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The USA is a behemoth of New World wine. Although the country has been making wine for more than four centuries, it has gained a huge amount of prominence in the last 40 years. It is now the fourth largest wine producing country in the world after Spain, France and Italy.
A diverse, vast country, each state in America is diverse enough in its climate and topography to produce wine including red, white, rose, and sparkling varieties. There are a number of native species of grape, but the majority that make up the wine industry are European varieties.
Wine production has its centre on the west coast, but there are at least a few wineries in each of the 50 states. Discover American wine with Fine Wines Direct UK. We are proud to offer a selection of wine from the USA, from some of the finest producers in the country.
You can buy online for speedy home delivery direct to your door. We offer free delivery on orders over £150 and you can save 10% when you order 12 or more bottles, so it’s a win-win. Alternatively, pop into our shop in Cardiff to chat to one of our friendly experts who can help you pick out your next favourite bottle.
The reputation of US wine is largely founded on the reputations of Napa and Sonoma counties, but is home to a vast and expansive wine industry across the whole country.
All of us know about Californian wines, and for good reason. California is responsible for the production of more than 80% of all US wine. The region has abundant sunshine and a long grape growing season. As it has such varied terroir, producers are able to grow a variety of grapes, from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Oregon has been gradually getting noticed in the wine world. The state has warm, dry summers with cool evenings, helping to preserve acidity in the grapes. Around two thirds of the grape production in the region is Pinot Noir, as well as a small amount of Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
Washington’s wine production started in the mid 1960s, and there are now over 1000 wineries in the region. Like California, the area experiences warm days and cool nights. Many of the vineyards are located in the Cascade Mountains, which help to protect vineyards from harsh wet weather. The five main varieties grown in Washington wine country are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot and Syrah.
New York State is third in the US’ wine production, after California and Washington. It has a milder climate compared to its west coast counterparts, the Empire State is home to around 2000 wineries. Popular grapes grown in the area include Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer.
Virginia was the first recorded wine-growing area in the country, and now has over 300 wineries across the state. Its terroir is diverse to say the least, with coastal inlets to wild mountainous terrain. The most widely planted variety here is Chardonnay, followed by Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier.
We are proud to offer a variety of USA wine, all available to buy online. Our wine experts have picked a few of their favourites.
Smoking Loon Zinfandel, California, USA 2018
This delicious Zinfandel will entice you with blackcurrant, blackberry and vanilla aromas. You will enjoy notes of spice and liquorice, with gentle tannins that round out this fulsome wine. Enjoy it with a summer barbecue.
Beringer, Zinfandel Rose, California USA, 2020
Beringer has built a legacy with its world-renowned California vineyards. This Zinfandel rose has delicious red fruit notes of strawberries, cherry and raspberries, and combines refreshing acidity and balanced sweetness. Try it with spicy dishes or desserts.
Fine Wines Direct UK is a real treasure trove of wine. Not only do we offer stunning wines from the USA, but from all across the world from Uruguay to Italy and even Australia. We have something for every budget and taste, from excellent table wines to award-winning Champagnes and Clarets.
We work in collaboration with vineyard owners and producers, and have created excellent long standing relationships in order to offer our loyal customers incredible wines from a whole range of countries, in a whole host of styles. Our expert team have more than a century of combined experience in the wine industry, and so are well equipped to help you choose your next bottle.
You can order American wine online from us for swift and convenient home delivery. If you live or work in South Wales, you can pop into our shop in Cardiff and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you. Find out more about our team and what we have to offer by getting in touch.