The Makers

United States of America

American wine has been manufactured for about 300 years. Today, wine production is commenced in all fifty states, with California manufacturing 89 percent of all US wine. The United States is the fourth biggest wine manufacturing nation in the world after France, Italy, and Spain.

The North American continent is abode to numerous local species of grape, including Vitislabrusca, Vitisriparia, Vitisrotundifolia, and Vitisvulpina. But the wine making industry is based on the cultivation of the European Vitisvinifera, which was introduced by European settlers. With more than 1,100,000 acres (4,500 km2) under vine.

American Appellation System
The before  American appellation system was depended on the political boundaries of states and counties. In September 1978 the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (nowAlcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) created rules to set up American Viticulture Areas (AVA) based on diverse weather and environmental attributes. In June 1980, the Augusta AVA in Missouri was marked as the first American Viticulture Area under the new appellation framework. For the sake of wine labeling purposes, all the states and county appellations were labeled in as appellations. There were 187 distinct AVAs designated under U.S. law as of April 2007.
 

United States Wine Regions:

 

West Coast Midwestern United States
Rocky Mountain Region Great Lakes region 
Southwestern United States East Coast of the United States

 

Grape Varieties:

 

Variety Color
Carnelian Red
Centurian Red
Bonarda Red
Ruby Cabernet Red

Popular Imported American Wines sold in India:

  1. Marimer Torres Estate Pinot Noir(2004)-Dry Red Wine
  2. Marimar Torres Estate Chardonnay(2005)-Dry White Wine
  3. Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Two Wines
  4. Columbia Crest Chardonny Two Wines
  5. Columbia Crest Merlot Two Wines
  6. Columbia Crest Shiraz Two Wines
  7. Columbia Crest Riesling Two Wines
  8. Sutter Home White Zinfandel
  9. Sutter Home Chardonnay
  10. Sutter Home Merlot
  11. Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc
  12. Sutter Home cabernet Sauvignon
  13. Carlo Rossi Carbrnet Sauvgnon California
  14. Carlo Rossi Chardonnay California
  15. Carlo Rossi Carbrnet Sauvgnon California
  16. Carlo Rossi Chardonnay California
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