Discover California's Wine Country

Wineries abound in California, with over 1,200 in the state – varying from smaller operations to large companies, such as E & J Gallo Winery, which distributes worldwide. The wine region stretches over 427 thousand acres, and includes over 107 American Viticultural Areas, including Napa and Sonoma Valley. California grows over one hundred different varieties of grapes, including many of the world’s best known wine grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel are just a few of the types grown here, and they highlight the outstanding quality of the California wine industry. In this video, WatchMojo.com lets you see the sights of California wine country.
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Despite being almost three-quarters the size of France, California is home to an impressive wine industry. Close to ninety per cent of wine produced in the United States hails from this West Coast state.

In fact, if California were its own country, that country would be the world’s fourth-largest producer of wine. California’s wine country has been producing wine since the mid-nineteenth century.

California Wine Country draws tourists not only for wine tastings, but also for hot air balloon rides, hiking and bicycling.

Californian wine is considered world class, especially after having beaten out French wines in both the red and white categories in a 1976 competition. Wineries abound in California, with over 1,200 in the state – varying from smaller operations to large companies, such as E & J Gallo Winery, which distributes worldwide.

Most of California’s wineries are located between the Pacific Coast and the Central Valley. The wine region stretches over 427 thousand acres, and includes over 107 American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs, including Napa and Sonoma Valley.

California grows over one hundred different varieties of grapes, including many of the world’s best known wine grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel are just a few of the types grown here, and they highlight the outstanding quality of the California wine industry.
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