think wine. California wines compete with French,
Italian, and other foreign wines and consistently come out on top.
The state's unique geography allows for exceptional growing conditions.
Its long Pacific coast line, mild climate, and rich soil create
the perfect environment for grape growing. Most grapes are grown
and wines are produced between the Pacific coast and the Central
Valley, but visitors to all parts of California will find that this
state's rich wine-growing history evident in it's restaurants, nightlife,
and tourism. So whether you're visiting cities like San Francisco,
Sacramento, and Long Beach you can usually find a winery and opportunities
to taste amazing California wines close by.
Each California winery offers something a little
different from the next, and vineyards can be found in nearly every
region of this great state. Click on the map at the top of the page
to find wineries within a specific region of California and take
a closer look at what's available in your area. California's urban centers of Oakland and Los Angeles
have chic downtown
wine bars. CA wine bars like Enotria Cafe & Wine Bar, Side
Door Cafe, and Vin De Syrah Spirit & Wine Parlor, are great
places to taste local wines and cuisines without ever leaving the
city. If you decide to head to a California winery or vineyard, you'll be impressed by the beautiful natural landscape
you'll see along the way. Let our website help you find wineries and tours and trails. Learn all you need to know about
what California wine country has to offer.
With wineries to be found in just about every region
of California, enthusiasts can find something pleasing to the palate.
With amazing wineries like Fanucchi Vineyards, Ridge Vineyards,
and Sterling Vineyards, wine tasting in CA is unique and exciting.
These and other California vineyards produce both reds and whites.
The cities of Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lake, and Los Angeles are just
a short distance from California wineries and vineyards. Depending
upon what time of year you plan to be in California, you can attend
an California fine wine or food festival like In Love with Redwood
Valley - A Day of Wine, Spirits, and Chocolate in February, Mammoth
Wine & Jazz in September or Art of Food & Wine in Palm Desert
in Fall and sample some great food prepared by local chefs and accompanied
by local and national wines. Events like these give visiting and
resident wine lovers opportunities to really experience the unique
charms of California wine-making. Whatever your wine tastes, California's
wine country is sure to please everyone!
For additional California Winery & Vineyard information
including wine bars, wine tours, and wine festivals, you can contact
the California Division of Tourism at P.O. Box 1499, Sacramento, CA 95812-1499 Telephone: 916-444-4429.