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Exploring California’s Bottles of Wine, One Winery at a Time

A Local’s Guide to California Wines & Wineries

The Golden State is home to 4,391 wineries producing New World Wines the envy of wine makers everywhere. That’s 57% of all US wineries. While there is a lot of great wine in other countries, other states, a California bottle of wine is one of our favorites (and we suspect yours too). Our site is dedicated to the regions, terroirs & appellations throughout California creating great bottles of wine. It’s a guide for you to explore California wine areas.

Everybody has their favorite California Bottle of Wine. Some like expensive, some like value, some like taste. We believe the best wine in the world is the wine you like most, whether that be a Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Syrah or Cabernet.

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