When you think of wine tourism in the U.S., Californiaâ€™s world-famous Napa Valley and Sonoma County undoubtedly come to mind. Just north of San Francisco, these grape-growing regions are home to hundreds of wineries with tasting rooms and scenic patios where visitors can relax and sample reds, whites, rosÃ©s and more.
But Napa and Sonoma arenâ€™t geographically or financially accessible for everyone. Or perhaps youâ€™ve already visited these areas and are thirsting for a new wine experience. Fortunately, there are many other â€œwine countriesâ€ in the U.S.
From Oregon to Michigan to Texas, here are 14 American wine regions that arenâ€™t Napa and Sonoma. As always, be sure to consider the state of the pandemic at your destination and in your home community before booking a trip.