Why is California and it’s Paso Robles & Temecula terroirs a great place to savor wine? a) The land, b) the temperatures, c) the winemakers, d) the hospitality people, e) all the Tesla charging stations?
All of the above (minus answer ‘e’, though we have plenty here.)
Recently USA Today ranked the ten best of our country’s wine regions and two California areas took top honors: #1 Paso Robles, #2 Temecula.
There are some great areas in the US creating wonderful wine but we’re partial to California wine. Its regions, counties and farms create a wide variety of vino to enjoy.
USA Today’s full list:
#1 Paso Robles, California
#2 Temecula, California
#3 Grand Valley, Colorado (we’ve tasted east of Grand Junction, good wine)
#4 Finger Lakes, New York
#6 Snake River Valley, Idaho (we’ve enjoyed their wines)
#7 Walla Walla Valley, Washington (good wines, on the drier side)
#8 Crest of the Blue Ridge, North Carolina
#9 Dahlonega Plateau, Georgia
#10 Texas Hill Country, Texas
When you’re traveling around the country check out these areas. But we’ll still be here. We’re partial to California wine.
Some notes on our wine ranking system.
Bill & Erin Hodge write about California Wine, the estates & winemakers producing them and educational information about Vino. Living in California Wine Country provides a front row seat to the places you want to visit the most here in the Golden State.
– -✰ means -What’s next on your list of wines
-✰ means -Not liking it too much
✰ means -We’ll drink this wine, especially if it’s hosted!
✰+ means -You’ve got our attention and we might buy this wine.
✰+ + means -We’re hooked and we’re going to buy this wine.
When you see -✰/✰+ with a slash, it means we disagree.