If there is one thing that people are certain on when it comes to wine and the United States, it’s that California is the premiere wine location to visit. They would be right.
California is well-known for the Sonoma and Napa Valley areas where vineyards are most prominent. Due to the state’s sunny, warm, and relatively mild weather, it’s the ideal spot for a large number of grape varieties to grow. The combination of soil, sun, and cool ocean air allows for California to develop a number of wines suitable for any occasion. From rich reds to dry whites, you don’t even have to visit California to taste the multitude of wines produced there. A trip to any location that sells wine will likely have a wide selection of bottles that come straight from both Napa Valley and Sonoma.
Travel there can be fun and relaxing. Many travel books even focus exclusively on either area, but a number of general travel books can easily direct you to other wineries not in those places, giving you a chance to sample all that California has to offer.