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50 Wines from 50 States

50 Wines From 50 States

 

Did you know that wine is made in all 50 United States?

It is true. Grapes don’t always grow well in every state, but wine can also be made using other local fruits. That being said, there are ambitious people who have planted vineyards in most states and attempting to make grape wine despite what experts say. In some cases, people are importing in grapes from other states and producing wine from these imported grapes. Starting in 2019, my mission is to try at least one bottle of wine from all 50 United States.

I’m using a few rules for this:

  • Wines must be from a winery I’ve never tried before.
  • They can’t be mass produced and/or easily locatable wine from your nearest chain supermarket. The exception to is if the local market happens to stock local wineries. Good for them if they are supporting their local wineries.
  • The wines must be local to each state and also from a boutique or smaller winery. In some cases, this may not be possible, but we will see.
  • The fruit in the wine must be grown in that specific state. If for some reason a state does not produce wine from its own fruit, I will have to accept this though.

I will not be visiting each winery (or state) directly. Most of these will be recommended to me or discovered by using the powers of the Internet. It will be easier to purchase wine from well-known winemaking states like Oregon and Washington (and my home California), but I know I am in for a challenge with certain states like Mississippi listed here for having only two wineries! I have yet to look for those two, but it’s going to be tough. Not sure how old that winery count page is, but we will find out.

Since shipping wine isn’t cheap, I will be buying more than one bottle to make the shipping price worth it. I may put one of these secondary bottles as an alternative wine for that state. That way if I wish to try more than one bottle from that state, I already have it listed.

This is going to be quite educational for me! I’ve only ever had wine from maybe 6-8 states. It also gives me a chance to brush up on my geography as well as learn what’s currently going on in the world of domestic wine production.


 

 

Total States Purchased and Received: 37
Total States Reviewed: 36

Do you own a winery in a state I haven’t reviewed (or purchased) yet? Contact me to setup a purchase.

 

Alabama

Not purchased yet


Alaska Wines

Alaska (reviewed)

Black Currant Wine
Bear Creek Winery

Alternate Wine:
Strawberry Rhubarb Wine
Bear Creek Winery

See review here


Arizona Wines

Arizona

Mourvèdre
Page Springs Cellars
Vintage 2020

Alternate Wine:
Barbera
Page Springs Cellars
Vintage 2019

See review here


Arkansas Wines

Arkansas (reviewed)

Old Mill Muscadine
Bath House Row Winery

Traminette
Rusty Tractor Vineyards

Alternate Wine(s):

Park Ave Delight
Bath House Row Winery

Cynthiana
Rusty Tractor Vineyards

See review here


California Wines

California (reviewed)

Mission
Story Winery
Vintage 2016

Alternate Wine:
Zinfandel
Story Winery
Vintage 2015

See review here


Colorado Wines

Colorado (reviewed)

Cabernet Sauvignon
Colterris Wines
Vintage 2016

Alternate Wine:
Chardonnay
Colterris Wines
Vintage 2017

See review here


Connecticut

Purchased, but not reviewed yet


Delaware

Not purchased yet


Florida Wines

Florida (reviewed)

Carlos Muscadine
Chautauqua Winery

Alternate Wine:
Noble Muscadine
Chautauqua Winery

See review here


Georgia Wines

Georgia (reviewed)

Muscadine Gold
Georgia Winery

Alternate Wine:
Dead Head Red
Georgia Winery

See review here


Hawaii Wines

Hawaii (reviewed)

Symphony Dry
Volcano Winery

Alternate Wine:
Pinot Noir
Volcano Winery
Vintage 2016

See review here


Idaho Wines

Idaho (reviewed)

Classic Fly Riesling
Sawtooth Winery
Vintage 2016

Alternate Wine:
Trout Trilogy Syrah
Sawtooth Winery
Vintage 2015

See review here


Illinois Wines

Illinois (reviewed)

Chambourcin Reserve
August Hill Winery

Alternate Wine:
Norton
August Hill Winery

See review here


Indiana wines

Indiana (reviewed)

Blaufrankisch
Huber’s Orchard & Winery
Vintage 2017

Alternate Wine:
Traminette
Huber’s Orchard & Winery

See review here


Iowa wines

Iowa (reviewed)

Falcon Hill Red
Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery

Alternate Wine:
Marechal Foch
Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery

See review here


Kansas

Not purchased yet


Kentucky Wines

Kentucky (reviewed)

Cabernet Franc
Purple Toad Winery
Vintage 2017

Alternate Wine:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon
Purple Toad Winery
Vintage 2017

See review here


Louisiana Wines

Louisiana (reviewed)

Noble
Casa De Sue Winery

Alternate Wine:
Delta Blush
Casa De Sue Winery

See review here


Maine Wine

Maine (reviewed)

