When fall comes it’s harvest time for most of North America’s best wine regions and it’s a great time to visit them and take in some wine-tasting at the same time. Here are some of the best regions for wine lovers to visit.
1. California, USA
The northern coast of the state of California has several famous wine regions. Some of the most popular ones are Sonoma County, Napa Valley, the Central Coast Santa Clara Valley, San Lucas, Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Cruz Mountains. In the south, you’ll find Leona Valley, Antelope Valley, Ramona Valley, and Temecula Valley. The wines made here are a variety of Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, Chardonnays, and Syrahs. Many of the California wines have wonderful fruity flavours.
2. New Brunswick, Canada
New Brunswick is more famous for producing fruit wines and ciders instead of traditional grape wines. Some of the most popular consist of rhubarb, blueberry, and strawberry. However, grape wine is still fermented here. Some of the best regions to visit wineries are the major cities of Saint John, Moncton, and Fredericton.
3. New York, USA
There are four main wine-growing areas in the state of New York. These are the Finger Lakes region, Long Island, Lake Erie, and Hudson River Valley. Most of the grapes are of the French Hybrid, Vitis labrusca, and Vitis Vinifera varieties. The most well-known and best quality wines in the regions are generally considered the Rieslings.
4. Nova Scotia, Canada
There are several excellent wine regions in Nova Scotia, such as Annapolis Valley, the Malagash Peninsula, Bear River Valley, LaHave River Valley, Marble Mountain. Most of them produce hardy French hybrid grapes such as Marechal Foch and l’Acadie. The Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay’s are ideal with the province’s excellent fresh seafood.
5. Texas, USA
The Lone Star State may come as a surprise to many people, but it’s the fifth largest region in America when it comes to producing wine. There are eight wine and grape areas in Texas and the state produces over two million gallons of wine every year. Some of the most popular wines are Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chenin Blanc.
6. British Columbia, Canada
The beautiful western province of British Columbia is home to several good wine-producing areas, including the Okanagan Valley, Fraser Valley, Similkameen Valley, the Gulf Islands, and Vancouver Island. British Columbia is also home to over 700 independent growers and wineries. Some of the most famous products are British Columbia Ice wines, which are produced from grapes that are frozen on the vine.