"California is America's #1 wine state, and the fourth largest producer in the world (behind France, Italy and Spain)." - Californian Association of Winegrape Growers
"California's wonderful year-round weather is as good for our wine as it is for our visitors.
Abundant sunshine ensures a consistent and long grape growing season, while the diversity of our terroir supports a multitude of winegrape varieties and surprising flavor variation within them. California's 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) of rugged coastline expose nearby vineyards to natural "air conditioning" in the form of fog and breezes, making for exceptional Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and other cool climate varieties. Warmer interior valleys receive the same cooling effect thanks to rivers, lakes and deltas.
Meanwhile, vines planted along our hillsides get a fine mixture of cooling air and bright, unfiltered sun-conditions that Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were born to love" - Discover California Wines
"Due to our diverse soils, climate and topography, Napa Valley vintners are able to produce a variety of consistent quality wines from a wide-ranging selection of grapes. Consider the diversity of just a few of our most popular vinous offerings: traditional method sparkling wines; light, fresh Sauvignon Blanc; rich, full-bodied Chardonnay; silky, seductive Pinot Noir; bold, spicy Zinfandel; ripe, velvety Merlot; and, of course, our world-famous Cabernet Sauvignon" - Napa Valley Vinters
Map courtesy: The Wine Institute