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A Guide to Our Favorite California Producers

December 8, 2018 in Regions & Producers

With 480,000 acres under vines and a signature ‘New World Winemaking’ style, there’s no region in the world like California, home to 90% of America’s wine production. ‘West Coast Best Coast’ just went to a whole new level.

America's Claim to Fame

Phylloxera, Prohibition, and a Second World War; winemaking in California didn’t always come easy. Thankfully, a Paris-based wine competition held in May 1976 put the region back on the map, after a unanimous victory against the wines of Bordeaux. For the Golden State, it was only uphill from there.

Today, California is a lead player in world wine production. Known for its signature, bold and fruit-forward winemaking style, the wines continue to capture the hearts of consumers and critics alike. With such a vast amount of land under vines, the possibilities are endless. From juicy, full-bodied Cabs of the north, to high-acid, cooler climate Chardonnays of the Sta. Rita Hills, and everything in between, there’s truly a bottle of California wine for every type of palate. 

 

90%

of u.s. wine production

360K

hectares under vines

1200

wineries
Our Favorite California Wine Producers | Verve Wine

Our Favorite Producers

We believe that great wine is crafted by the hands of exceptional winemakers. The producers below have been carefully curated just for you.

Sommelier Rajat Parr of Sandhi & Domaine de la Côte © Ed Anderson
Sommelier Rajat Parr of Sandhi & Domaine de la Côte © Ed Anderson

Icons

Legendary producers with unmatchable prestige; cellar necessities.

Inspirations

Innovative producers who make us think; impressive and influential.

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