By The Numbers
Dragonfly Farm & Winery

Alternate Wine:
Red Rocket
Dragonfly Farm & Winery

See review here


Maryland

Not purchased yet


Massachusetts Wines

Massachusetts (reviewed)

Chardonnay
Westport Rivers Winery
Vintage 2017

Alternate Wine:
Rkatsiteli
Westport Rivers Winery
Vintage 2017

See review here


Michigan

Not purchased yet


Minnesota Wines

Minnesota (reviewed)

Marquette
Saint Croix Vineyards
Vintage 2016

Alternate Wine:
La Crescent
Saint Croix Vineyards
Vintage 2017

See review here


Mississippi

Not purchased yet


Missouri Wines

Missouri (reviewed)

Chambourcin
Durso Hills Winery

Alternate Wine:
Reserve Estate
Victoria Vineyards

See review here


Montana Wines

Montana (reviewed)

Skalkaho Red Wine
Hidden Legend Winery

Alternate Wine:
The King’s Mead
Hidden Legend Winery

See review here


Nebraska

Not purchased yet


Nevada Wines

Nevada (reviewed)

Tempranillo
Pahrump Winery
Vintage 2016

Alternate Wine:
Syrah
Pahrump Winery
Vintage 2016

See review here


New Hampshire

Not purchased yet


New Jersey Wines

New Jersey (reviewed)

Silver Lining Cabernet Franc
Unionville Vineyards
Vintage 2019

Alternate Wine:
Cool Foxy Lady Dessert Wine
Unionville Vineyards
Vintage 2019

See review here


New Mexico Wines

New Mexico (reviewed)

Cabernet Franc
D.H. Lescombes
Vintage 2014

Alternate Wine:
Red Chile Wine
Hatch Chile

See review here


New York Wines

New York (reviewed)

Riesling
Heron Hill
Vintage 2017

Alternate Wine:
Pinot Noir
Heron Hill
Vintage 2016

See review here


North Carolina wine

North Carolina (reviewed)

Cabernet Franc
Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery
Vintage 2017

Alternate Wine:
Blueberry
Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery
Vintage 2019

See review here


North Dakota

Not purchased yet


Ohio

Not purchased yet


Oklahoma

Not purchased yet


Oregon Wines

Oregon (reviewed)

Pinot Noir
The Eyrie Vineyards
Vintage 2015

Alternate Wine:
Pinot Meunier
The Eyrie Vineyards
Vintage 2016

See review here


Pennsylvania Wine

Pennsylvania (reviewed)

Merlot
Sorrenti’s Cherry Valley Vineyards

Alternate Wine:
Cayuga
Sorrenti’s Cherry Valley Vineyards

See review here


Rhode Island Wines

Rhode Island (reviewed)

Landot Noir
Newport Vineyards

Alternate Wine:
Gewürztraminer
Newport Vineyards

See review here


South Carolina Wines

South Carolina (reviewed)

Low Tide
Deep Water Vineyard

Alternate Wine:
Palmetto Pepper
Deep Water Vineyard

See review here


South Dakota Wine

South Dakota (reviewed)

Wild Grape
Valiant Vineyards
Vintage 2008

Alternate Wine:
Sturgis Merlot 2017
Valiant Vineyards

See review here


Tennessee Wines

Tennessee (reviewed)

Tennessee Chambourcin
Beans Creek Winery
Vintage 2016

Alternate Wine:
Vidal Blanc
Beans Creek Winery

See review here


Texas wines

Texas (reviewed)

Cabernet Sauvignon Marallan
William Chris Vineyards
Vintage 2017

Alternate Wine:
Tannat Hye Estate
William Chris Vineyards
Vintage 2016

See review here


Utah Wines

Utah (reviewed)

Cabernet Sauvignon
Castle Creek Winery

Alternate Wine:
Chardonnay
Castle Creek Winery

See review here


Vermont (reviewed)

Duet Ice Wine
Shelburne Vineyard
Vintage 2017

Alternate Wine:
Marquette Reserve
Shelburne Vineyard
Vintage 2017

See review here


Virginia Wines

Virginia (reviewed)

Norton Barrel Select
Chrysalis Vineyards
Vintage 2016

Alternate Wine:
Norton Schitz & Giggels
Chrysalis Vineyards
Vintage 2016

See review here


Washington Wines

Washington (reviewed)

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Airfield Estates Winery
Vintage 2020

Alternate Wine:
Viognier
Airfield Estates Winery
Vintage 2021

See review here


West Virginia

Not purchased yet


Wisconsin wines

Wisconsin (reviewed)

Marquette
Cedar Creek Winery
Vintage 2017

Alternate Wine:
Beau Blanc
Cedar Creek Winery
Vintage 2018

See review here


Wyoming

Not purchased yet