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Raise A Glass To 5 World-Class Wine Regions Right In The U.S.

Do you love wine? Then you'll be happy to know that you don't have to travel all the way to France or Italy to find top quality wine regions and world-class wineries. There are many amazing places to find your favorite "wine country" right here in the United States. 

Here are a few of the best.

Napa Valley. Undoubtedly the best known wine region in the U.S. is Napa Valley, California. With famous vineyards like V.Sattui Winery and Oak Knoll, it's a must-see for American oenophiles and visitors alike. You'll get a luxurious wine tour experience here and can choose from underground caves, castles, and grand European chateaux. 

Sonoma County. Considered a more rustic sibling to Napa Valley, neighboring Sonoma County is a quieter and less crowded wine tour destination. You can find many more modern wine startups that often focus on sustainable methods and organic wine production. This is a place to explore wine's more eclectic side.

Oregon and Washington. Head north from the Napa and Sonoma regions to find the second most populated winery region: the Pacific Northwest. With plenty of rain, rolling hills, and cooler climates, the Pacific Northwest has been steadily growing as a great winery destination. Find world class Pinot Noir in Oregon, and be on the lookout for Washington's Riesling, Chardonnay, and Merlot varieties. 

Upstate New York. Not on the West Coast? Don't worry, there are great wine regions in the Northeast as well. New York hosts two growing wine countries: the North Fork and the Finger Lakes. Travelers to the Finger Lakes region will find more than 100 wineries with a historic connection to the area's wine reputation. Watch out for the crowds in the popular North Fork region, where visitors from the Hamptons fill the tasting rooms during the warm summer months. 

Texas Hill Country. The Southwest gets in on the winery action with a large production area in the warm and open Texas Hill Country. Head north of San Antonio or west of Austin to find vast vineyards that specialize in excellent varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Syrah, or Zinfandel.  

Ready to head out for your United States wine tour? No matter where you are in the country — from the popular West Coast to the Midwest to the original Northeast regions — you're sure to find wineries to rival European masters. So start wherever you want and enjoy a toast to the fertile lands and minds of America. 

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