How Wine Production Started In The USA
Wine production in the United States started from very simple and humble beginnings. The early settlers in the US thought they had gotten a very good start to the wine production industry when they discovered a natural vine that produced grapes of the highest quality which could later be used for the production of wine. These native and natural vines however produced low quality musky wine that was not pleasant to taste at all.
After the initial failure, the US government requested high quality vines from their neighboring countries closer to the Mediterranean but these vines could not survive in the weather conditions of the United States and these vines sooner or later dried up. Pretty soon the locals started realizing that they had to come up with their own unique brand of vines that could sustain both the temperature of the region and be good in taste. Slowly but surely they started bringing native vines from Europe and started mixing them with the breed found in the US. This gave to the production of hybrid vines that were able to produce high quality wine. These grapes still continue to be the producers of the best wine found all across the United States of America.
The situation was different in different parts of the country. For example the people in California had some difficulties in growing the European varieties of Vines. Very soon, the demand for wine increased when miners started drinking a lot more wine. Spanish settlers started importing European vines into California later on and these vines were the reason that California was able to produce high quality wine from the start.
The consumption and production of wine has substantially increased in the USA and the majority of wine that is produced in the US is supplied from California which is up to 90 percent. Other states like Washington and Oregon also have a small share in the overall wine production of the country.
But the king of the hill is definitely California. It is known as the undisputed home of wine production in the United States of America. Although California is dubbed nationwide as the sunny state, still there are amazingly cool parts of the state where world class wines are produced from the some of the best natural and hybrid vines in the world. The awesome climate of the region can be attributed to the cold winds being blown in from the Pacific Ocean.