Whether it's a particularly smooth zinfandel or a delightfully bubbly sparkling wine, each California winegrowing region imparts subtle nuances to the wines and grapes grown within its borders. Each region has a diverse and distinctive mix of wine styles, grape varieties, wine-grape growers, vintners, wineries and events.
Interested in learning more about the wines produced in a particular winegrowing area? Explore the regions, links and resources to the right and get to know more about California’s vineyards.
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In the Sacramento Valley, the dry soils and Mediterranean climate work together to provide an ideal environment for flavorful grapes to thrive. Best known for its full-flavored zinfandels and bold petite sirahs, the region also provides the right conditions for chardonnay and other wine grape varieties. Previously a widespread series of wetlands, the valley has the right types of soils and microclimates to cultivate a variety of delicious grapes and delectable wines.
Clarksburg Wine Growers & Vintners Association: www.clarksburgwinegrowers.com
Lodi Vintners Association: www.lodivintners.com
Lodi Wine Grape Commission: www.lodiwine.com
Shasta Cascade Viticulture Association: www.shastacascadeviticultureassociation.org