The United States is without doubt one of the most dynamic New World wine producing countries. Americans enjoy an abundance of high quality wines across all varieties and styles, with all but three states contributing to the overall production of the country. America’s participation in the Six Nations Wine Challenge since 2013 served to re-calibrate what we knew about this powerhouse wine producer of Sparkling wines, Chardonnays, White Blends, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and many other varieties that we had become complacent over.
Patrick Comiskey – USA
Patrick Comiskey is a Senior Correspondent for Wine & Spirits Magazine, where he serves as Chief Critic for the wines of the Pacific Northwest. He is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, and his work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Lucky Peach, Food & Wine, Bon Appetite, Decanter, The Hollywood Reporter, the Robb Report, and other publications.
American wine has been produced for over 300 years. Today, wine production is undertaken in all fifty states, with California producing 89 percent of all US wine. The United States is the fourth-largest wine producing country in the world after France, Italy, and Spain. With more than 1,100,000 acres (4,500 km2) under vine, the United States is the sixth-most planted country in the world after France, Italy, Spain, China and Turkey.California leads the way with wine productions for the states and is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir.The next region, the Pacific Northwest, includes the states of Washington and Oregon. With their similar climates and terroir, they make up a good portion of wine production for the states. Oregon wineries are smaller than most, and specialize in Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The specialty Washington wine is the Riesling. New York is ranked third in wine production in the U.S. and offers a multitude of opportunity for those in the wine industry. The wines produced are a variety, but typically you will see Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Wine Regions: TBC
Planted Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Semillon, Roussanne, Marsanne, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah
Climate: The climate has been described as …
Winning Wines from USA
Below are a selection of winning wines from the Six Nations Wine Challenge since their inclusion.